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FREE CLASSES

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Take a free studio art class at MoMA. Join other teens to make art, work with contemporary artists, and create your own exhibition.

  • View and discuss modern and contemporary art
  • Learn new art-making techniques in a creative, supportive environment
  • Explore what happens behind the scenes at MoMA

In the Making

Free hands-on art classes for NYC high school students, ages 13–19. No experience necessary! Applications and letters of recommendation are due Monday, June 2, 2014. MoMA provides all materials, food, studio space, and more. Each course meets three times a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for six weeks, and culminates in a Teen Art Show of participants' work.

Apply Online or download the application in PDF format (Adobe Acrobat Reader required). Please note: All applications and letters of recommendation are due on Monday, June 2.

Visit Teens.MoMA.org or follow us at Facebook.com/MoMAteens to learn about other upcoming programs and opportunities for NYC teens.

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Summer 2014

Artistic Elements

July 8–August 14, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Creating Art Using Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire

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From cave paintings to stone carvings, artists have been making their mark on the natural world for thousands of years. This summer, the natural world will make its mark on art. Using fossils, plants, wax, crystals, sand, mud, and more, participants will collaborate with artist Leah Wolff to explore the ways in which organic substances and natural objects can be updated and utilized as the raw materials for a complex and sophisticated series of artworks.

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Under the Spell of Mysterious Forces

July 8–August 14, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Magic, Illusion, and Performance-Based Art

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What happens when a performer undergoes an intense emotional and physical transformation and becomes someone completely different than who they used to be? How is the act of creating an artwork similar to that of pulling off a difficult illusion or fooling an audience with a well-crafted magic trick? Artist Alan Calpe will take participants through the strange, mysterious, and sometimes disturbing world of performance-based art, with detours through the realms of photography, video, and other types of two-dimensional art.

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CLICK@MoMA

July 8–August 14, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 2:00–5:00 p.m.
Babycastles Arcade—The Return!

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They’re baaaack! Following up on their immensely popular 2011 workshop, the mad scientists and gaming geniuses from Babycastles will return to The Museum of Modern Art, and this time, it’s personal. Participants will work alongside this creative collective to explore the world of independent video games, merging the worlds of modern art and cutting-edge digital design to find new modes of interaction and interface, and collaborate with a community of likeminded peers to create a fully functional video game arcade.

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Sculpture Boot Camp

July 8–August 14, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 2:00–5:00 p.m.
An Intro to Making Everything…and More

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This summer, MoMA’s sculpture boot camp offers everything a young recruit will need to survive the world of three-dimensional art. Participants in this workshop will explore the creative techniques used by contemporary sculptors and learn the basics of a variety of processes, and then use those skills to create their own artistic masterpieces. Working under the guidance of sculptor Keith Mendak, studio members will gain hands-on experience in mold making, welding, papier mâché, and more.

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