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: 2/25/17

Teen Workshop: Telling Stories Through Art with Janeil Engelstad

Saturday, February 25, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Slow down to step out of the virtual and into the visual. C3 Visiting Artist Janeil Engelstad will lead a workshop exploring how artists tell stories through art. Choose a work of art and tell its story, illustrated on a postcard with painting, drawing, writing, and collage. Stamps will be provided to send the finished postcard to that special someone in the mail. Ages 13-19; all materials provided, and no prior experience necessary.

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Teen Tour: Modernism, Part 1

Thursday, March 2, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Explore the history of art on a tour just for teens! Join us as we uncover the story of the DMA's collection through discussion in the galleries and art making in the Tech Lab. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!

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Teen Tour: Modernism, Part 2

Thursday, March 23, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Explore the history of art on a tour just for teens! Join us as we uncover the story of the DMA's collection through discussion in the galleries and art making in the Tech Lab. No prior art history knowledge required—we'll get you up to speed!

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Teen Homeschool Workshop: Dec Arts Design Challenge

Friday, March 24, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Designers throughout history occupied two worlds: the visual world of the artist, and the mechanical world of an engineer. Explore our decorative arts collection and the design process behind works of art we live with and use every day. Then join forces with your fellow students for a design challenge inspired by works in the galleries. Ages 13-19; all materials provided, and no prior experience necessary.

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Teen Workshop: Sound Design with Frank Dufour

Saturday, March 25, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Explore the creative possibilities offered by the addition of sound to the experience of discovering a painting or sculpture. How does the visual work of art evoke sounds and music? How does the addition of sound change the viewing experience of the work? Join artist Frank Dufour in this hands-on workshop to record, sample, mix, and compose a multisensory experience. Ages 13–19; all materials provided, and no prior experience necessary.

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