Taller’s Youth Artist Program (YAP) is a free studio art program that inspires teens to express themselves creatively, build a community of artists, and work to achieve their artistic goals.
With the guidance of the YAP Coordinator teens engage in art classes during the school year on weekdays from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. The students are provided mentorship to work towards their goals; whether that means developing an art portfolio for college, learning how to make money from their art, or having a healthy creative outlet for their emotions. YAP empowers students to become self-guided artists and entrepreneurs, while providing a safe place for them to build long lasting friendships and self-expression.
Classes include lessons in painting, printmaking, fashion design, and more. Field trips to colleges, galleries, and art studios inspire students to connect with art around them. YAP students can also choose to participate in our photography class with Photography Without Borders, where they learn photography skills and how to support themselves financially with event photography.
Taller’s commitment to using art as a means of addressing the challenges in our community is not just about creating beautiful works of art; it’s about empowering the next generation with the tools they need to thrive in the face of adversity. The power of art lies in its ability to heal. In the face of community violence, children and youth often carry emotional scars. Engaging in artistic activities allows them to express their emotions in a safe and constructive manner. Through art, we build a brighter future for the children and youth we serve, equipping them with the skills and confidence to overcome life’s obstacles
YAP participants have the opportunity to take part in the Delphi Teen Summer Film project, a collaborative effort with the Museum of Art, Esperanza Charter School, and the Big Picture Alliance. This project not only helps students develop a sense of community with the museum but also hones their group skills, familiarizes them with contemporary media tools, and exposes them to potential career opportunities.
After-school programs are provided to participants at no cost. However, there is a one-time registration fee of $30.00, payable in person by cash, check, or credit/debit card. Limited scholarships and financial assistance options are available for those in need.Contact us about any financial assistance needed.
If you are interested in enrolling your children, please fill out the form below and we will be in contact.
For more information, contact Stefanie Hamill at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 215-426-3311 x2002
The building is wheelchair accessible with 48″ wide ramps and 40″ doorways. Bathrooms stalls are wheelchair accessible. We also have a bathroom with a changing table for parents with infants. We will make efforts to make programs and services available to all our patrons no matter their needs. Please contact us at 215.426.3311 to discuss accommodations.