Next Start Date
February 21, 2023
6 – 12
Teen Arts is a free after-school arts program for teens in grades 6–12 living in Erie County. Classes take place in our studios at 650 East Ave in Erie and are taught by professional artists using professional equipment and materials. Students of any skill level are welcome.
Regisration Begins January 24, 2023
Classes begin February 21, 2023
Students in grades 6-12 can take classes throughout the week. Register for multiple classes or attend one-day workshops.
One Day Workshops
One Day Workshops
What Do Classes Look Like?
Hang Out With Friends
Chill with friends in the student lounge. Draw, play games, do homework, or just relax.
Eat a Hot Meal
Free hot meals are provided by the YMCA from 4:30-5:30 PM. Small snacks are also available.
Relax in a safe beautiful space that is quiet and calm.
* Middle School classes run from 5-6:30 PM
Taught by Working Artists
Every instructor is a working artist. Learn from artists who are working in their field.
Small Classes Sizes
Class sizes are 8-10 students. You have lots of time to focus on your own projects and work with your instructor to get the support you need.
Professional Art Studios
Each art studio has professional equipment and tools. Learn to use what the professionals use.
Build Creative Confidence
Learn to solve problems that have no right answers and gain the confidence to share your skills with the world.
Students Leave Building
All students must leave the building by 7:30 PM. ECAT does not provide transportation.
Mentorship in the Arts
Teen Arts is an arts mentorship program where teens work alongside professional artists and learn the craft of thinking and working as an artist. Classes take place in our four art studios, designed for small class instruction and equipped with professional grade equipment.
If you are a student in grades 6 – 12 living in Erie County, you are eligible to attend the Teen Arts program. There is no cost to these programs.