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AK Teens

AK Teens is a dynamic group of programs for 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 programs provide 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 includes Future Curatorsstudio art classes, a portfolio review day, and a career day.

Future Curators

In our annual Future Curators program, high school students in grades 11 and 12 work alongside staff members to plan, organize, and install an art exhibition.

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Building a Portfolio Art Classes

Students ages 14–18 who are becoming serious about the visual arts or are preparing for college applications are invited to sign up for this intensive, artist-led art class.

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Portfolio Review Day

High school students have the opportunity to have their work reviewed and critiqued by area artists and fine arts professors.

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College Art Career Day

High school students are invited to come and speak with representatives of area colleges and universities about their arts programs.

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Program Sponsors

AK Teens is presented by KeyBank. 

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