YAP Open Studio Fall Semester 2020

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

Open 3 – 6 PM

September 23 – December 18, 2020

In-house programming is eligible for students enrolled in High School. 

We will continue our tradition of having an open studio during the week. The YAP Open Studio is an opportunity for youth artists to access our studio space and materials. Youth artists will work on their projects, along with more extensive collaborations. 
Students interested in returning to the after-school program in person should fill out the 2020 – 2021 Scholastic year application.


Julia de Burgos Book Project

The Julia de Burgos Book project looks to revamp an older publication that documents this significant writer’s chronology. We are using the poems by Julia de Burgos to inspire unique illustrations. We will use those illustrations as part of the revised and updated version of our book on the chronological life of Julia de Burgos.

Three Kings Animation Project 

On January 6, every year, Taller Puertorriqueño celebrates the holiday known as Three Kings Day. The ancient story of the three Magi visiting the Christ child is a patron festival all over Latin America and the Caribbean. We are producing an animated short that tells the story and are still looking for youth artists to help make this film. 


The Youth Artist Program is continuing to focus on its printmaking initiative. We are interested in creating a series of designs inspired by social justice activists. We silkscreen the “designs” on different soft products like tote bags, t-shirts, and scarves. Our goal is to promote social justice through fashion.

Social Distance Practices at YAP

The Youth Artist Program is committed to keeping everyone safe during all in-house learning. The following procedures are for everyone’s safety and protection during the pandemic.

Upon entering the building, one must get their temperature checked by designated Taller staff. Everyone needs to wear a mask during the entire time you are at the program. We require that all youth artists and staff wash their hands before working on their projects. The studio provides a designated station for each youth artist to use. Youth artists are required to maintain all of their belongings and food at their stations. We can equip everyone with extra gloves and masks upon request. We also have hand sanitizing stations as well as plenty of soap at our sinks. Youth artists are also going to be assigned materials that will be for their use only.