Rolling registration, program is ongoing.
CALLING ALL TEACHING ARTISTS: Apply For A Residency With Fleisher's Teen Lounge!
Deadline is March 3, 2014 for projects in May, June, and July. Artists will be asked to attend a Proposal Review Fair on March 10 from 3:45-5:30 p.m. to meet Teen Lounge students. Learn more about it here.
Join us for the Teen Lounge Monthly Open Mic series on the third Thursday of each month, 5:00-7:00 p.m. during each term. Contact Maryan Captan for more details: 215-837-6588.
Fleisher offers a special after-school experience for young people ages 13-18 in our award-winning Teen Lounge, a free, drop-in after school program focused on the visual arts. Here, teens work collaboratively with teaching artists and their peers on projects that will develop their artistic skills, allow them to experiment with new media and artistic techniques, and build confidence in their own creative expression.
Participants describe the Teen Lounge as a "stress-free," "friendly" environment, where they can "meet people from lots of different backgrounds and make friends."
Teen Lounge was recently featured by The Wallace Foundation as one of eight outstanding after-school programs. Read more and download the full report.
Check out the Teen Lounge Blog!
What kind of projects do the students work on? With guidance from Fleisher 's Teen Lounge Monitor, Teens develop their own creative program by choosing the artists with whom they wish to work. Projects are often collaborative and rely on a strong group dynamic, allowing teens to explore media ranging from clay, painting, and silkscreen to stop motion animation and darkroom photography. As one teen participant put it, the Teen Lounge "twists your view on art - I had no idea what art could be before I came here!"
Upcoming Projects & Events:
Tag Your Block
Visiting Artist: Shari Tobias
When: Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18, and 25, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Where: Fleisher Art Memorial: Mixed Media Room
Class Description: We will be learning to screenprint, sew, and quilt during this workshop aimed at learning new techniques to apply to making wallets, purses, and potholders from scratch!
Poetry is Everywhere
Visiting Artists: Tyler Barton and Erin Dorney
When: Wednesday, March 5, 12, 18, & 28, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Where: Fleisher Art Memorial: Teen Lounge
Class Description: The art of found poetry! We will be exploring blackout poems, collage aesthetics, and zine-making in this 4 week workshop with poets Tyler Barton and Erin Dorney. Through a variety of exercises and group activities, each student will take home a zine of found poems created over the span of 4 weeks.
Free Spirit! Open Mic featuring Geoffrey WatermanWhen: Thursday, March 27, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Where: Fleisher Sanctuary
Description: Join us for our monthly open mic featuring Philadelphia poet Geoffrey Waterman! As usual, the open mic will run from 5:00-6:15 p.m. and is open to the public!
As the Teen Lounge is a drop-in program, registration is not required.
For questions about Teen Lounge, contact Linda Fernandez, at 215-922-3456 ext. 348 or firstname.lastname@example.org.