Teen Arts Schedule

Registration: Fall 2023 Season


12 Weeks
Teens in
grades 6-12

ECAT’s Teen Arts program will offer afterschool classes from September 5 through November 30, 2023. Any teen entering grades 6 – 12 and living in Erie County is eligible to attend.

Registration Details

Students in grades 6 – 12 living in Erie County are eligible to attend.

There is no cost to attend class.

Apply from August 14 to September 11, 2023

Our classes are open to anyone in grades 6-12 living in Erie County, but we do give priority to Erie School District students with socio-economic need and hold spaces for students enrolled in our other programs.

After completing the application form, a staff member will review your application and respond to confirm your enrollment. If you have questions, please contact us at art@eriecat.org.

Classes take place in the ECAT Wayne Building.

Middle School MONDAYS

Middle School – Grades 6-8
Weekly art program from 4 – 6:30 PM
Dates: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30

Hang out and make art. All four art studios are open and you choose what to work on each week. Students can explore: video game design, clay, animation, music, dance, photography, drawing and painting.


High School – Grades 9-12
12 week classes, starting September 5, 2023
Dates: 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28
TUesdays 5-7 PM


Grades 9-12

Use ink pens/markers, brushes, watercolors, and ink to design their own characters.

TUesdays 5-7 PM

Soundscape Stories

Grades 9-12

Blend beats and rhythm with spoken word poetry to create powerful audio pieces.

TUesdays 5-7 PM

Video Game Design

Grades 9-12

Design a two-player video game that can be played on a computer or installed on an arcade cabinet at ECAT.

TUesdays 5-7 PM

Cosplay Prop Making

Grades 9-12

Sculpt, construct, and assemble props inspired by your favorite books, TV shows, comics, or video games.


High School – Grades 9-12
12 week classes, starting September 6, 2023
Dates: 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29 
Wednesdays 5-7 PM


Grades 9-12

Design custom stamps and print a series of images that tell a story or express a mood. Your collection of prints will be bound together in a handmade book.

Wednesdays 5-7 PM


Grades 9-12

Take photos using professional digital cameras. Projects will cover use of light, composition, color, and camera settings.

Wednesdays 5-7 PM

Ceramics: Multiples

Grades 9-12

Create clay sculptures using hand building and pottery wheel techniques. Once you get a sense of your own personal style, you’ll make multiple pieces that look good together as a complete series.


High School – Grades 9-12
12 week classes, starting September 7, 2023
Dates: 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30
THURsdays 5-7 PM

Fashion Design

Grades 9-12

Express yourself with clothes! Learn basic sewing and embroidery techniques to create clothing that showcases your unique style.

THURsdays 5-7 PM

Electronic Music

Grades 9-12

Create original live or recorded music using a synthesizer.

THURsdays 5-7 PM


Grades 9-12

Animate a 2D looping gif. Handmade gifs can be made into sticker sheets or prints!

THURsdays 5-7 PM

Ceramics: Color

Grades 9-12

Create clay sculptures using hand building and pottery wheel techniques. This class will have a special focus on surface decoration and color.

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? 

We understand. Because classes are in high demand, it’s important to the team that you attend as many classes as possible. If you know that you will miss more than one class, we do not recommend registering. 

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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