BOOM is an online showcase of the energetic, thoughtful and unapologetic work from the Armory’s Art High program. This exhibition highlights the talents of teens who share a common interest in art and are working side-by-side with Armory Teaching Artists to learn and further their skills in painting, drawing, graphic design, zine-making, stop motion animation, street art, and more. Art High programs are taught in a range of creative environments from neighborhood teen centers, probation camps, and the Armory Studio and instruction has been provided virtually during the pandemic. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
About Art High
Since 2006, the Armory’s Art High programs have made free after-school art classes and mentorship opportunities readily accessible to local teens at parks, schools, and community centers throughout the region. Art High demonstrates the Armory's deep commitment to bringing the power of art into the lives of teens. Art High brings teens together that share a common interest in art and provides free instruction to hundreds of teens each year. Class offerings taught by professional artists include painting, drawing, ceramics, silk screening, street art, photography, video production, sound engineering, graphic design, animation, and more. Art High also serves system-impacted teens in LA County juvenile halls and detention camps.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.