The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s Teen/Artist Project (TAP) is an ongoing program in which regional and national teaching artists expand the knowledge of art, analysis, and techniques for young, aspiring artists.
Fifteen high school students are accepted each year through a portfolio review and application process. This two-semester course meets from 2 to 5 pm each Sunday at the Modern.
Students develop a personal, lasting relationship with the Museum’s art and architecture through close and continuous investigations. A variety of visiting artists design studio workshops, gallery tours, and related lectures in sections that span one to four weeks. Inevitably, participants glean rich insights into the ideas and practices of each visiting artist they work with, and as a result, they develop their own attitudes and impulses within the field of contemporary art. The Modern’s education department works with each visiting artist to achieve the most effective programming, including an occasional offsite project or visit. This program is as demanding as it is rewarding. Students are required to make a firm commitment to attend class regularly, participate in class discussions and group projects, and ultimately contribute works for the TAP exhibition and catalogue at the close of each season.
Typically, the Teen/Artist Project meets in the Education Department studios at the Modern on Sundays, but due to COVID-19, the Museum will not be hosting any on-site programs until 2021.
For the first half of the 2020–2021 season, students will work remotely with visiting artists Carol Zou (@carolzou), Riso Bar (@riso.dallas), Gerald Cyrus, Raul Rodriguez and Deep Red Press (@deepred.press), Jessi Jones (@jalajones_), and others.
In addition, all participating students will have the opportunity to contribute work to a collaborative iteration of MODERN BILLINGS and the TEEN/ARTIST PROJECT, launching in early October 2020.
Michelle Amaya, Diamond Hill Jarvis High School
Sarah Carter, I.M. Terrell Academy
Ashaureah Hightower, South Hills High School
Anthony Hosch, Paschal High School
Nadia Karjadi, McKinney North High School
Elliott Kinney, Home School
Grace Larson, Aledo High School
Ana Parker, I.M. Terrell Academy
Yesenia Raymond, Crowley High School
Raphael Romero, Dunbar High School
Madeline Smith, Boswell High School
Paul Yu, McKinney Boyd High School