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Resources for Teens

Explore materials and musings from ICA Teens and staff. 
Learn about what we do and exciting opportunities in the future.
Sep 1, 2023

Teen Digital Cooperative – Summer 2023

Teen Digital Cooperative (TDC) is a summer program where teens develop their media production skills and explore specific themes and issues important to them and other teens. During the summer of 2023, TDC learned contemporary media production skills… more

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Feb 28, 2023

Alumni Convening

On January 27 through 29, 2023, the ICA held a virtual convening for alumni for teen arts education programs across the country and beyond. More than 50 alums came together online for 3 days to connect with… more

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Sep 16, 2022

Call for art for ICA Teen Gallery

Welcome future partner organizations! Teen Exhibitions Program has put together this page to facilitate the process of selecting organizations to partner with for us for future exhibitions!  We are doing a call to Boston-based organizations that work… more

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Apr 1, 2022

Use This When _____

A Zine by Teen Arts Council Get creative with us! Find a comfy space to make art through prompts that invite rest and calm. Use_This_When___Zine.pdf What is a Zine?  A zine is a mini-magazine. This one is… more

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Feb 15, 2021

Teen Art Kit

We are members of the ICA’s Teen Arts Council, a group of 15 teens from the Boston area that serve other teens. We focus on addressing social issues and connecting teens and the ICA and with art… more

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Jan 4, 2021

Memory Meditation

 If you could use a meditation to help you enter this new year and have four minutes, try out this Memory Meditation. I originally recorded it for a gathering of ICA Educators and Teaching Artists and thought you all might… more

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Nov 4, 2020

Mindfulness and Writing Exercise

Given the election and all the things going on in the world- I, Nohemi, have been spending time with myself these past few days. I wanted to share a mindfulness breathing and writing activity that Mithsuca B. (AWC… more

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May 27, 2020

Staying Creative: It Walks

While the ICA is temporarily closed, stay creative and connected with us. Make an object seem like it has human parts. Snap a photo. Find inspiration in the first photograph, by Laurie Simmons from her The Walking… more

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A black-and-white photograph of a Black woman in a beauty pageant gown, crown, gloves, bouquet, and sash  walks down a hallway toward the viewer, smiling widely.
May 13, 2020

Staying Creative: Alter Ego

While the ICA is temporarily closed, stay creative and connected with us. Create an alter ego that highlights an aspect of society you’d like to change. Design a costume for this persona using materials in your space.… more

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