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.

  • Workshop with Alejandra Abad: June 11, 12, 13, 14 | 1:30-4:30PM | Register Now
  • Workshop with Frankie: June 25, 26, 27, 28 | 1:30-4:30PM | Register Now

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

Workshop with Alejandra Abad

Alejandra Abad was born in Venezuela and partially raised in Florida. She is a visual artist with a penchant for dense, fantastical landscapes and abstract shapes. Her style is informed by her studies of Architecture at Florida Atlantic University and as well as The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received scholarships to complete her BFA in Film, Video, and New Media. She has participated in various shows across The United States and abroad, and was a fellow at the Miami non-profit Borscht Corporation. In 2018 she received a fellowship from CU Boulder, where she is currently pursuing an MFA in Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices. Alejandra’s approach to art involves conceptual and collaborative projects that work to break down the barriers between artist and audience.

Alejandra Abad



Workshop with Frankie Toan

Based in Denver, Frankie Toan (they/their/theirs) is an artist working mostly with craft and DIY materials and techniques to create large plush sculptures, interactive works, and immersive installations. Frankie holds a BFA in Craft/Material studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, with a minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s studies. Frankie’s work emphasizes labor and process to explore the complexities of touch, connection, and embodiment. Frankie has participated in many group shows and collaborations nationwide. Recent projects include a commission for Meow Wolf’s Kaleidoscape immersive ride at Elitch Gardens and their public art installation “Public Bodies” for Between Us Alleys, a six-week, citywide art intervention. They have completed residencies at RedLine (CO) and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (TN) among others.

Frankie Toan


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