Program Description

Art Room’s EMERGE Young Artists Program is an eight to ten-week program with a vision to provide supplementary visual arts education to high school students centered around both mentorship and active artmaking. The ultimate goal of EMERGE is to offer year-round, high-quality, skill-development art classes to teens to support and augment visual arts training in school classrooms. EMERGE is open to Fort Worth-area high school students at no cost to the participants.



Sundays | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

September 15 – November 17, 2019

January 12, 2020 – May 3, 2020



Students will develop a strong understanding of the foundations of art. Using a solid drawing and design base, students can use their skill sets to approach any type of media to explore and pursue other forms of art. Students will leave the program with a professional-level portfolio of documented works to use for college applications or exhibition submissions.


Course Curriculum:

  • Analysis of Form
    • Fundamentals of design
    • Sketchbook practices
    • Perspective and constructing spaces
  • Observational Drawing
    • From life, still life, on-location, exterior, interior and invented spaces
  • Life Drawing
    • From model (non-nude) and from reference
  • Painting
    • Fundamentals in oil, acrylic, and water based media
  • Professional Practice
    • Learn how to properly install and market an art exhibition



EMERGE will conclude with an exhibition and reception to honor and recognize the students’ hard work and talent. 


The 2nd Annual EMERGE Exhibition is from February 27 through March 14, 2020.