Season Two: Teen TAR


Round two of TAR will target 14-19 year olds and will advance the structure and offerings of the Project. The four teen artists will still engage in a weekly Summer Intensive June through August 2018  and work towards a group show. The weekly session will follow a curriculum of experiences with local socially minded artists, art organizations making change and apprenticeships with art happenings. The teens will get a chance to process these by ending each session in a group process  with Orion Crook, LPC. All of this is offered for free to the teen, and each teen will receive a Binders Art Supply gift card.

We asked Atlanta to step into the TAR, and through advocacy help the future teens of TAR know what the Atlanta art scene has in store for them. We are very Proud to announce the TAR Team for Round two. Here is a group of individuals who make work that address healing, growth and advance Atlanta’s potential and serve as role models for the teens.

  • Jessica Caldas working with performance art and the body in response to their struggles in their lives
  • Melissa Coffey to do a silks course on facing their fears
  • Austin Frantz documenting self portraits and the work created during the residency for portfolios
  • Lauren Garvey of Atlanta Teen Mentor engaging the wellness wheel to show importance of self-care and goal setting to create a wellness plan
  • Will Massey and his team of artist that work in the Elderly community, inviting the teens to create art with them
  • Malina Rodriguez and Blake Beckham and the folks of the Work Room/The Lucky Penny/Dance Truck on community choreography
  • Studio visit with Alli Royce Soble
  • Tori Tinsley a recent GSU MFA graduate, Walthall Fellow and former Art Therapist TBD once we chose the 4 selected residents
  • Yo Checka! with navigation of social media and journalism

We are looking for a gallery to pair with since the teens will be a little young to do their own gallery finding and currently talking with the Bakery in SW Atl.

This upcoming year TAR will hold a spot for a teen of color, a queer or trans teen, and one that lives within the SW community where Orion Psychotherapy Studio Office is, all while assessing household income. TAR believes in making artistic therapeutic experiences available to marginalized individuals facing oppression; while addressing the stigma that therapy is only for those with diagnoses or the “ill.”

In October 2016 we received the grants from the Pride Committee and

 Awesome Foundation Grant for this round, and have some grants in the work, but need more to cover the basic cost.

Support the TAR Teens by making a tax deductible donation in this moment, they need you.