For Teens

With guidance from the Kemper Teen Arts Council, we offer a variety of free programming created specifically for teens throughout the year.

Scroll down to learn more about the Teen Arts Council at Kemper Museum, upcoming special events, and the role these talented teens play!

Teen Studio Saturday

Grab your friends and join us at Kemper Museum for Teen Studio Saturday! Explore modern and contemporary art, meet other talented teens, and experiment with materials used in visual art, fashion, slam poetry, and creative writing.

Third Saturdays of Each Month
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1:00–3:00 p.m.
FREE | Ages 13–18
No registration required

Projects and themes are created by the Kemper Teen Arts Council and change each month. All materials are provided and all teens are welcome!

Upcoming Themes
December 15: Myths and Legends 
 

Kemper Teen Arts Council


The Kemper Museum Teen Arts Council is a youth development program for Kansas City-area teens, in both Kansas and Missouri. A competitively selected group of up to fifteen 14–17 year-old teen leaders with a shared passion for the arts work with Museum Education staff to develop and manage teen programs for Kemper Museum. Over the course of the year, based on the evolution of the group, they plan teen-focused events, participate in workshops with local artists, train to be a Teen Docent, take part in leadership building opportunities, and plan an end-of-program art exhibition.

2018 Teen Arts Council: Anya Asjad, Audrey Diggs, River Hennick, Van Hmung, Joardy Looney III, Katie Moore, Anthony Moses III, Kelly Murphy, Leslie Ponce-Diaz, Alecia Sharpe, and Auryona Webb; Instructor Jessica Thompson-Lee.

We are not no longer accepting applications for the 2019 Kemper Museum Teen Arts Council, however the application for the 2020 Council will become available in September 2019.

Contact Jessica Thompson-Lee at jthompson@kemperart.org or 816-457-6136 with any questions or further information. 

Support

The Kemper Teen Arts Council is made possible through the generosity of Stan Bushman and Ann Canfield, Charles Helzberg and Sandra Baer. We are also grateful to the members of Kemper Museum whose support allows all of our educational programs to be always free of charge.