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Teen Workshop Series

ART + ACTIVISM: Social Justice Makers


WATER MILL, NY (January 20, 2022) – The Watermill Center, an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities located in Water Mill, NY, announces a new series of workshops for high school students, merging art with activism.

ART + ACTIVISM: Social Justice Makers invites students to explore the intersection of art and activism by working with teachers and artists, gaininh firsthand experience investigating how art can be used to create social change. The series of workshops will culminate in a final project of public works.

The Watermill Center’s diverse and evolving education initiatives cultivate curiosity, wonder, and new methods of learning. Participants engage with our international Artists-in-Residence and local East End artists through multi-disciplinary workshops and studio visits. With an emphasis on the creative process, professionals in their fields lead interactive activities to inspire confidence through risk-taking and group activities within the local community. Programs are designed to meet the needs of participants of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds, while lessons by New York state-certified teachers provide an aligned curriculum for schools and classroom connections.

The Watermill Center’s ART + ACTIVISM workshop is free to join and open to all high school students. Community service hours can be arranged, and pizza will be provided to attendees. For more information, contact edcuation@watermillcenter.org. Space is limited, advanced registration is required. 


  • Thursday, February 2, 2023 @ 5:30 PM
  • Thursday, February 9, 2023 @ 5:30 PM
  • Thursday, February 16, 2023 @ 5:30 PM
  • Thursday, March 2, 2023 @ 5:30 PM
  • Thursday, March 9, 2023 @ 5:30 PM


Founded in 1992 by avant-garde visionary Robert Wilson, The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities situated on ten acres of Shinnecock ancestral territory on Long Island’s East End. With an emphasis on creativity and collaboration, The Center offers year-round artist residencies and education programs, providing a global community with the time, space, and freedom to create and inspire.

The Watermill Center’s rural campus combines multifunctional studios with ten acres of manicured grounds and gardens, housing a carefully curated art collection, expansive research library, and archives illustrating the life and work of Artistic Director, Robert Wilson. The Center’s facilities enable Artists-in-Residence to integrate resources from the humanities and research from the sciences into contemporary artistic practice. Through year-round public programs, The Watermill Center demystifies the artistic process by facilitating unique insight into the creative process of a rotating roster of national and international artists.


The Watermill Center  


39 Watermill Towd Road, Water Mill NY, 11976



Free, Reservations Required 



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