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 also offer two volunteer programs for teens: the Teen Advisory Council and the Teen Ambassador program. Click the links in the sidebar to learn more about these opportunities.

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

Upcoming Teen Workshops

Format: 4/8/20

CANCELLED: Oral Storytelling Workshop with Cry Havoc Theater Company

Thursdays, April 16, 23, & 30, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

From firsthand experiences to close relationships with family, friends, and neighbors, we all have a relationship with immigration and migration. Join the Dallas Museum of Art and Cry Havoc Theater Company for a three-week investigation of human migration through interviewing, oral storytelling, and performance. Participants will collect firsthand stories from family and community members with the help of educators and experienced storytellers. Open to all ages.


CANCELLED: Teen Homeschool Workshop: Portrait Photography

Friday, April 17, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

What can a portrait tell us about a person? For those living in the Netherlands during the 17th century, portraits acted as unblemished snapshots of real people and personalities from every part of society. Take a closer look at portraits by Dutch Golden Age painter Frans Hals and interpret his techniques with a modern-day spin. Recommended for ages 1319; all materials provided.


CANCELLED: Teen Workshop: Ceramics

Sundays April 19 & 26, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

How do the objects we surround ourselves with represent the journey of ideas across time and place? Explore the My|gration exhibition with a special focus on ceramics: cups, bowls, and plates we use in everyday life. In this two-session workshop, build and glaze your own vessel using pinch, coil, and slab techniques, and learn how to document your own journey with decorative motifs inspired by ceramics from around the world. Recommended for ages 1319; all materials provided.


Teen Ambassador Program

Apply by Sunday, April 26, 2020!

The Teen Ambassador Program is looking for new volunteers, and we want to hear from you! This volunteer program is a great way to get involved and go behind the scenes at your local art museum. Teen Ambassadors are trained to give tours, host story time for families, and lead art activities in the DMA galleries. The Teen Ambassador Program accepts applications from anyone between the ages of 14–19, and volunteers commit to 20 hours of service between June and August 2020.


Summer Institute for Teens

Apply by Friday, May 1, 2020!

This summer, explore art in Dallas-based museums, meet art-world professionals, and work with artists in a four-day institute for teens in grades 1012. This program will take place at The Warehouse, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and the Dallas Contemporary. Tuition for accepted participants in the program is FREE and includes all supplies, meals, and a transportation stipend. Learn more and apply today!