Art program for teens

The next generation of Wisconsin artists

Programs and activities designed for Teens


Innovative and engaging art programs at MOWA encourage teens to express themselves creatively, develop skills, make friends, and try new things.


About the Council

Goals of the

Teen Council

  • Introduce teens to artists and art on view at MOWA
  • Highlight diverse voices and interpretations through the visual arts
  • Develop a network of peers and mentors
  • Create an inclusive social space for teens to meet and interact

Applications for the 2022–2023 Teen Council term is now closed. Check back in May 2023 for details on the next application cycle.


Teen Programs

Portfolio Review

In this day-long workshop, university professors counsel students on presentation skills, writing an artist statement, and offer students the opportunity to have their work reviewed by peers and professionals. Ideal for junior and senior high school art students applying to colleges and universities.

Check back for details on the next portfolio review.

Teen Art Exhibition

The Teen Council developed the theme and title of this year’s teen exhibition. 


The Teen Council, Teen Portfolio Review, and Teen Exhibition are generously sponsored by



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