• Urban Art Bike Teacher Training

Urban Art Bike Teacher Training

Summer SMAC Camp Classes



This year, we are partnering with Glass House Collective and the East Chattanooga Rec Center to bring twelve of their youth through our program. In order to accommodate this group, we are holding a special teacher training class beginning June 26th. The 5 day course runs Monday-Friday from 9am to 1pm. Professional art bike artists will be leading you through the process from beginning to end. You will learn how to instruct a team through Art 120’s sculpture process using a variety of tools and techniques, including welding. This class is perfect for those who want to learn how to bring this fabulous form of public sculpture into your studio or classroom. 

Class dates:  June 26th-30th, from 9:00am to 1:00pm (Please note the class time was updated on 06/22/2017)

Place: East Chattanooga YFD - 2409 Dodson Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37406

Cost: $400 per student


Applicants must be at least eighteen years old.

All Students MUST:

Attend the entire course.

Be prepared to get messy. Wear old long sleeve cotton shirts, close-toed shoes, and jeans will be necessary for shop work. You are welcome to leave a change of clothes at our shop but Art 120 cannot be responsible for them.

Stipends Available
The cost for the class is $400 and includes all gear, supplies, and materials. If you satisfy the requirements of the course and can commit to teaching the Glass Street Urban Art Bike Class beginning July 3rd (see details below), you will be eligible to receive a stipend of $200 and tuition reimbursement (teaching available on a first come, first served basis).  Each teacher will be assigned a team of four youth for the two week session. Afterwards, you will become part of the Art 120 Urban Art Bike crew and will be paid $15 - $20 per hour for any classes you teach in the future.

About the class
Your students will work in a team of four to create and build fully functional fully functional kinetic energy-powered sculptures. Broaden your artistic access, deepen learning as you integrate other educational disciplines into their art including; science, math, physics, and engineering. Learn to weld and transform an ordinary object into an artistically expressive piece yielding an avant-garde style artwork. Great for creatives that want to build and educators who want to incorporate hands-on STEAM curriculum into their classes. All levels of experience welcome!


  • Each team will complete a working bicycle contraption of their own design.
  • Students will learn how to design and assemble an art bicycle.
  • If time allows, students will embellish their bikes further with paint and ornaments.
  • After the workshops, the students’ art bikes will participate in various public events and be on display throughout the city of Chattanooga.

Glass House Class dates: 
July 3rd-14th, Monday thru Friday, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Place: East Chattanooga YFD - 2409 Dodson Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37406

Art Bike Graduation Ceremony and Bike Ride: 
July 15th, Saturday, from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Place: Coolidge Park, 150 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405