We are currently enrolling! Apply by September 14 to participate in the Fall 2022 semester.

Our nationally recognized Teen Arts + Tech Program engages high school students from Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) in creative, tuition-free afterschool experiences from September through May. Classes meet twice a week at West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m.


–  You must be in grades 9-12 and currently attend Grand Rapids Public Schools.
–  Attend the Open Enrollment event (more information below) on September 7 or 14 with the attached enrollment form (below) signed by a parent/guardian. Both form and attendance at the Open Enrollment event are required for enrollment.
–  Submit your enrollment form by September 14.

WMCAT staff will notify all students to confirm their placement before the first day of class.

Fall 2022 Studios:

  • Advanced Video Production
  • Character Illustration
  • Fashion Design
  • Intro to Coding
  • Ceramics
  • Fashion Design
  • Intro to Music Production
  • Intro to Photography
  • Intro to Video Game Design
  • Street Art


When do classes meet?

Twice a week on Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Monday, September 19 – Wednesday, December 14, 2022.

When are the Open Enrollment events?

September 7 OR 14, 3:30-5PM
614 First Street NW Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Attendance at one of the two open enrollment events is required for enrollment. Studio placements are made on a first-come, first-served basis, doors open at 2:30PM with sessions starting promptly at 3:30PM. Parents/guardians are welcome.

Where do classes meet and how do I get there?

WMCAT is located at 614 First Street NW Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

GRPS provides daily yellow bus transportation to WMCAT from area schools, and a city bus pass to get home from WMCAT. Check with your school’s main office for bus pick-up location or contact WMCAT for details at teenprograms@wmcat.org.


How much does it cost?

The program is tuition-free for all participants.

Safety + COVID-19

Masking is recommended by not required at WMCAT.* Please continue to practice caution: if you are not feeling well or have been in close contact with someone that’s COVID positive, stay home.

*WMCAT monitors COVID transmission levels and public health guidelines; masks may be required should transmission levels warrant additional precautions.

Who can I contact for more information or specific questions?

Email teenprograms@wmcat.org or call 616.454.7004 to speak to Carolina or Mike, Teen Arts + Tech Program staff.

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