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!

DECEMBER WORKSHOPS

  • Tuesdays in October: Macramé for You and Mé with Ro Adler
    November 29, December 6, 13, and 20
    Basic macrame knots are simple – the fun is in designing! We will create wall hangings, plant hangers and more using the four basic macrame knots.
  • Wednesdays in December: Urban Landscapes with Mark Dilks
    November 30, December 7, 14, and 21
    Get outside, touch grass, breath fresh air, and explore as we observe the world around us using drawing, writing, collage and more.

JANUARY WORKSHOPS

  • Tuesdays in January: Trash to Treasure with Katie Rose Davis
    January 10, 17, 24, 31
    Reimagine recycling by turning trash and found objects into sculptural art.
  • Wednesdays in January: Public Art and Message Making through Screen Printing with Felicia Blow
    January, 11, 18, 25, and February 1
    Amplify our messages for activism and personal causes through the art of screenprinting!

FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS

  • Mondays in February: Customizing Clothes: Painting, Patches, and Embroidery with Dane Afflu
    January 30, February 6, 13, and 27
    Practice self expression through customization of clothing, to send a message, to create a reminder, to connect both with ourselves and the world around us.
  • Wednesdays in January: Figure Drawing Returns! with Briggs
    February 8, 15, 22, and March 1
    With the help of a clothed model, we’ll explore human anatomy, learn techniques for drawing humans, and develop a portfolio of figure drawings.

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, December 5, 12, 19
  • Monday, January 9
  • Tuesdays, February 14, 21, 28

 

UPCOMING

  • Proposal Fair
    Monday, January 23, 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 Spring workshops.

  • Teen Council Day
    Tuesday, February 7, 4-6pmEvery spring break, Teen Lounge hits the road for a free, all-day trip to an art museum in another city of your choosing – for this Teen Council meeting, all participating teens are invited to come help plan the field trip!