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AK Teens, presented by the First Niagara Foundation, is a dynamic mentoring program serving teens from across Western New York and Southern Ontario. Designed to mentor young adults seeking to pursue careers in creativity and the arts, AK Teens provides a platform for young artists to exhibit their work and prepare portfolios, which are vital for admission to college arts programs. The program offers workshops and mentoring on subjects ranging from making art to working in the arts.

AK Teens builds on the success of the Future Curators program, in which high school students in grades eleven and twelve work alongside staff members to plan, organize, and install an art exhibition. The expanded AK Teens program features additional initiatives, including studio art classesa portfolio review day, and a career day.

The 2016 Future Curators with Education Program Coordinator Elizabeth Bryson (left). Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Upcoming Programs & Events

Building a Portfolio Art Class
Monday, July 18–Friday, July 22, and Monday, July 25–Friday, July 29, 2016

This intensive, two-week art class, taught by an artist, is intended for students who are becoming serious about the visual arts and/or preparing for college applications. The emphasis will be on developing skills and style in drawing, painting, and sculpture.

AK Teens is presented by the First Niagara Foundation.