ARTeens is an after school program for teens who love making art!
It provides an opportunity for teens to cultivate an art practice
in The Art Garden’s supportive
& intergenerational studio.
With an emphasis on personal responsibility and self-direction,
teens explore and critique the world around them, develop their own voices,
and share their ideas.
ARTeens offers a sense of community while nurturing uniqueness and engagement in a diverse and
The ARTeens program supports teens in developing skills for a lifelong journey as artists.
ARTeens share their skills, creativity and perspectives with an intergenerational community through Art Garden internships and volunteer opportunities.
ARTeens is a pay-what-you-can program. Every contribution helps make the program possible!
No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.
ARTeens was co-developed by Phyllis Labanowski and
Jane Beatrice Wegscheider.
Phyllis and Jane co-facilitated
the program for its first six years.
ARTeens is currently co-facilitated by Jane and Laura Iveson.