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Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

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Tuesday – Sunday 11am-5pm

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  • $2 – seniors
  • $2 – students
  • & educators

Always free for all on Saturdays!

Teen Programs

Portrait of BMoCA’s Studio Project (Fall 2021)

Throughout the fall 2021 semester, high school students in BMoCA’s Studio Project teen program have reflected on their art practices and how they view social issues. During their first meeting, Chelsea, a high school junior, noted, “We came in and talked about the social justice issues we wanted to discuss. It was just very fun to speak with a bunch of people who are my age [and] who also like art.” Studio Project is BMoCA’s long-running teen program that provides purposeful opportunities for high school youth throughout Boulder County to create dialogue about art, art making, and social issues as they affect young people. The program allows teens to share their work in meaningful ways and have a direct impact on their community.

This fall, 16 students from high schools across Boulder County focused their ideas on environmental issues and expressed themselves through printmaking with the assistance of artist Theresa Haberkorn. Ian, a high school junior in Studio Project, remarked, “I think that for group projects at school, [teachers] are looking for a right answer, or at least a more correct answer. During our [Studio Project] meetings, you’re still trying to give an answer to a question, but you get to decide what that question is and what the answer is.”

The students’ final artwork, created over the course of their weekly meetings, focuses on fast fashion and overconsumption. As they created their final project they asked many questions: How do we get sustainable, cheap materials without taking away from groups that solely rely on them? How do we combine our voices to showcase each artist’s individuality while creating something cohesive? What are we going to do with our art piece after the show, and how will we discard it in an eco-friendly way? As the exhibition gets closer, students have also considered curatorial questions including: What will be the most effective arrangement for our piece? How will the audience interact? Can a product be sold for charity alongside the art piece?

Stop by BMoCA between December 8 – 12, 2021 to experience the and see for yourself just how they answered those questions.

Tuesday Sweeney is a junior at CU Boulder in Professor Bob Nauman’s Museum Internship Course, and a Fall 2021 intern at BMoCA.

Studio Project

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) in collaboration with Firehouse Art Center are currently accepting applications for The Studio Project Teen Program. The program is open to all 9th – 12th graders in Boulder and surrounding counties. Created in 2007, the Studio Project provides purposeful engagement in the arts and in social issues for high school aged youth.
Program Specifics

The 2021-22 Studio Project teen program will run both Fall and Spring semesters. Students may apply for one semester or both. Weekly meetings will rotate to be held both virtually and in person in Boulder at BMoCA, and in Longmont at Firehouse Art Center.

Check back in December for our spring application deadline!

Studio Project is a program that provides purposeful engagement for high school aged youth. This program is targeted to serve youth with opportunities to create dialogue about art, art making, and social issues as they affect young people. Interns create art with local artists, partner with nonprofits active in the local community, and plan fun and engaging events to share the artwork they created during the program. Studio Project is an in-depth and meaningful experience for each of the teen participants, and the program cultivates the next generation of artists and art appreciators, some of whom go on to study at institutions such as the Pratt Institute, the Art Institute of Chicago, and more.

Studio Project is generously supported by the Georgie Fund, Anita Sayed, Luff Family Foundation, Studio B Architects, FirstBank, Catherine Allegra & James Tanner, Laurie & Reid Klion, Karen & Jeffrey Moore, Shears Giving Fund, Chris & Thomas Stanko, and Art Parts Creative Reuse Center.