Free Art Courses at MoMA



In the Making provides free ten-week art courses that focus on ideas in modern and contemporary art through an investigation of various art-making techniques. Teens have the opportunity to discuss artwork in MoMA’s Collection, meet with practicing artists and curators, collaborate with other NYC teens on studio activities, and create self-directed works of art. Each season culminates with a teen art show, held at MoMA, and made up of all participants final projects. 

In order to apply, you must complete this online application and send in ONE LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION. This letter of recommendation can be written by a teacher, a boss, a mentor, etc. No family members please! Letters of recommendation are due January 7, 2018 and can be emailed to or mailed to Teen Programs, The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, NY NY 10019. 

Applications will be judged based on the quality of the essay questions, the letter of recommendation, as well as the timeliness of their receipt. (The sooner you turn this in the better!) All participants must be 13-19 years old and currently enrolled in an NYC high school or GED program. 

Click here to apply.