Holter Teen Programs
As a leader in the Helena arts community, the Holter is uniquely positioned to bring artists and youth together to benefit student creative expression and help teens amplify their voices through art. We aim especially to create a more equitable experience for low-income youth. The Holter provides spaces and programs for youth to create community and engage in arts learning.
Art Feeds is a new program starting this Fall in response to the expressed need for a visual arts and writing workshop akin to Art for Survival and designed for Ages 11-13. This workshop allows participants to work with artists exploring ways to use visual arts and writing to help navigate life while expressing in a space shared with peers.
Every summer, teens ages 13+ participate in the Holter Museum’s summer classes and workshops as volunteers by assisting the teachers and students. To find out more about the role Art Smarts play and for more information on how to become one, click here.
Art for Survival
Art for Survival began in Spring 2017 when the Holter Museum of Art’s education staff became aware of the needs of Helena teens through the After School Teen Arts Council. Holter staff developed this visual arts and writing workshop that allows teens to work with artists exploring ways to use visual arts and writing to help them navigate life.
Afterschool Teen Arts Council (ATAC)
ATAC is an opportunity for creatively-minded Helena teens to come together and become an integral part of the Holter Museum, therefore becoming advocates for the arts among their peers as well as the community as a whole.
To learn what ATAC is up to right now or to connect with us, click here...
Did you know that ATAC has its own business? That's right! These teens run a screen-printing shop from the back of the Holter.