Teen Art Club is a monthly gathering for teenage students who are interested in art. This club will meet once a month to discuss (Sometimes virtually and sometimes in person) to explore all things ART! Meetings can include discussion of various art related topics, gallery walks, hands on projects, presentations from guest artists and plenty of time to ask any and all questions you might have about art. This is a member driven club, so let us know what topics you want to see covered and be sure to bring some of your own work if you want to share!
Led by MSV Youth & Family Programs Manager Curry Schiavone and Tanya Mehta, artist and Shenandoah Arts Council Marketing and Communications Specialist.
Daniel Curry Schiavone is the MSV’s Manager of Youth and Family Programs. He holds a B.A. in art from the University of North Carolina in Asheville where his emphasis was on sculpture. Prior to joining the MSV staff, Schiavone was an elementary and middle school art teacher at the Powhatan School, and a substitute teacher for Winchester and Frederick County Public Schools.
Tanya Mehta is a graphic designer and illustrator who loves making whimsical art with sparkles of joy, knowledge and fun. Following her studies in Multimedia and 2D Animation, she was drawn toward the mesmerizing world of illustration, especially children’s book illustration. Her work has been published in children’s books, educational books, wedding invitations and packaging designs. Originally from India, Tanya moved to Winchester in 2017 where she continues her passion for creativity and is always eager to help the Local Artist Community.
This free youth program is made possible in part by the support of the Marion Park Lewis Foundation.
Visit the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley’s website here to check out upcoming Teen Art Club meetings.
2021 Teen Art Club Exhibition
This exhibition marks the first ever showcase of works from Teen Art Club participants. The artists featured in this collection are all local youth artists who have the passion and drive to make art an important part of their lives. Working across a number of mediums, these artists are proof that the creative spirit and desire to hone artistic skills are not bound by age.
Hannah Barker – Heather Barker – Lilly Black – Madison Carinelli – Sarah Carter – Savannah Cook – Aliyah DeSimone – Elisa Flores – Aubrey Grove – Jake Howard – Mia Ingram – Vonnie Law – Brianna Poling – Jill Schaefer – Ryn Schiavone – Hannah Ireland Smelser – Lillian Upperman
Follow us on social media to see weekly prompts designed to be accessible and get your creative juices flowing! Share your creations by sending us pics (via DM or to [email protected]) or you can just put them in the comments on the Virtual Teen Art Club social media posts!
*Teen Art Club is open to everyone, no registration or previous attendance required. Feel free to get younger (or older) siblings to join in and even parents are welcome to give the projects a shot. Teen Art Club is a joint venture made possible by our partnership with the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.