For Teens

Young Artist Kollective – YAK

October 5, 2017 - May 28, 2018
For Teens 6th - 9th grade


YAK members can join their peers in Open Studio Hours on Thursdays from 4 - 6 PM to gain technique from Teaching Artists; or stop by the museum at any time during general hours to use the studios. YAK members are encouraged to visit on Mondays from 3 - 5 PM to design collaborative experiences to engage the general public or connect with Teaching Artists. Museum memberships are provided.

Become a Member

CMA’s Young Artist Kollective (YAK), is a free program that provides emerging young artists in 6th-9th grade with exclusive studio space and materials, artistic and technical guidance, opportunities to meet with guest artists, monthly art parties, and a chance to learn about professional opportunities across the art world.

In YAK Open Studio Hours, members get to pick a collaborative group topic, choosing from a list of available art mediums including screen printing, animation, fashion design, sound recording, and more. For those with their own project in mind, our teaching artists are here to provide professional materials, equipment, and mentorship.

Become a member: Fill out the online form!

Contact for more information.

This program is supported, in part, by the Keith Haring Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Pizza for YAK Art Slams is generously provided by Spunto Thin Crust Pizza


Art Slams

YAK members also get to enjoy our Art Slams, an art party exclusive for 6th to 9th graders!

Music. Food. Films.
Art Making
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Upcoming Slams:
March 16, 2018
April 20, 2018
May 18, 2018
June 10th, 2018 (Finale)


RSVP required!


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