How It Works
Any teen in grades 8-12 living in Erie County can become a Teen Arts Club member. Members have free access to all art classes, open studios and field trips. Membership is free.
Every Wednesday and Thursday from 4-7 PM, members can visit ECAT and use the studios to work on their own projects, collaborate with other students, or take art classes. Professional artists are available to help and provide encouragement.
Optional classes, field trips and events are offered throughout the season.
Meets Wednesdays + Thursdays from 4-7 PM starting January 17, 2024.
Spring Season lasts for 15 weeks, starting January 17 and ending May 2, 2024
There is no cost to attend Teen Arts Club.
Classes take place in the ECAT Wayne Building.
Applications are open all season.
Students can join Teen Arts Club throughout the year. You can join at anytime by completing the registration form.
Members Have Access To:
Open Studios, Classes, Field Trips, and Art Shows.
Members have open access to our four art studios. Each studio is equipped with top-notch professional gear. Members can independently work on their own projects, or work on projects with friends. Professional artists are available to help you make projects in:
Classes and Workshops
Members can join optional classes and workshops throughout the season. Our class and workshop schedule is still being finalized.
Portrait Photo Class
Take photos of people with professional lights and cameras.
Beat Making Workshop
Use midi keyboards and GarageBand to make your own beat track.
Learn to use the sewing machine to customize clothing.
We visit museums, art spaces and community art events throughout the season. Our field trip schedule is still being finalized.
Erie Art Museum
Student Art Show
All members can submit their artwork to the ECAT Student Art Show. Students can sell their work with 90% of the sale going directly to the artist.
ECAT Spring Student Art Show
April 18, 2024
Frequently Asked Questions
Is transportation to and from ECAT provided?
No. On days we go on field trips, ECAT transports students from ECAT to the field trip location, then back to ECAT.
Will food be provided?
Small snacks are available from 4-5 PM.
I have a job or other conflicts and will not be able to make it to every class. Can I still attend?
The Teen Arts Club is perfect for students who have busy schedules. Students do not have to attend every day and can choose to join optional classes throughout the season, or choose to independently work on their own projects at their own schedule.
Request a class
Have a suggestion for class you want to take? Submit a request.