Teen Arts Club


Grades 8-12
Wed. + Thurs.
4-7 PM

An afterschool arts club for teens where members have access to open studio time, classes, field trips and art shows.

Fall Season begins September 2, 2024

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 September 2, 2024.

Spring Season lasts for 15 weeks, starting September 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.

Open Studios

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: 





Clothing Design

Digital Music




Classes and Workshops

Members can join optional classes and workshops throughout the season.

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. 

Sewing Class

Learn to use the sewing machine to customize clothing. 

Field Trips

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 Teen Art Show

December 2024

5-6:30 PM

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

The Erie Center for Arts & Technology (ECAT) is a community-based educational arts and career training facility that inspires, educates and empowers people of all ages with adult job training and creative youth programs.




Erie Center for Arts & Technology
650 East Avenue, Suite 120
Erie, PA 16503

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM