Locust Art Builders (LAB): Summer Art Intensive for Teens


AAPLY NOW for 2022 Locust Art Builders (LAB).  Apply here.  DEADLINE IS MAY 25!



Watch a recap of the 2021 LAB here.

About Locust Art Builders (LAB): Now in its 12th year, LAB is a unique summer art intensive for high school students with an interest in art, design, and exploring creative careers.  30 students will be selected from across Miami-Dade County to learn from professional artists in a dynamic program on-site this summer. They will dive right into the creative, and practical, aspects of completing a collaborative full-scale exhibition at Locust Projects!

Want to learn more about what makes LAB so special? See this video made by past LAB students.

Program Dates & Times: This year's program will be in-person at Locust Projects with take home activities and field trips. The program will be held June 27-July 23, 2022 from 10am to 2pm daily, with the exhibition opening the final day: Saturday, July 23.  


Students will be provided with free lunch daily.

Students may request a transportation stipend to assist with travel to and from Locust Projects.

Students will receive a Builder Box with art supplies and more along with an artist edition shirt.

Students may be able to receive community service hours for their participation; please ask your school for details.

Apply early now.


Locust Art Builders 2022 is made possible through lead support from the Hillsdale Fund Inc. and the Albert and Jane Nahmad Family Foundation. Additional support provided by The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor Board and County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust; The Kirk Foundation; Susan and Richard Arregui and the Friends of Next Generation.

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