Workshops for Participants Ages 11-16

This program is on hiatus until a later date. If you are interested in hosting a workshop for youth 11 to 16 in your space we would love to partner with you! Please email  to find out more information regarding partnering with Art Access. 

Program founded in 1995 

Art Access believes that teens can find a sense of community, develop transferable and long-lasting life skills, and flourish in the nurturing, creative, and productive environment. Our workshops are taught by professional artists and teens work alongside their peers who are also passionate about making art. These are the only visual arts workshops in the Salt Lake City area specifically designed with the needs and abilities of ALL teens in mind. Five two-day workshops are offered annually in June and July.

"The first thing he said as we were leaving (the workshop) was 'When do I get to come back for the next class?' That is a lot coming from (him)."  - Father of Teen Workshop participant who rarely speaks.

Art Access serves a diverse clientele. Chronological and cognitive ages are taken into consideration upon registration of any participant, as well as individual adaptive needs. Email to learn more or to request specific accessibility services.

Shibori Resist Silk Dyeing Sarinda Jones Jan 30, 2016 Noon – 4 pm Art Access workshop
Kiln-Formed Glass Sarinda Jones May 21, 2016 Noon – 4 pm Art Access workshop
Art and Animals: Visual Arts Workshop with Utah’s Hogle Zoo Leslie Randolph June 20-21, 2016 9 am – 3 pm

Utah’s Hogle

Zoo and Art Access workshop

Fabulous Frescoes: Learn to Paint like the Masters Tessa Lindsey June 22, 29, and July 6, 2016 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Art Access workshop
The Lake Effect: Science and Art of the Great Salt Lake Stefanie Dykes July 11 -15, 2016 9 am – 1 pm Art Access workshop and field trips to the Great Salt Lake
LOL Lyrics: Turn Your Texts and Status Updates into Songs Sara Caldiero-Oertli POSTPONED 10 am – noon Art Access workshop

Participant Capacity: 14 participants per workshop. 

Fee: Workshop fees are either $30, $50 or $75 depending on the number of hours. Fee includes art materials and instruction. Discounted fees and partial scholarships are available for students in financial need. Contact to learn more.

Location: 230 South 500 West (SLC) in the Art Access Workshop 110, Salt Lake City.

Program Coordinator:
Kindra Fehr

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This program is provided in part under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.


Art Access is grateful to the following partners and funders for their generous support of this program: Sorenson Legacy Foundation, Lawrence T. Dee & Janet T. Dee Foundation, Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Henry W. & Leslie M. Eskuche Charitable Foundation, McCarthey Family Foundation, Salt Lake City Arts Council, and Utah Division of Arts & Museums.

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Our 300 Plates Fundraiser and Exhibition takes place the third Thursday in May each year.