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For Teens

Art for Survival Collaborative

Chelsia Rice

Monday's March 6th - April 10th (so session during Spring Break)
5pm-7pm (food provided)

text First Name and Last Name with code word ARTROX to 406-461-4736 to sign-up

Teens who love writing and art are encouraged to participate in this FREE artist/student collaborative. Writer, artist, and educator Chelsia Rice will guide students as they work on creating poetry, memoir, fictionalziation, and journal entries that expresses their individual creative voices. Participants will pair their writing and artistic expressions together learning powerful tools for surviving in today's world. Art expressions will include simple printmaking, photography, and mixed media projects led by local Helena artists as a portion of each session.

*Students are expected to attend all sessions*
**Limited to 15 students**


The purpose of this residency experience was to provide opportunity for young people to collaborate with a professional artist in conjunction with community arts professionals to learn the process of communicating messages visually while learning the process of creating a public art project. Artist Seth Roby and the team of arts educators provided support to students by sharing knowledge and experience insuring a quality artistic product, but more importantly a valuable learning experience. Participants developed skills in screen printing and articulating a message visually. The project focused on the students design and printing banners that create awareness of issues that participants defined as important and presented that message artistically. The youth were involved in all aspects of the project including planning the theme of banner artworks, creating the artwork, producing an art exhibition of completed works, mounting the exhibition, designing the invitations, creating the press kit, making the press contacts, hosting the opening reception and producing a small publication chronicling their experience. By working through the entire process students practiced leadership, communication and teamwork. The banners will are now installed around the outside of the museum on existing light poles designed to display banners.

Contact Sondra Hines @ 442-6400 ext 108 or Sondra@holtermuseum.org for more information about this project.


This project is funded in part by the Montana Arts Council, an agency of the State Government, and the National Endowment for the Arts.



ATAC paints the mural


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 Seth Roby, Assistant Curator of Education at seth@holtermuseum.org or call 442-6400 x107

Studio Classes
Teens ages 15+ are welcome to participate in all adult studio classes and workshops at the Holter Museum, with parental permission. Find classes here>>

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 seth(at)holtermuseum(dot)org to find out more about becoming an ArtSmart.

Check the adult listings for classes for students 15 and up.

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