Teen Programs

Look. Relate. Create. From tours and workshops to volunteering opportunities, there's a place for teens at the Dallas Museum of Art. DMA Teen Programs are opportunities for teens (ages 13-19) to make connections with global cultures, meet and collaborate with new friends, and find inspiration in new places. We currently offer the following opportunities for teens:

Teen Workshops are led by educators and working artists. Ideal for teens looking to expand their creative horizons, workshops give teens an individualized and closer look at artwork in the gallery and opportunities to learn new techniques and skills. Workshops are offered on weekends and during weekdays for homeschooled teens.

Teen Tours are free bimonthly tours for teens who are looking for a basic introduction to global art history. Ideal for high school students taking AP Art History, Teen Tours give students a closer look at the art that made its mark on culture then and now. These tours are intended for individual students or small groups of friends. If you are interested in bringing a class or large group to the DMA, please visit our Student Visit page for more information.

Volunteering Opportunities

Teen Ambassador Program
The Teen Ambassador program provides opportunities for high school students to initiate and deepen their relationship with the DMA during the summer. Teen Ambassadors lead summer family programs and gallery activities for young visitors (ages 5–12), ranging from drop-in art-making activities in the Center for Creative Connections to Family Story Time in the galleries. Please check our Volunteer page for more information.

DMA Teen Advisory Council
The Teen Advisory Council, or TAC for short, is a group of highly motivated high school students who help shape the direction of how the Museum engages with youth audiences. Members of the council develop innovative interdisciplinary programming for Museum visitors of all ages, and serve as ambassadors for the Museum to the community. Being a TAC member is an opportunity to develop leadership, project management, and hands-on facilitation skills, as well as work directly with museum professionals. Please check our Volunteer page for more information.

For questions or more information about DMA Teen Programs, email teens@DMA.org or call 214-922-1822. 

Upcoming Teen Workshops

Format: 2/22/18

Teen Homeschool Workshop: Story Sequence

Friday, February 23, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

In this workshop, let your inner storyteller shine! Explore the re-creation of Villa La Pausa in the Reves Collection and imagine what stories the period rooms might tell. Turn your inspiration into an illustration by creating a one-page comic to share with friends and family. Ages 13-19; no prior experience necessary, and all materials provided.

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Teen Tour: Art of East Asia

Thursday, March 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

China and Japan are two of the world's most ancient civilizations, home to large artistic capitals that date back to prehistoric times. Learn about their art and innovations on this interactive tour. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!

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Teen Tour: Modern Art

Thursday, March 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Fueled by a rapidly changing society, European and American artists of the 20th century broke from tradition and redefined what art of the West could be. Discover what inspired these artists to shake up the art world, and find out how abstract art became a form of self-expression. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!

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Teen Tour: Contemporary Art

Thursday, April 5, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Contemporary art is the artwork of our time, representing our constantly shifting and changing world. Learn how to think about and interpret works of art from multiple perspectives with Timothy Harding, C3 Visiting Artist and Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Tarleton State University. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!

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Teen Homeschool Workshop: Untitled

Friday, April 27, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Rethink your ideas about painting and reconnect with what inspires you with inspiration from the work of Laura Owens. Learn about her unique style of painting before creating a work of your own, combining paint with unconventional materials. Ages 13-19; no prior experience necessary, and all materials provided. 

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