Community Outreach

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TeenWorks is an outreach program that provides free hands on art instruction and portfolio development to underprivileged teens in the Miami Beach area.  Through this program they have the opportunity to become a part of the ArtCenter’s community, working closely with established artists to learn and improve artistic skills that will aid them with college preparation as well as entry into the creative work force.  In 2017 the TeenWorks program will focus on intensive instruction in drawing and painting and will include free admission to Fieldwork Workshops at ArtCenter. The Fieldwork Workshop is a unique forum for artists to share developing creative works and exchange feedback, peer to peer. The Fieldwork structure reveals how each piece is perceived by others and fosters a detailed information exchange. Incisive and stimulating critiques are guided by an experienced facilitator. Comments focus on what’s happening in the work and how each choice shapes the work, keeping the authorship of the artist constantly supported. Fieldwork cultivates insight into composition and strengthens one’s ability to give critical commentary. Fieldwork workshops culminate in an informal showing open to the public.

Program period: January – April, 2017

To apply for the program, please call 305.674.8278. Applicants must be 15-18 years old and qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.

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ARTreach is a partnership between ArtCenter/South Florida and the New World Symphony and serves the children of the Children’s Home Society of Florida at the McLamore Children’s Shelter. This program provides hands on art classes, storytelling and musical performances to children age infant-12 that reside at the shelter. ARTreach also provides Creative Writing Classes to teens (age 14-17) in area Children’s Home Society Group Homes.

ARTreach is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

The ARTreach program is funded by The Children’s Trust. The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County by making strategic investments in their future.

Program period: October 2016-May 2017.

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The Artist Studio @ Camillus House

The Artist Studio provides art classes as well as musical performances to the clients of Camillus House. To learn more about Camillus House visit

Musical performances for ARTreach and The Artist Studio are provided in partnership with New World Symphony. For more about New World Symphony, visit

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Ways to Support ArtCenter


Your talents and time can enrich the lives of the people we serve through our Community Outreach programs. To find a volunteer opportunity that fits your interests and schedule, please call us at 305.674.8278


No time to volunteer? Your charitable gift helps sustain programming and allows us to expand our reach. To give, PLEASE CLICK HERE.


Study with one of South Florida’s talented Teaching Artists! Register for a six week class and 10% of your tuition will automatically go toward supporting our Outreach programs. (Workshop tuition fees, lab, model, material and membership fees do not apply)

ArtCenter is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organizations. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

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Office: 924 Lincoln Road, Suite 205 | Miami Beach, FL 33139 | (p) 305.674.8278 (f) 305.674-8772