Teen Lounge


"Teen Lounge classes are way more fun and more energetic than classes at my school.”

Teen Lounge Participant

Teen Lounge is a FREE, drop-in afterschool program for students ages 13-19. It’s the perfect place to hang out, make art, and meet other young artists!

With guidance from the Teen Lounge Monitor, young artists are encouraged to develop their own creative program by choosing the artists with whom they wish to work. Projects are often collaborative and rely on a strong group dynamic. Projects explore media ranging from clay, painting, and silkscreen to stop-motion animation and darkroom photography.

Teen Lounge was recently featured by The Wallace Foundation as one of eight outstanding afterschool programs. Read more and download the full report.


Teen Lounge runs Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. when Philadelphia schools are in session. There’s no need to register, just stop by the front desk and sign in.

Teen Lounge Team

Layla Ehsan, Teen Lounge Coordinator

Rebecca Franco, Youth Programs Coordinator

Teen Lounge runs Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. when Philadelphia schools are in session. There’s no need to register, just stop by the front desk and sign in.

Workshops with our teaching artists are offered twice per week. One day remains open for young artists to work on their own projects, finish up homework, or just hang out in the lounge.

Call 215-922-3456, ext. 300 or email teenlounge@fleisher.org.


DIY Merch
Tuesdays: August 28, September 4, 11, 18
Do you have a team, a band, or just an idea you want to promote? Design and screenprint original merch like t-shirts, banners, and posters!

Experimental Collage
Wednesdays: August 29, September 5, 12, 26
Combine collage, drawing and xerox manipulation to create weird and wild images.


Mondays: October 1, 8, 15, 22
Cover the basics of metal jewelry making, from chain-making to rings to found-object assemblage.

Patch Factory
Wednesdays: October 3, 10, 17, 24
Create patches with your friends to make an awesome DIY jacket, cover your backpack in unique messages, or just give old clothing some new life.


Mini Craft Market
Mondays: October 29, November 5, 19, 26
Organize a mini market where you can sell your artistic creations, spread your vision, and make some money!

Teen Play
Wednesdays: November 7, 14, 21, 28
Invent characters and design a plot to make your own illustrated screen play, then publish it as a zine.

Teen Council Days

September 17, October 9,  and November 13
Do you have ideas for making Teen Lounge better? Do you have fun working collaboratively with a team of other young artists while eating pizza? Come to Teen Council days and make your voice heard!