The North Carolina Museum of Art


Ever need a little motivation to be creative? Find your inspiration to think, aspire, and create through the North Carolina Museum of Art’s teen programs.

Online Art Courses

Students from Asheville to Wilmington can connect with the Museum and teens across the state who share your interests. We offer online courses in Art of Fashion, Art of Game Design, and other topics through the North Carolina Virtual Public School. Visit North Carolina Virtual Public School for descriptions.

Teen Arts Council

The Teen Arts Council is an active and exciting group of local teen leaders interested in art and museums. Teens have a backstage pass to the inner workings of the Museum and work together to develop creative programming for their peers across the state. Application information available in spring 2015. Please contact our teen educator, Alex Vargo, with questions.

Teen Art Exhibitions

Teen Artist Residency
East Building, Level A
Through January 11, 2015

This special exhibition features photographs produced by students from two high school art classes from Hickory and Jacksonville, N.C., as part of a blended learning unit that combined online learning and face-to-face instruction. Students collaborated online and then came together for a daylong residency at the Museum with artists Taj Forer, Titus Brooks Heagins, and Bill Bamberger, three of the artists they had studied online.

Stay up to date with our teen programs by following us on Twitter at @NCMATeens or on the blog Teens, Inspired.


Saturday, January 10 | 1 pm

Artist-in-Residence Teen Workshop: Identifying Marks

Artist-in-residence Kiki Farish introduces her own work in the exhibition Line, Touch, Trace and... Read more >

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Saturday, January 17 | 1 pm

Saturday Studio: Imaginative Worlds

Transform everyday objects, found and recycled materials, and original artwork into an... Read more >

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Saturday, February 7 | 1 pm

Saturday Studio: Exploring Line

Visit Line, Touch, Trace to see how 13 North Carolina artists use graphite, ballpoint pen, conté... Read more >

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Saturday, April 25 | 1 pm

ArtScene Teen Event: Work in Progress

We’re teens. We’re under construction, growing and developing every day. It’s easy to get so... Read more >