Piedmont Arts offers in-school and on-site programs for teens. In the classroom, artist workshops expose teens to working artists, many of whom have exhibited work both nationally and internationally. Teens also enjoy theatrical and musical performances through Piedmont Arts' educational outreach.|
In the galleries, teens can take part in art classes, free exhibit tours and access to the Piedmont Arts' Media Room, an art library where students can research projects or just learn about art and artists.
Teen Arts Council
The mission of Piedmont Arts' Teen Arts Council (TAC) is to get more young people involved in the arts, to give young people a safe place to express themselves and to support each other and Piedmont Arts.
Teens from Martinsville and Henry County meet monthly to build leadership skills, get behind the scenes experience at Piedmont Arts and connect with other teens.
Learn about programs for teens on the TAC Facebook page.
Interested in joining TAC? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
Local teens have the opportunity to display work in the Foster Gallery, which is curated by the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County, and in the annual Expressions exhibition each spring in the main galleries.
Community service hours are now a key requirement for graduation from area high schools. Piedmont Arts has many volunteer opportunities available that can help teens complete the hours needed for graduation. View volunteer opportunities here.
Piedmont Arts offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors and college juniors and seniors from Martinsville and Henry County. For information and criteria for application, visit Scholarships + Awards.