Are you interested in experimenting with new media and art techniques in the museum? Join us!
We offer classes and workshops for teens during Family Festivals, in the summers, and on Saturdays throughout the year. Visit for a drop-in program, register for a Saturday workshop, or apply for a week-long summer program at the museum.
Saturday workshops combine gallery experiences with art making in the studio. These workshops are offered one Saturday each month, and topics change regularly based on artwork and exhibitions in the museum. Guided by a teaching artist, participants explore the galleries and then get the chance to create their own artworks in the studio using a wide variety of media and techniques, from traditional to digital.
Selected Saturdays, 11:00–4:00 $10 members, $12 nonmembers Registration required; please use the link below each program to register. Questions? Inquiry at email@example.com.
November 12 Paint and Sculpt Kemang Wa Lehulere: In All My Wildest Dreamsfeatures sculptures, paintings, video, and a wall carving—all forms of visual storytelling. Explore the show with an artist, share your story, and learn new painting and sculpture techniques in the studios. Register today!
December 10 Dance Workshop Love to dance? Find inspiration in the Art Institute's collection and celebrate the art of dance. No prior dance experience needed, just come ready to move. Registration opens November 1.
January 14 Prints on Paper Learn the art of printmaking while looking at the museum's collection for inspiration. Create monochromatic and full-color prints with the guidance of a teaching artist in the studios. Registration opens December 1.
February 11 Speak, Create, Repeat Chicago is well known for its rich history in spoken word. If you want a chance to showcase your poetry or to learn more about the art of spoken word, come out to this workshop and find inspiration in the galleries. We will include some creative art making along the way; no prior experience necessary. Registration opens January 1.
3 hours 32 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago SATURDAY at 7:00—Join us for Extensions Out and see the Tomeka Reid Quartet in concert as the adventurous jazz ensemble performs new music accompanied by projected animation.
8 hours 39 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago History in the making… The lions get Chicago Cubs hats for the first time. #FlyTheW #GoCubsGo
2 days 21 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago The Museum Shop is celebrating Breen Week! Discover our exclusive new Patricia Breen ornaments, beautiful hand-painted collectors items you won’t find anywhere else.