Please visit our Education for Kids and Education for Adults page as many instructors offer these classes for a wide age range and instruction is also appropriate for teens!

Thank you to Austin Zucchini Fowler for mentoring the interns in painting our Strongmont Mural in Spring 2021.  Visit the Mural in the alleyway to the East of the Firehouse Art Center!

Studio Project


Please contact Elaine Waterman, Studio Project Coordinator, at
or with any questions.


APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN- APPLY HERE- Studio Project 2023-24 Application (

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) in collaboration with Firehouse Art Center are currently accepting applications for The Studio Project Teen Program. The program is open to all 9th – 12th graders in Boulder and surrounding counties. Created in 2007, the Studio Project provides purposeful engagement in the arts and in social issues for high school aged youth. 

The 2023-2024 Studio Project teen program will run both Fall and Spring semesters. Students may apply for one semester or both. Weekly meetings will rotate to be held both virtually and in person in Boulder at BMoCA, and in Longmont at Firehouse Art Center.

-Explore various art making styles & mediums;
-Select guest artists to serve as artist mentors;
-Discuss social justice issues & create opportunities to impact their communities; and
-Share their artwork & ideas with others through art shows or gatherings.

The 2023-4 Studio Project teen program will run both Fall and Spring semesters. You may apply for one semester or both on this application.

-Weekly meetings will be held from 5:30-7 pm on Wednesdays
-Meetings will be held in person at BMoCA, or at FAC; Virtual meetings may be held as needed (i.e. during inclement weather, etc).

-Complete schedule will be provided prior to start of semester


August 30th and Sept 6th from 4pm-8pm.  Zoom link will be sent.


With an art internship, you can start building an art career today. While art school provides a strong educational foundation for a career in the arts, you need to develop real-world skills to be successful. As an intern, you’ll cultivate your talent as you learn from accomplished professionals, while assisting in hanging exhibits, planning events, assisting in art education, and designing materials. The Firehouse Art Center Internship offers students a hands-on gallery, event and art education experience. The gallery is looking for individuals who demonstrate good problem solving skills, are capable of working independently and as a team player, and are eager to learn and grow! The internship will run monthly starting in June with an option to continue in July and August.

Qualifications: High school or high school graduate (prefer rising high school junior, senior, or high school graduate, but accepting all high school applications) with interest in fine art, art education, advertising, graphic design, or related field. An interest in modern and contemporary art is essential, as are excellent communication skills—both written and spoken. Interns should be available to work 8-15 hours per week. Students desiring service hours or academic credit for their internship must make appropriate arrangements with their high school.

Desirable skills: Enjoys the creation of art and talking about art in its many forms.

Required application materials
Fill out the application
Portfolio with at least 1 piece and up to 4 (visual, musical, performance, written) to demonstrate a strong interest in creating and appreciating art.

Applications will reopen on 2/1/2023.  Please email the application materials to by 5/25/2023. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
We look forward to getting to know you!

Summer Teen Internship

Applications will reopen 2/1/2023!

Please contact Elaine Waterman at
with any questions.