Teen Programs give New York City high school students the opportunity to discuss art critically, think creatively, and make art with contemporary artists, educators, and their peers. 

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Youth Insights Artists

Youth Insights Artists programs bring teens together with contemporary artists, providing opportunities to work collaboratively, discuss art critically, and think creatively. YI Artists make art inspired by this exchange. 

Open to: New York City high school students, grades 9-12.

Applications for the spring 2018 semester of YI Artists are now closed.

Open Studio for Teens: Laura Owens

MON, Jan 22, 2018
4–6 pm

A painting with the letter M.

Join artist Laura Owens for a special book-making project! Inspired by her innovative approach to painting and bookmaking, teens will experiment with words, colors, and shapes to tell their story and make their own artist book.

Free for teens. 

Youth Insights Introductions is a free summer program for high school students who are English Language Learners. Read more.

Applications for this program will open in February 2018.

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We offer free, ongoing and drop-in programs for New York City high school students throughout the year, providing opportunities to work with the Whitney's art and artists.

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