MCA Denver’s newest teen program are six-week, intensive workshops centered around a creative practice. Rather than learning a specific art making skill, like beginner ceramics or oil painting 101, teens will dive into broader creative practices and subject matters.

Fall and winter workshops are on Thursday evenings at the museum, from 4:30-6:30PM. The summer workshop runs for one week, with workshop meetings 12:30-4:30PM at the museum.

All workshops are no cost. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. If interest exceeds capacity, we will create a waitlist.

Workshop 1: Design/Build Registration Closed

Teens will get their hands dirty and their minds architecturally sharp as they work with Denver architect Paul Andersen to redesign the Teen Lounge space at MCA Denver. That's right, over the course of 6 weeks, teens will transform a blank space into an artfully functional area that will be used by teens and the thousands of visitors that come to the museum every year. Teens will take their project from concept through fabrication, and influence the design of a space in the museum that will be in place for the next few years. HGTV is officially jealous.

Workshop Details & Registration Coming Soon


Paul Anderson MCA Denver Teen WorkshopsPaul Andersen is the director of Independent Architecture. His projects range from cruciform bubble gum columns to almost ordinary houses. Paul teaches at UIC and previously taught at the Harvard GSD and Cornell University. He has been a guest curator at the MCA Denver and the Biennial of the Americas, a Fulbright Specialist in Architecture, and is the author of The Architecture of Patterns and Curve Culture.


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