School is out; summer has heated up, which means teens are looking for something to do. This summer the Norton Museum of Art presents a variety of programming for young people to connect with art.
Teens Takeover the Norton, (figuratively speaking)
July 19 / 5-10 p.m.
To elevate the diverse and creative voices of today’s youth, once a year the Norton asks its Teen Advisory Squad (TASQ) to plan and run the programs for Art After Dark and make them as appealing to as wide an audience as possible. This evening’s programs include the screening of three short documentaries that focus on teens from Pahokee: Skip Day, The Rabbit Hunt, and The Send-Off, which have won several awards since premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. Directors Ivette Lucas and Patrick Bresnan and teens who participated in the documentaries will discuss them after the screenings. The evening also features teen-led tours, do-it-yourself art activities, music, an open-mic, and a Silent Disco after-party. Bring friends and revel in the arts!
The Norton has begun a summer series that could be described as Art After Dark within Art After Dark, special programming designed for ages 13-17 During Art After Dark – and like Art After Dark, it’s free!
The schedule is as follows:
June 28 / 6-10 p.m.
‘90s Pop Session: Dress in your favorite ‘90s attire and enjoy art workshops, a trivia contest, and tour the photo-based exhibition, See and Be Seen: Picturing Notoriety, which features about 50 works dating from as early as 1600 and includes images of household names like Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, and Kimberly Denise Jones, the rapper and actress better known as Lil’ Kim. Visitors can also ‘See and Be Seen’ in the exhibition by taking a selfie and sending it to #NortonNow.
July 26 / 6-10 p.m.
Going Viral: An evening of programs around Internet fame! Explore the galleries with a digital scavenger hunt, while also composing the perfect selfie, led by the Norton’s Teen Advisory Squad (TASQ).
Aug. 9 / 6-10 p.m.
Animate the Night: Explore the beginning of animation with a hands-on workshop, then enjoy a public screening of the original Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Free popcorn!
Digital Art Workshop for teens offered
The Norton is also offering an art workshop titled Digital Stories where teens can create a short video using Apple technology. The workshop runs from 2 to 5 p.m. on July 26.
Participants will learn how to create digital stories with photos, filters, emojis, and animation using Apple technology, and will be able to collaborate with others and create a short video to share. The workshop is recommended for ages 13 and up, and all skill levels. I-Pads and snacks will be provided. This workshop is ticketed and requires pre-registration at Norton.org. Cost is $10; $5 for Members. Visit the programs page at Norton.org to register.
Norton seeks summer teen volunteers
The Norton is looking for Palm Beach County teens ages 15 to 17 to volunteer during the summer! Click here for more info: https://www.norton.org/getinvolved/volunteer
Norton seeking members for its Teen Advisory Squad (TASQ)
The Norton’s Teen Advisory Squad (TASQ) is comprised of 15 dynamic teens from Palm Beach County high schools who are selected from an annual application process. TASQ members are provided an opportunity to turn their creative ideas into action by collaborating, innovating, and designing Museum programs for teens. Applications open July 1, 2019. For details visit https://www.norton.org/programs/family_programs/teens/tasq
For more information about TASQ and other teen programs? Email Teens@norton.org. And find more on Instagram: @nortonteens and