Teen Night returns October 28, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019, 5:00 to 7:30PM

ArtsWorcester, 44 Portland Street

All tweens and teens welcome! Come see the latest exhibits and meet featured artists on October 28, 2019!

Bring or borrow a sketchbook to draw in the galleries. Share your artwork online using #AWTeenNight. // Traiga o pida prestada una libreta de dibujo y comparta sus illustraciones en las redes sociales usando #AWTeenNight. Art, music, and snacks! // Disfrute del arte, música y meriendas! No tickets. Just show up! // No se requieren boletos para entrar. Solo tiene que asistir al evento.

These events are free and open to all teens and their families. // Estos eventos son gratuitos y para todos los adolescentes y sus familias.  


Special programming this October:

Join us at Teen Night this October 28 and engage with contemporary art through printmaking demonstrations, as part of our current exhibition on view in the West Gallery, Blackstone Print Studio: Freedom of the Press. These demonstrations are free and open to all teens and their families.

Casey Hickey will demonstrate how she has created her series, Small Town America, using Akua inks and plates, printed on a miniature 3D-printed etching press. Participants will get 2″ x 3″ acrylic plates, and will be guided through the process of etching, inking, and printing their own drypoint prints.

Charlotte Eckler will show how to make a unique work using simple techniques. Referencing old surrealist prints, imagery will be printed on unconventional papers and maps. Participants will ink up objects such as feathers, washers, coins, buttons, and keys to create an image on paper folded in half pressed between pages of a book. Eckler will also bring her own “deflate-plate,” which allows artists to create prints from a deflated basketball.

Sally Bowditch will showcase the joy of printing without a press and give the audience an opportunity to create prints using gel plates. Experiment with fun techniques such as stenciling, using textured materials, and applying ink with brushes and rollers.

All materials provided. Take your prints home at the end of the night!



Teen Night is generously sponsored by:


Teen Night at ArtsWorcester welcomes young art enthusiasts from across the city to see our latest exhibits, meet practicing artists, participate in art activities, and more. These events are free and open to all Worcester-area teens and their families. No RSVP is required, just show up! We thank our partners at the Worcester Public Schools for their help in organizing Teen Nights, and the Worcester Arts Council for their sponsorship. For more information, please call the gallery at 508-755-5142.