Teen Arts + Tech Afterschool Program

Session 6 Enrollment Now Open!

5-Week Session / Enroll by April 10

All Grand Rapids Public high school and middle school students (grades 7th – 12th) are eligible to register for tuition-free WMCAT Where You’re At remote studio sessions. WMCAT will be offering 5-week-long remote studio classes where we encourage creative expression, connect you to teens with similar interests, and support you through your middle school and high school journey. 

Students from other high schools in the Grand Rapids area will be considered if seats and supplies are available! See studio options and the application below.


Session 6 will meet online as a group for 5 weeks on Tuesdays from 3:30 – 5:30pm (in Zoom): April 13, 20, 27 + May 4 and 11. Each subsequent Wednesday from 3:30 – 5:30pm, WMCAT will also offer “Open Studio Sessions” to students in a limited capacity to work in our studio spaces with teaching artists at our Westside location (614 First St. NW, Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49504). The rest of the week you will have free time to complete amazing art! All skill levels welcome. Choose your favorite media or try something new. 

By WMCAT Teaching Artist, Jalexia Stoutmyre

New this session will be:

  • Character Illustration with WMCAT Teen Arts + Tech Program alumna, Jalexia Stoutmyre (see her sample art)
  • Watercolor Painting with John Cox
  • Games As Art with Ty Hendry

Every student will get a supply kit of what they need to complete the class project, and we will talk to each of you about how to set up an easy, free personal workspace in your home. Details will be shared with your enrollment confirmation.


Students should complete an application to be a part of WMCAT Where You’re At. Grand Rapids Public School students will be prioritized, but if you are an interested student within Kent County, your application will be considered if seats are available. Enroll by April 10 for priority placement and supplies. 

Have more questions? See frequently asked questions or contact our staff at teenprograms@wmcat.org or 616-454-7004.

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