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Teen Arts Action Group (TAAG)

Help plan and host our teen programs by applying to be a Frist Volunteer Teen Ambassador! In September and May, we’ll welcome new members to our Teen Arts Action Group. Open to ages 15–19.

Teen ARTlabs

Teen ARTlabs are a safe space for you to engage with professional artists (recommended by TAAG), create art, and learn about art careers. Last year, our ARTlabs included animation, illustration, poetry, and video editing. Join us on April 14, May 20, June 17, September 16, and October 21 for this year’s ARTlabs. Registration links for these events to be posted soon.

Teen ARTlab with fashion designer Rae Yo Young

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
5:30–7:00 p.m.
Free (registration required)
Presented on Zoom
For ages 13–19 only

Rae Yo Young is a fashion designer and multifaceted artist based in Nashville. Their art focuses on self-expression and is inspired by 1990s and early 2000s Harajuku fashion, southern culture, a multitude of fashion trends from subcultures throughout the world, and the exploration of their lost ancestral identity as a Black American. Join Rae to learn about screen printing, sun printing, patch application, and full garment construction.

If you would like to create your own sun print or corset during Rae’s demonstrations, here are the materials you will need:

Sun Prints:
Buffalo clips or weights
Flat cardboard
8 x 10 flat cut glass
Jacquard SolarFast Starter Kit
White t-shirt, top, or fabric

Corset pattern (to be provided by the artist)
Hot glue gun (if you don’t want to sew)
Sewing machine
Sewing needle
Two yards of sewing trims (lace, ribbons, etc.)
Two yards of fabric (this can be a combination of different types of fabric)

Teens Take the Frist!

Calling ALL teens from Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties! If you are between the ages of 13 and 19, we want to see your art. A jury of Frist Art Museum curators and educators will select artworks to be featured this summer in an exhibition titled Teens Take the Frist! (June 18–September 5, 2021). The exhibition will be on view in the Frist’s Upper-Level Education Corridor and online at Advisory: the exhibition will be accessible to all ages.

Click here to see the most recent Teens Take the Frist! online exhibition.

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Our teen programs receive funding from the Robert K. and Anne H. Zelle Fund for the Fine and Performing Arts of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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