Teen Programs give New York City high school students the opportunity to discuss art critically, think creatively, and make art with contemporary artists, educators, and their peers. 

Graduates of the YI Artists program are eligible to participate in YI Leaders, a yearlong, paid after-school internship. Read more.

Applications are due on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 11:59 pm.


Open Studio for Teens: Summer Sessions

Select Fridays

Teens participating in a postcard-making activity.

Come spend your Friday afternoons this summer making art and hanging out with other New York City teens! This free drop-in program invites you to bring works-in-progress or engage with exhibition-inspired art projects to make something entirely new.

Free for teens. 

Open Studio for Teens: Guadalupe Maravilla

FRI, Jul 20, 2018
1:30–4 pm

A circle of motorcycles with a stereo in the middle.

Join artist Guadalupe Maravilla for a special mask-making project! Inspired by Maravilla’s use of sculptural disguises in many of his performances and videos, teens will get to make their own masks using symbols and materials that represent histories important to them.

Free for teens.

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We offer free, ongoing and drop-in programs for New York City high school students throughout the year, providing opportunities to work with the Whitney's art and artists.

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