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: Monthly weekend classes 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.

Teen Homeschool Workshops: Monthly weekday classes for homeschooled teens to get a closer look at the DMA's collection and exhibitions through discussion, collaboration, and art making.

Teen Tours: Free bimonthly tours for teens who are looking for a basic introduction to global art history. Ideal for students taking AP Art History, Teen Tours give students a closer look at the art that made its mark on culture then and now.

Volunteering Opportunities

Teen Ambassador Program
Formerly the DMA Teen Docent program, the Teen Ambassador program provides opportunities for high school students to initiate and deepen their relationship with the DMA. Teen Ambassadors lead summer family programs and gallery activities for young visitors (ages 5–12). Family programs range from drop-in art-making activities in the Center for Creative Connections to Family Storytime 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, e-mail teens@DMA.org or call 214-922-1822. 

Upcoming Teen Workshops

Format: 6/24/17

Teen Homeschool Workshop: Statement Fashion

Friday, May 26, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Our taste in fashion changes daily, but designer Iris van Herpen knows how to make a statement! Using unconventional materials and new technology, van Herpen expresses her unique artistic vision by making art you can wear. In this workshop, design your own statement piece that shows the world what you're made of. Ages 13–19; all materials provided, and no prior experience necessary.


Teen Tour: Art 101

Thursday, June 8, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Do you like art, but struggle to find the words to talk about it? Taking an Art History class next year and need to brush up on your art vocabulary? This tour is just for you! Give art critics a run for their money as we master the basics of artistic expression. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!


Teen Tour: Art of the Museum Selfie

Thursday, June 15, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Learn how to take a selfie that tells a story from the masters of portraiture on this interactive tour of collection highlights. Personal cameras and smartphones welcome, but iPads will be available for use. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!


Teen Tour: It's Lit!

Thursday, June 22, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Museums may be quiet places, but the art inside is anything but boring! Join the DMA's Multimedia Producer, Gregory Castillo, in an interactive tour exploring our most energetic, colorful, and provocative works of art. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!


Teen Workshop: Revolutionary Prints

Saturday, June 24, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Artists in post-revolutionary Mexico used their work to define a new cultural identity for their country. Some artists used printmaking as a quick and expressive way to spread their message to many different people. Learn more about their activism in México 1900–1950 and create a print that sends a message about a cause important to you.


Teen Tour: Modern Art Decoded

Thursday, June 29, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but sometimes you have to work a little harder to appreciate works of modern and contemporary art! On this interactive tour, shift your perspective and learn a little about the art and artists of our time. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!


Disconnect to Reconnect: A Teen Night

Thursday, July 20, 5:00-9:00 p.m.

In today’s world, we are all constantly connected through the internet. Sometimes it is necessary to power down and disconnect in order to reconnect with the world around you. Use the Museum as your social platform to meet new people through activities and tours hosted by the DMA's Teen Advisory Council. Get ready to unplug from your devices and tune in to the frequency of friendship!