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!

In Conjunction with Angela Dufresne: Making a Scene

Teen Workshop

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1:00-3:00 p.m.
FREE | Ages 13–18

Teens are invited to take part in a dynamic workshop to explore themes of identity, empathy, humor, and diversity in the exhibitions Making a Scene and Flaw(less) while making art that challenges traditional standards in society.

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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
October 20: Horror 
November 17: Culture
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.

Want to join the Kemper Museum Teen Arts Council? Applications are being accepted now through Monday, November 26, 2018. Please review the following application form and reach out with any questions!

2019 Teen Arts Council Application

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


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.