Teen Artist Workshops

Teens can join a rock band, perfect their performance skills, learn video game programming, and pursue other pop culture passions.

  1. Throughout the ‘70s and early ‘80s more and more women became bona fide rock stars, paving the way for more female artists to rise to the top in the rock genre. This new league of rock-women included iconic names such as Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Janis Joplin, and Stevie Nicks. In this spirit, Rain City Rock Camp for Girls is guided by one simple mission: help young women rock out.

    Pictured: rock-group S3C premiered their carnival-esque tune “One Night in Your Town” at the Rain City Rock Camp for Girls Showcase.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

  2. Scribes summer writing camp provides an opportunity for students to engage intensely with creative writing and to participate in quality programming that includes instruction from accomplished writers, writing activities, craft exercises, and exposure to a diverse range of genres and forms.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

  3. Participants in Digipen Institute’s Sound Design for Games workshop can get hands-on experience in composing and integrating music and sound effects in games and animations.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

MoPOP is proud to partner with some of the Northwest’s most esteemed institutions including DigiPen, School of Rock, Hugo House, and Rain City Rock Camp for Girls.

We’ve joined forces to provide a number of educational and entertaining Teen Artist Workshops onsite at the museum. Youth can practice hands-on instrumental proficiencies, gain a historic and cultural perspective of music trends, hone their writing skills, and rock out.



Ages 13-18

Experience the most exciting and fastest developing field in today’s world of entertainment and educational experiences. SIFF and MoPOP invite youth aged 13-18 to register for our first ever VR Filmmaking Summer Camp. For two weeks, young filmmakers will explore documentary and narrative storytelling using 360-degree video on Ricoh Theta Cameras and learn editing techniques for assembling/presenting their stories.

This hands-on camp gives students an opportunity to practice real-world VR techniques under the guidance of an expert VR filmmaker and assisting mentors. All equipment will be provided throughout this two-week experience.

    • June 26–JUNE 30, 2017 (at MoPOP) + July 3–July 7, 2017 (At SIFF) ; 9:30am–4:30pm; No camp July 4.
    • $750 ($700 MoPOP/SIFF members)
    • Limited full and partial scholarships are available for students from schools with more than 50% free and reduced lunch.


Hugo House + MoPOP


Grades 8–12

Scribes will enjoy all the caverns of creativity MoPOP has to offer, from David Bowie Jim Henson. Together with instructors Michelle Peñaloza and Imani Sims, Scribes engages intensely with creative writing and with quality programming, including field trips, writing activities, craft exercises, and multi-discipline exposure. The session will culminate in a community reading where Scribes will have the opportunity to share their work!  All skill levels welcome.


  • July 10–21, 2017, 10:00am–4:00pm, MoPOP
  • $700 (MoPOP members receive a 10% discount)
  • Need-based scholarships are available 


Rain City Rock Camp for Girls + MoPOP


Grades 8–12

Rain City Rock Camp for Girls AMP at MoPOP is an advanced music program for female-identified teens* ages 14-19 with prior music experience. Teens come for a week-long intensive study of playing in a band, songwriting, music business, and empowerment workshops, off-site trips to studios and venues, and more! At the end of the week, participants get to record their original song with their band in a professional studio.

The workshops and classes in this program are geared towards a deeper musical understanding of writing within a band and being successful as a long-term band. Participants need to have prior music experience on guitar, bass, drums, or vocals. Instruments will be provided.

  • August 21–25, 2017; 9:00am–4:00pm, MoPOP
  • $425 ($385 MoPOP members); Sliding Scale
  • *All people who identify as female (cis or trans), trans, or gender non-conforming are welcome to be campers at RCRC.



Contact MoPOP education at 206 262 3239 or email Camps@MoPOP.org.

MoPOP would like to thank CenturyLink for their generous support of MoPOP’s Teen Artist Workshops: