Teen Workshops

Urban Armor (ages 13-19)

Meet. Relate. Investigate. Join us as we take a closer look at the Museum's collection and then have the chance to create original works of art using advanced techniques in the Tech Lab. 

Urban Armor is free but requires pre-registration. Click the RSVP button to reserve your spot. For more information, e-mail JC Bigornia at jbigornia@DMA.org or call 214-922-1822. Have an idea for a future class? E-mail teens@DMA.org

Click here for links to images from previous workshops.

Teen educational programs at the DMA are sponsored by An Affair of the Art.

Upcoming Teen Workshops

Format: 9/18/14

T-Shirt Design Contest (ages 13-19)

Deadline extended! Submissions due by midnight Thursday, January 1, 2015.

Join us for our first-ever teen T-shirt design contest! Enter for a chance to have your submission reproduced and sold in the DMA's Museum Store. Click on "details" for submission guidelines.


Urban Armor: Gig Poster Workshop with Mark Gutting

Sunday, September 21, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Learn different screen-printing techniques with artist Mark Gutting to create your own large, multi-colored work of art inspired by a variety of concert posters. No experience is necessary, and all materials are provided. Ages 13-19. 



Maker Club: Beginner E-Textiles

Thursday, September 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Step into the world of e-textiles with an introduction to electro-luminescent (EL) wire. This neon, light-up wire has multiple applications and can be sewn into clothing and accessories or even attached to bicycles and skate decks! No experience is necessary, and all materials are provided. This class is limited to 14 participants, ages 13-19.


Urban Armor: Figure Drawing Workshop with Riley Holloway

Sunday, October 12, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Whether you're new to drawing people or just want to get better at it, this workshop is for you. Special guest artist Riley Holloway will talk about his work, his process, and his approach to figure drawing. He will offer individualized instruction as you sketch from a live (fully clothed) model in the galleries. Ages 13-19; no experience is necessary, all materials provided. 



Maker Club: Creature Feature

Thursday, October 30, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Design your own imaginary creature using the 123D Creature app, and then make a sculpture inspired by your drawing using a variety of materials. No experience necessary. This class is limited to 16 students, ages 13-19.


Maker Club: Intermediate Sound Design Workshop

Thursday, November 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Delve deeper into the world of Ableton’s sound design software to make a soundscape inspired by works of art at the DMA. Recommended for those with some experience with Ableton or Garage Band. This class is limited to 12 students, ages 13-19.