Teen Lounge

Events

"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.

Schedule

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.

Become a Teaching Artist

Fleisher’s Teen Lounge provides young people with opportunities to work with experienced Teaching Artists from around the region. Participating teens evaluate proposals submitted by Teaching Artists through the RFP (Request for Proposals) process. Student select visiting artists, who are compensated up to $600 for four sessions with a supply budget of $150. Additional artists may be considered for one- or two-day workshop opportunities.

Answer the winter RFP by January 22

Teen Lounge Team

Layla Ehsan, Teen Lounge 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.

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

February

Brand Your Biz Baby
Tuesdays: February 4, 11, 18 and 25
Is it hot? Does it look good? Are you proud to serve it? Learn the tenets of personal branding and create an art market to sell your work.

Telling Your Story
Wednesdays: February 5, 12, 19 and 26
In the world of DIY comics and zines, anyone can be a published author! Make autobiographical comics and publish your own artwork.

Free Days
Wednesdays: January 8, 15, and 22
Hang out, do homework, go on a field trip or work on independent projects.

March

Hammered Copper & Brass Jewelry
Mondays: March 2, 9, 16, 23
Explore basic metalsmithing and work with hammers and torches to make one of a kind pieces of jewelry

Free Days
Tuesdays: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Hang out, do homework, go on a field trip or work on independent projects

Suminagashi and Fabric Marbling
Wednesdays: March 4, 11, 18, 25
Learn the enchanting, colorful and ancient art of Japanese marbling on paper and fabric

Special Event
Monday, March 30: Free college visit! Join teaching artist Maureen Duffy to tour the jewelry studio at Tyler School of Art