YAM Teens

This free program provides local teens 13-18 years old with opportunities to learn more about art, artists, and what it’s like to work at an art museum. YAM Teens create art, assist with the annual Art Auction, and collaborate on other projects.

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Benefits To Being a YAM Teen

  • Learn more about the arts from curators, docents, artists and other professionals in a museum setting.
  • Meet other teens who love art too
  • Take part in special art classes with artists.
  • Contribute to the community by volunteering.

October – May We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 3:30 – 5 :00 p.m..
June – August We meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

October 9 – “Paint-A- Collage”

Conjure reimagined landscapes using acrylic paint, paper and other mixed media inspired by the work in the North x Northwest exhibition.

November 13 – “Anything But A Brush”

Paint without a brush using pallet knives, sponges, spray bottles, credit cards etc.  We will be touring Bill Stockton’s art in Grass Roots Modernist.  Dress for a mess, while we have aprons, wearing clothes you don’t mind getting paint on is a good idea.

December 11- “Inkit”

Use colored inks to create a lyrical piece of art based off the work of Jill Krutrick in Metamorphosis

January 8- “Ding-Dong-Ding”

Ring in the New Year with a new spin on recycled materials based off the work in The Thing Itself exhibition.

February 12- “Awe-Sem-Blage”

Create sculptures (assemblages) inspired by the work in the Yellowstone Art Auction 52.

March 11- “James, Will: The other Side of Will James”

Tell your story though illustration using ink and watercolor.

Cancelled-April 8- “Mono-E-Mono”

Create seasonally inspired layered prints based off the work of Neltje Tell Me, Why Flowers?

May 13- “The Face of It”

Sketch faces in the gallery, stack your sketches to create a painting inspired by Neltje’s Dialogue With My Mind.


There is no charge to be part of the YAM Teens program.  You are also free to join at any time during the school year. Click here to become a part of YAM Teens!

Make new friends and develop your artistic skills!

For more information or to be added to the Teen mailing list please contactour Education Program Coordinator at 406-256-6804 x232 or  artsuitcase@artmuseum.org