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!

Summer Teen Internship

for the Firehouse Summer Teen Internship!

Please contact Elaine Waterman at
with any questions.


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.

Please email the application materials to by 5/25/2020. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! You can reach us by the above email or call 303-775-2289.
We look forward to getting to know you!


BMoCA’s long running teen arts internship program will adapt in 2021 to offer a virtual experience in collaboration with The Firehouse Art Center. Applications are now being accepted for this virtual Spring Internship open to high school aged youth throughout Boulder County and beyond.

Created in 2007, the Studio Project is a program that provides purposeful engagement for high school aged youth. This program is targeted to serve youth with opportunities to create dialogue about art, art making, and social issues as they affect young people. Interns create art with local artists, partner with nonprofits active in the local community, and plan fun and engaging events to share the artwork they created during the program. Studio Project is an in-depth and meaningful experience for each of the teen participants, and the program cultivates the next generation of artists and art appreciators, some of whom go on to study at institutions such as the Pratt Institute, the Art Institute of Chicago, and more.

Studio Project is sponsored by Art Parts, Boulder Arts Commission, City of Boulder, City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture, and the Georgie Fund.

Join us at the BMoCA/Firehouse Art Center Studio Project Internship Final Exhibit at BMoCA.



Studio Project

We will be accepting applications to the 2021 Fall Studio Project soon!

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

Tween/Teen Drawing Class

In Person Tween/Teen Drawing Class- Ages 10-15- Wednesdays at 1pm-2:30pm

July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28

Designed for ages 10-15, teen classes encourage young artists to experiment and develop their own personal style.

This weekly 90 minute class is for students who want to learn drawing skills as a foundation for other arts. We will have a different project each week.

Week 1- Still life and drawing from observation

Week 2- White and Color on black paper

Week 3- Grid drawings

Week 4- Anime style drawings

Projects will include working with still life, breaking down a photograph, portrait work, developing illustration skills and more. All supplies are included and will vary within projects.

You can choose to attend all the sessions ($40) or pay per class ($12 each)

Supplies may include pastel, marker, colored pencil, ink and charcoal pencils

Please bring any samples you may have of past student work on the first day so class so that the instructor may gauge the student’s learning level, and discuss possible projects and goals with the student.