Make Protest Art at MAM’s Teen Space Open Studio and Meet Dan Fenelon at Teen Artist Talk & Workshop


The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) has spotlighted and expanded its teen programs this year. In March, two programs will engage teens in new ways: a special Teen Space Open Studio will explore artmaking for protest and change and the Teen Artist Talk & Workshop will offer the opportunity to make art directly with artist Dan Fenelon.

Teen Space Open Studio: March for Our Lives
Thursday, March 22
7–9 p.m.

Montclair Art Museum is inspired by students around the country who are speaking out and changing the world! Are you are a teen planning to attend the March for Our Lives on March 24? On Thursday, March 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Teen Space Open Studio, you can make posters, T-shirts, buttons, and protest art. BYO T-shirts, all other materials provided.

NEW! Teen Artist Talk & Workshop: Dan Fenelon

Thursday, March 29
4–6 p.m.
$15/teen; teachers are FREE with school groups

Meet the artist! Bring your friends to the MAM to hear from a professional artist, ask your burning questions about working in the arts, and get creative in an interactive workshop! This year, MAM is launching a new Teen Artist Talk & Workshop series. Dan Fenelon, whose signature “urban tribal” style is instantly recognizable on murals at the Montclair Library, Luna Stage in West Orange, and other public spaces throughout the country, trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Dan works in a range of media—acrylic on canvas, 3D printed figurines, and larger-than-life sculptures. He teaches students of all ages at schools across the country, including locally with MAM’s Art Truck and mobile studio. Dan will lead an interactive mask-making workshop following the artist talk. All art supplies—and snacks—will be provided.

For more information, visit MAM online.

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