CMA’s Young Artist Kollective (YAK), is a free program that provides emerging young artists in 6th-9th grade with exclusive studio space and materials, artistic and technical guidance, opportunities to meet with guest artists, and a chance to learn about professional opportunities across the art world.
In YAK, it’s YOUR call! Pick a group topic as you collaborate with other members and choose from a list of available art mediums including screenprinting, animation, fashion design, sound recording and more. Have your own project in mind? CMA’s Teaching Artists are here to provide you with profesional materials, equipment, and guidance as you create the finished product. PLUS, as a YAK member, you get exclusive access to CMA’s space after hours to work on your art!
YAK Exclusive Studio Hours
Fine Arts Studio: Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-7 PM
Media Lab: Thursdays from 3-7 PM
Please Note: YAK members have free access to the museum at any time during general hours to work on projects and access materials and equipment.
Stay tuned to our calender for a complete list of Art Slams.
This program is made possible by a grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, which is funded through Community Development Block Grants from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, LMDC President David Emil, and LMDC Chairman Avi Schick.