Nasher Teen Programs & Workshops
Are you a high school student interested in museums, being creative and collaborating with other teens? Be sure to check here for 2017 workshops. All programs and workshops are open to ALL high school students with a valid ID. Registration is required for selected workshops.
Check out this page regularly for new program offerings for high school students in the area!
Want to be a Nasher Teen?
Fill out our online application
Nasher Teen Meetups
Area teens are invited to attend our monthly Nasher Teen Meetups. Explore art on view at the museum and create your own in these workshops led by local artists and Nasher staff. Programs are free but space is limited and advanced registration is required. Registration link to be posted on this page soon.
Saints and Monsters
Thursday, September 21, 5 – 7 PM
Tour The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence with museum staff and make expressive drawings reacting to what you have seen in the galleries. Led by local artist Tedd Anderson.
Thursday, October 19, 5 – 7 PM
Join Nasher curatorial staff for an in depth tour of Disorderly Conduct: American Paintings and Sculpture, 1960-1990 and learn the ins and outs of the curatorial process. Then join us for a special behind-the-scenes tour of Nasher study storage and see works that are not on public display.
Mapping Bull City
Thursday, November 16, 5 – 7 PM
Join Nasher Staff and a local artist looking at A Portrait of Venice: Jacopo de’ Barbari’s View of Venice and make lino-print maps of the Bull City, both real and imagined.
High School Portfolio Day
Sunday, October 15, Noon – 4 PM
The Nasher invites area high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in the visual arts to attend our first-ever portfolio day. Representatives from area universities and museums as well as local visual artists will be on hand to review your artwork, provide feedback and advice, and answer questions in a supportive environment. This is a non-competative and fun way to get feedback on your artwork in preparation for applying to college. Your portfolio should include 5-10 pieces of your best and most recent work, but it can also include works in progress, sketchbooks and tear sheets. Come prepared to discuss your creative influences and process.
This program is free and open to high school students in Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Wake Counties. Students must register in advance to attend. A limited number of spaces are available and priority will be given to students in their junior and senior year of high school.
Nasher Teen Council
The Nasher Teen Council is a group of Durham high school students who meet weekly for gallery conversations, art-making, and to connect with contemporary artists, museum professionals, and the Durham community.
Apply to become a Nasher Teen and make your voice heard in the museum and community. Plus, eat free food and earn volunteer hours!
Follow us on Instagram @nasherteens for our latest happenings.