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For Teens

Mural created by ATAC for Helena High School, 2017



Afterschool Teen Arts Council (ATAC)

The Holter Museum is proud to announce a new teen arts initiative called ATAC or the Afterschool Teen Arts Council.

ATAC is an opportunity for creatively minded Helena teens to come together and become an integral part of the Holter Museum, therefore becoming advocates for the arts among their peers as well as the community as a whole.

What? ATAC is a group of motivated high school teens that develops and promotes creative programming at the museum to connect teens to contemporary art and each other.  At the Holter Museum the ATAC will play a vital role in expanding programs and building a teen audience at the museum. The ATAC will organize and host classes, workshops and other programs of their own creation.

Who? High school teens ages 14-18, who are passionate about contemporary art and visual culture, interested in working in a museum as well as studio setting, enjoy working with their peers from diverse backgrounds and are willing to commit to …. The Council will meet weekly during the school year.

Would you like to create programs like Teen Nights, film screenings, artist talks, workshops, performances, and more?  Work with museum staff, contemporary artists, and other area teens? Be an innovator, while being exposed to contemporary art? If the answer is ”yes” than become a member of ATAC today!

For more information or to join ATAC please email Sondra Hines, Curator of Education at sondra@holtermuseum.org or call 442-6400 x108

ArtSmart Teen Volunteer Program
Every summer, teens ages 13+ particpate in the Holter Museum's summer classes and workshops as volunteers by assisting the teachers and students and having fun during the summer! Please call Seth, Assistant Curator of Eduation at (406)442-6400 ext. 107 or email sondra(at)holtermuseum(dot)org to find out more about becoming an ArtSmart.

art for survival
Tuesday's On-going
5pm-7pm (food provided)

Art for Survival began nine months ago when the Holter Museum of Art’s
(HMA) education staff became aware of the needs of Helena teens. This
information came through the HMA’s After school Teen Arts Council
(ATAC) and their youth volunteer program. HMA developed a program
called Art for Survival a 12 week visual arts and writing workshop that
allowed teens to work with four artists exploring ways to use visual arts
and writing to help them navigate life. With support from the Montana Arts
Council and the Holter Museum of Art this program was offered to 15
teens. The interest in this program was overwhelming. The residency and
workshop attendance was above capacity and the participating teens, now
at 28, have asked for the program to continue. Helena has experienced 7
teen suicides in the past 5 years, two in this school year alone. The
School District sees this as a community problem. We agree and the
Holter Museum, as a leader in the Helena arts community is uniquely
positioned to bring artists and students together to benefit student creative
expression and help teens use the arts to amplify their voices. Challenges
in which teens are dealing can often lead to risky behavior and self-harm.
The brave teens of AFS want to talk to the community about how art
literally helps them survive. It is because of this that the Holter Museum is
seeking to continue and expand the Art for Survival.

text First Name and Last Name with code word ARTROX to 406-461-4736 to sign-up
Sondra Hines 442-6400 x108 for more information.

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