The MFAH Is a Place for Teens
Did you ever imagine that your computer programming class would help your art practice? Or that you can spend 30 minutes looking at one work of art? Check out hang@MFAH (Houston Art New Generation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston). Hang@MFAH is for motivated teens who are interested in everything from video-game hacking to talking about art. Check out the different meet-ups below and come hang out, mess around and geek out (HOMAGO).Top
Programs for Teens
Artist's Studio Meet-Ups
This weekly studio time offers you the opportunity to explore art with technology as the medium. Learn how to create while working with mentor artists and your friends to learn the necessary skills to complete your own projects. Some of the past projects include the art of video-game hack, building drawing robots, soft circuits/paper craft, silkscreen, 3-D modeling, and makerbot printing. Develop your studio practice through tinkering, experimenting, and conversations. Use digital and analog tools to make whatever you can think up! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
What Does It Mean to Make? Workshops
Have you ever looked at a work of art and wondered, "How did they make that?" Experiment with new materials and ways of making art while developing tools and methods that you can use in your own artistic process. Each What Does It Mean to Make? workshop includes time in the galleries and in the studio. Please register ahead of time.
Looking Labs Gallery Discussions
Did you know that the average person spends 17 seconds looking at a work of art in a museum? Join this informal discussion to learn how to be a savvy museum-goer. Looking Labs teach strategies and tactics for looking at art as well as understanding the historical context. Registration is free.
Preregistration for programs required. E-mail email@example.com for more information on teen programs at the MFAH.
Fall 2013 Programs
What Does It Mean to Make?
• October 5, 11 a.m. "The Artist's Choice" Explore different functions of printmaking & experiment with a simple way to make prints.
• December 7, 11 a.m. "Build Your Own Myth" Dive into detailed worlds created by artists through their works of art and begin to create your own myth.
No previous art experience needed. There is a $10 material fee, which includes Museum admission. Sign up for a workshop today!
• December 7, 2 p.m. "The alchemy of contemporary art"
Space is limited. Register for a gallery discussion online.
More Resources for Teens
• "Tours-To-Go" self-guided tours
• "How to Look at Contemporary Art" iPad tours
• DIY pop-up events
• Books and other resources
To check out these materials, visit the Kinder Foundation Education Center in the lower level of the Caroline Wiess Law Building. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about teen programs at the MFAH.
Additional support is provided by Air Liquide USA LLC and The Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts.Top