Teen Arts

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Grades 8-12
After School @ 4-7 PM
Erie County

Teen Arts is a free afterschool arts program for teens in grades 8–12 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.

Afterschool Art Programs

We offer two different afterschool programs, free for students living in Erie County.

Teen Arts


Grades 9-12

Monday + Tuesday @ 4-7 PM

Learn what it takes to work in an art or design job. Work on a team to create community art projects.

Teen Arts


Grades 8-12

Wednesday + Thursday @ 4-7 PM

A positive social space where teens choose their own art projects, have access to professional equipment and learn from professional artists.

What Do Classes Look Like?

4 PM

Doors Open

Hang Out With Friends

Chill with friends in the student lounge. Draw, play games, do homework, or just relax.

Snacks Provided

Small snacks are available for every student.

Beautiful Environment

Relax in a safe beautiful space that is quiet and calm.

5-7 PM

Art Classes

Taught by Working Artists

Every instructor is a working artist. Learn from artists who are working in their field.

Small Classes Size

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.

7 PM


Students Leave Building

All students must leave the building by 7:30 PM. ECAT does not provide transportation.

On Bus Route

ECAT Wayne building is on bus Route 21 Lawerence Park on 6th and East Ave.

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.


Your new voyage

If you are a student in grades 8 – 12 living in Erie County, you are eligible to attend the Teen Arts program. There is no cost to these programs.

Registration will begin December 11, 2024, for the Spring Season beginning January 17, 2024. Join our mailing list to receive updates on new classes and summer workshops.

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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