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

Applications are OPEN!

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


Application Deadline: Sept 5th at 5pm!

Apply HERE

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 2021-22 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 2022-23 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.
-Fall semester meetings will be on Wednesdays; Spring semester meetings will be on Tuesdays.

-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


Will be scheduled by Zoom for Sept 6, 7 & 11th.

Applications are due by Mon, Sept 5 @5 pm


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 3/1/2022.  Please email the application materials to by 5/25/2022. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
We look forward to getting to know you!

Summer Teen Internship

Applications will reopen 3/1/2022!

Please contact Elaine Waterman at
with any questions.

“Tangled Hearts” (age 11 and up – grown ups too!)

2 hr|$40

January 23, 2022, 10:00 AM

We will be creating a Tangled Heart using the Zentangle method. After learning a few new tangles and filling out a heart shape, you will be able to take home your creation! (for age 11 and up) $40 for the 2 hour class. Please bring your own supplies (I will have some available for purchase, too) Materials will be provided. To register, please go up to the first section and sign up! “The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns (tangles). It is a proven method for mindfulness, fosters self-esteem, focus, relaxation, and stress reduction. And it’s fun! People of all ages and skill levels around the world now create Zentangle Art.” – Founders Rick Roberts & Maria Thomas.

More classes on the adult and kids pages!

Sign up!


Coil Up and Relax- Handbuilding class for adults/teens

A simple and laid back class that we will be creating a ceramic basket from clay!

In this adult class we will be creating a multi-functional ceramic basket using the coil hand building method. This unique process can create some very striking and whimsical pieces, perfect for fruit on your kitchen table or to hold toiletries. The choice is yours!

The first class we will go over the basic technique of coil building and the various ways you can alter your project to suit your needs. As well as build our baskets using clay strips and a bowl form.

The second class we will be glazing and decorating our baskets!

The final fired piece will be ready for pick up 7 to 10 days after the last class.

Open studio time is available if additional time is needed.

The class is geared towards adults, but teens are welcome too. Some snacks will be available and feel free to bring a drink for yourself.

Sign up!

Nov 10 and Nov 17- 6pm-8pm