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Teen Lounge

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What is the Teen Lounge?

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:

Open Mic Dates

Attend our monthly open mic and read a poem, share a story, tell a joke, sing a song, or play guitar… Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Sept. 18, Oct. 16, and Nov. 20

September 2014
Monday, Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29: Time Travel (Drawing, Painting, Collage) with Molly Fischer
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 16, 23, and 30: Re-imagining & Remapping (Digital design) with William Lukas
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 17, 24, and Oct. 1: (Hula) Hooping (Performance) with Tara Adelizzi

October 2014
Monday, Oct. 6, 20, and 27: Independent Projects with Coordinator
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28: Improvisation (Comedy & Performance) with Georgina Captan
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 15, 22, and 29: Photograms (Darkroom Photography) with Nicole Schwartz

November 2014
Monday, Nov. 10, 17, and 24: Independent Projects with Coordinator
Tuesday, Nov. 18 and 25: Independent Projects with Coordinator                               
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 12, 19, and 26: Animal Mural (Painting) with Scott Bickmore

The Southeast Philadelphia Collaborative
Teens also participate in community events as part of the Southeast Philadelphia Collaborative (SEPC) - a consortium of neighborhood-based organizations dedicated to providing educational, safe, fun and inspiring learning and social environments for youth ages 5 - 18.

Getting to Fleisher using public transportation is easy on either the 47 or 40 buses.

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