Teen & Adult Programs

Atlantic Center’s programs nurture the work of artists at all stages of their artistic journeys, from children just beginning their artistic voyage to renowned artists working at the height of their careers. The year-round schedule of art classes, exhibitions, presentations, performances, partnerships, special events and tours include popular children’s art classes, Summer Art Camp; teen art programs in visual arts and a Teen Creative Writing Residency that serves as a national model; a Community Artist-in-Residence who works in area schools, community centers, and adult workshops and retreats; an annual poetry slam; IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts, a juried fine arts festival; and an extensive exhibition schedule of work by children, teens, university students, Florida artists, and contemporary masters that welcomes everyone into the world of art and the community of artists.

For program details call 386-423-1753.

ACA Visiting Artist Program with Area Schools

Throughout the year, ACA brings an artist to talk to and sometimes workshop with students at New Smyrna Beach HIgh School. Our first Community Artist-in-Residence Tory Tepp’s visit to the high school was a catalyst for transforming their school courtyard into a thriving garden and earthworks sculpture.

Created and run by local painter Cathy Berse, ACA’s visiting artist program for the Middle School offers a full day of art workshops once a month that have seen thousands of students welcomed into the wonderful world of art.

your word: Teen Creative Writing Residency

Led by distinguished authors of national acclaim, this summer camp gives young writers from around the globe an extraordinary opportunity to explore and expand the power of their individual literary voices.  For two weeks the teens live and work within ACA’s spectacular main campus. They are provided with their own private room, all meals, and plenty of freedom to explore the limits of their creativity. Learn more

Teen Volunteer Program

ACA’s Teen Volunteer Program was created to provide teens with adult-like responsibilities and expectations with a final goal of better preparing them for adulthood. Opportunities include: IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts, Summer Art Camp, Community Artist Projects, Community Day, and special projects. The program is open to teens age 13 to 19 years old.

Volusia County Select

For over fourteen years, ACA has sponsored, produced, and hosted this annual exhibition of exemplary teen talent from throughout the county. Open to all Volusia County teens, the exhibit sees over 400 applicants each year and has become a fixture in the local community.