» Summer Arts Institutes for Teens
Check back in the Spring for more details!
July 10-27, 2017 | 9:30AM-4PM
Grades 7-12

Experience three weeks of in-depth, hands-on art making in graffiti, hip-hop, and filmmaking. Learn creative arts practices from experienced and renowned artists and explore how you can use your art to create positive social change. Register for one, two, or all three weeks by June 15!

Summer Film Institute 
July 10-13, 2017 | Monday-Thursday | 9:30AM-4PM
Lead by Sundance Native Lab Fellow Missy Whiteman, this is an opportunity to learn how to write, shoot, and direct a film in one week! Check out the video below about Missy!

July 13, 2017 | Thursday | 3PM

Check out powerful media work created by teens. These teens show off how they use high-level filmmaking techniques to share important messages. 

Summer Graffiti Institute 
July 17-20, 2017 | Monday-Thursday | 9:30AM-4PM
Immerse yourself in the history, style, and culture of this unique art form with renowned graffiti artist Peyton Scott Russell. Check out the video below about Peyton!

July 20, 2017 | Thursday | 3PM | Intermedia Arts' Parking Lot
Teen artists use the skills they've learned from award-winning artist PEYTON of House of Daskarone to create full-scale pieces in our parking lot. Stop by at 3PM to see how Art Changes Everything.

Summer Hip-Hop Institute 
July 24-27, 2017 | Monday-Thursday | 9:30AM-4PM
Led by local hip-hop artists Desdamona and Carnage along with special guest artists, this week will explore the elements of hip-hop: dance, MCing, beatboxing, DJing, and visual art. Check out the video below about Desdamona!

July 27, 2017 | Thursday | 3PM | Intermedia Arts' Theater

A beat-boxing, head-spinning, DJing, spray-can-wielding final performance by the Hip-Hop Institute participants. Taught by local artists Desdamona, Carnage the Executioner, and more, these teens will blow you away with their skills.

Tuition and Payment Information
The Summer Arts Institutes for Teens are offered on sliding scale.

The rates below are PER WEEK.

Register for two weeks and get 40% off the second week.
Register for 3 weeks and get 40% off the second week AND 60% off the third week!

Annual Household Income  One Week  Two Weeks  Three Weeks
Up to $25,000 $99 $158 $198
$25,000 - 34,000 $159 $254 $318
$35,000 - 44,000 $229 $366 $458
$45,000 - 59,000 $299 $478 $598
Over $60,000 $359 $574 $718

Need Financial Assistance?
Financial Assistance is very limited and will only be given to those most in need. Please only apply for assistance after you review the sliding scale tuition rates. There is no guarantee that financial assistance will be given to all requests. Click HERE to apply for financial assistance.

WATCH: Teaching Artist Missy Whiteman's Changemaker Profile

WATCH: Teaching Artist PEYTON of House of Daskarone on MNOriginal

WATCH: Teaching Artist DESDAMONA on MNOriginal

These activities are made possible by a grant from The Minneapolis Foundation and by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.