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 Saturday of Each Month
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
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!
September 21: Comics
Join the Kemper Teen Arts Council to create artwork inspired by pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, graphic novels, and comic books.
October 19: Masks
Inspired by both Halloween and the exhibition Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing, participants will create a mixed media mask.
November 16: Craft
Join us at Kemper Museum for an afternoon of some classic crafting projects such as, but not limited to, crochet and weaving.
December 21: Food Art
Escape the cold and come to Kemper Museum to drink some hot cocoa and create artwork inspired by the theme food!
January 18: Animals
Join us at Kemper Museum to create artwork inspired by animal art such as Kemper Museum’s sculpture Spider by Louise Bourgeois.
Teen Workshop Series
Created by Kemper Museum’s Teen Arts Council for youth ages 13–18, all materials and snacks are provided, free of charge. To register for one or more of the following workshops, email Jessica Thompson-Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen Workshop: Pride Flag Art
Saturday, October 5, 1:00–3:30 p.m.
October is LGBTQ History Month! To celebrate, join us at Kemper Museum to create a piece of flag art inspired by the different types of LGBTQ flags and symbols.
Teen Workshop: The Art of Self-Making
Saturday, October 26, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
There is not one way to be queer! There is not one way to be trans! Queer, gay, trans, nonbinary, etc… are all healthy and different ways to identify. Join local artist Trish Nixon for a dynamic workshop where you will construct or deconstruct your identity through the medium of collage.
Teen Workshop: Ship in a Bottle
Saturday, November 2, 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Inspired by Hew Locke’s hanging boat installation, participants will create a ship in a bottle with an artistic flair.
Teen Workshop: The Art of Embroidery
Thursday, November 14, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Inspired by symbols, colors, and patterns in Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing, workshop participants will learn embroidery basics and create a piece of embroidered art with a local artist. No prior experience necessary.
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.
2019 Teen Arts Council: Anya Asjad, Audrey Diggs, River Hennick, Joardy Looney III, Katie Moore, Anthony Moses III, Kelly Murphy, Alecia Sharpe, Auryona Webb, Ryann Shay, Roan Hesse, Talia Crayton, E'Charday Jackson, Damion Tripp, and Aedan Harrup.
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 Teen Arts Council Manager Jessica Thompson-Lee at email@example.com or 816-457-6136 with any questions or further information.
In the Fall of 2018, Full Slate Studios visited Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at the request of Ovation television to learn more about Kemper Museum's Teen Arts Council, which led to the program being featured in a national documentary taking an intimate look at how cities across the country are making a difference in their communities through the power of art.
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.