Teen Voices teen participant stands in front of large iron mustache artwork

Teen Voices


This free program empowers local high school students to become interpreters of the world of Salvador Dalí. With the help of guest speakers and Museum staff, participants will attend hands-on workshops dedicated to researching, writing and designing new interpretive content for the Museum’s Junior Docent Catalog. The Junior Docent Catalog will take the shape of a zine (zeen) or small, self-published work.


All high school students in the Tampa Bay area are encouraged to apply. While this program is designed for students of all high school ages and interests, the best candidates for this program are in their sophomore or junior years of high school and have a deep interest in one of the following disciplines:

  • Academic writing
  • Creative writing
  • Zine/Book design
  • Printmaking
  • Creative direction


Beginning in January 2024, the Teen Voices group meets at 4:30pm on Thursdays. Each meeting will conclude by 6pm. In May, the program will culminate with a celebration of the students’ writing and a catalog reveal at the Museum for friends and family.

A full schedule of dates and weekly topics will be provided upon acceptance to the program.


All meetings will take place at The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg. At the end of the program, students will be given the opportunity to visit Print St. Pete to take part in the final stage of the zine production.


The Teen Voices program builds self-esteem and personal responsibility by allowing the students to direct their own zine content and design. In addition to delving into the world of art analysis in an exciting setting, students are introduced to the FourSight framework and have opportunities to learn creative problem-solving skills.


To apply, please complete the application below. To be successful in this program, students must agree to the following:

  • Attend 75% of meetings. Advanced notification of the student’s absence is required when possible.
  • Check their email and the Teams channel at least once a week, especially before meetings.
  • Practice appropriate behavior for the Museum and classroom setting that is respectful to instructors, peers and guest speakers.
  • Work as a team and approach the collaborative process with positivity.
  • Be receptive to constructive criticism and demonstrate a willingness to make adjustments as needed.

For additional information, please contact School Programs Manager Sumaya Ayad at sayad@thedali.org.

Download a printable version of Teen Zine – Volume 1

In the past, Teen Voices produced an audio guide. Listen to the previous projects below.

Port of Cadaqués
Pulpo y scorpa
Femme Couchee
The Bather
Morphological Echo
Javanese Mannequin
Sugar Sphinx

Listen to 2019 Teen Voices audio guide:

Self-Portrait (Figueres)
The Basket of Bread
Portrait of My Dead Brother
The Average Bureaucrat
Surrealist Poster
The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus
The Hallucinogenic Toreador