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Problem Children gives young artists* with a creative passion the space, tools, resources, and mentorship to explore their interests deeper

The program runs from June—September and will be conducted in a hybrid format with online group & one-on-one meetings and in–person sessions. Program activities are tailored around your individual interests, needs, and skills and those of the group as a whole.

Through group discussion, workshops, guest lectures, self-directed exploration, and one-on-one mentorship, you will be guided toward creating a final project of your own imagination. The program ends with a closing presentation and exhibition.

Photo of a mentor & student taking photographs with analog cameras. Yana and Emerson on a photographic adventure.


The program offers two areas of focus: visual arts and performing arts

Within each discipline, the program guides you towards better understanding your practice and creating more mature work. While technical skills can factor into the curriculum, the program emphasizes exploration over a final product while responding to your individual interests.

areas of focus

Visual arts

Photography
Design (graphic & web)
Illustration
Painting
Digital Art
Architecture

Performance arts

Dance
Theater
Movement
Video
Music theory
Experimental or social performance
Storytelling
Student taking a photograph of a passerby
Persons

The program places an emphasis on process over a final product, challenging you to explore new modes of creation and engage your ability to self-direct.

Successful artists will show an interest in guiding their learning, an ability to set goals and milestones, and the drive to work through their inquiries.

You should be deeply curious, highly self-motivated, and willing to put in the work to stretch beyond your comfort zones.

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Problem Children student presenting her artwork to mentors and parents. Sophia presents her photographic montage project.
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