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 after-school program for students 13-19. It’s the perfect place to hang out, make art, learn something new, and meet other young artists. Through the concept of DEMOCRACY, and the help of our lovely Teen Lounge Coordinator, young artists shape the program by choosing the teaching artists they wish to work with.

 

With collaborative effort⭐, projects explore media ranging from sewing, sketchbooking and digital art to animation, film-making, and even painting a mural! We provide snacks, transportation passes, and art materials. :)”

– Imani Santos, Teen Lounge Representative

Teen Lounge has been highlighted by The Wallace Foundation as one of eight outstanding afterschool programs. Click on the link to learn more.

Schedule

Teen Lounge runs Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. when Philadelphia schools are in session. We meet at Fleisher Art Memorial at 719 Catharine St, and provide snacks and bus passes. Teen Lounge is free and drop-in, with no attendance requirement so teens can attend however works with their schedule. For more information please contact teenlounge@fleisher.org, or come give us a visit!

Teen Lounge Team

Layla Ehsan, Teen Lounge Coordinator

Teen Lounge runs Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. when Philadelphia schools are in session. We meet at Fleisher Art Memorial at 719 Catharine St, and provide snacks and bus passes. Teen Lounge is free and drop-in, with no attendance requirement so teens can attend however works with their schedule. For more information please contact teenlounge@fleisher.org, or come give us a visit!

SEPTEMBER WORKSHOPS

  • Tuesdays in September: Customize Your Closet with Madelyn Snow
    September 6, 13, 20, and 27
    Combat waste in the fashion industry through upcycling! We will give second hand materials and clothing new life through dyeing, painting, repairing and simple sewing techniques.
  • Wednesdays in September: Hilo Fiber Bar with Miranda Lopez
    September 7, 14, 21, and 28
    Use fiber and yarn to create 3D images in order to stimulate verbal expression of emotion through art.

OCTOBER WORKSHOPS

  • Mondays in October: Protest Art with Bee
    October 3, 17, 24, and 31
    Art has always been an essential part of movements – in this class, we’ll use wheatpaste, stickers and more to amplify messages that matter.
  • Tuesdays in October: Intro to Wheel Throwing with Nina Rajagopalan
    October 4, 11, 18, and 25
    In this class you will learn the fundamentals of wheel throwing and the process of making a beautiful handmade ceramic mug from beginning to finish.

NOVEMBER WORKSHOPS

  • Mondays in November: Alternative Printmaking on Fabric with Shannon Ryan
    November, 7, 14, 21, and 28
    Explore the potential of storytelling through fashion, using photo transfer, bleach and embroidery techniques on fabric.
  • Wednesdays in November: Laser Cutting Acrylic with Maureen Duffy
    October 26, November 2, 9, and 16
    Make cool wearable or functional art out of colorful plastic while learning an essential computer-aided design program, Rhino 7!

FREE DAYS

Work on independent projects, play games, or just hang out – you decide what we do on free days!

Free days are happening on..

  • Mondays in September
  • Wednesdays in October
  • Tuesdays in November

 

UPCOMING

  • Proposal Fair
    October 19, 4-6pm
    At the Proposal Fair, teaching artists must pitch their workshop idea to the high council of teens, who will determine their fate! Come meet our lovely contestants at this open-house style event, and vote on your favorite ideas for Winter workshops.