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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! Email for more information about our Teen Arts Action Group, open to teens ages 15–18.

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 September 16 and October 21 for this year’s ARTlabs.

Teen ARTlab: Animation with Michael Lapinski
Thursday, September 16, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Art-making activity and Q&A
Presented on Zoom
For ages 13–19 only · Free · Registration required

Michael Lapinski is a Nashville-based animation art director and comic book creator. He has worked on shows such as Blue’s Clues and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, winning an Emmy Award for Sesame Street’s “Elmo the Musical” segment. He is also the co-creator and artist of Feeding Ground, a bilingual comic book series about the Mexico-Arizona border. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a basic flip-book, learn about character design, and pick up key points on creating compelling animation.

Teen ARTlab: Patterned Textiles
presented by Yanira Vissepo
Saturday, October 16, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Frist Art Museum Studio C
Ages 13–19 only. Space is limited. Free (all supplies, gallery admission, and parking validation included); registration required. 

In this workshop with teaching artist Yanira Vissepo, participants will acquire basic skills for designing and making their own patterned textiles. Attendees will sketch and create their own designs, then use techniques such as stenciling and block printing to transfer images onto fabric, with an emphasis on pattern making.  

Yanira Vissepo is a multidisciplinary artist focusing on printmaking and textile art. Her woodblock designs reflect her time studying traditional techniques in Japan. Vissepo merges the traditional with the new, utilizing the mokuhanga printing technique as the translator. She has worked with various mediums that involve printmaking, including free-form tapestries, block-printed textiles, and soft sculptures, as well as works on paper. She attended The International School of Mokuhanga in 2019 and was the artist-in-residence at Coop Gallery in 2020. 

Teens Take the Frist!

A jury of Frist Art Museum curators and educators selected artworks by teens from Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties for a summer exhibition titled Teens Take the Frist!

The exhibition is on view in the Frist’s Upper-Level Education Corridor and online at from June 18 through September 5, 2021.

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Our teen programs receive funding from the William N. Rollins Fund for the Arts of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Your contributions in celebration of our twentieth year ensure that the Frist Art Museum can continue presenting thought-provoking arts and education experiences for all ages, both in-person and online, and provide support for museum overhead and essential services. Every gift makes a difference.