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.
September 10 Collage Your Way America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s focuses on the landscape of the United States during the Great Depression when many artists explored and created a new national art world and their identity. Use collage and a myraid of materials to create your own landscape and explore artistic identity with the help of a teaching artist. Register today
October 8 Experimental Photography Take a closer look at the way photography, drawing, and collage work together in Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, and experiment with different media to create a work of art inspired by the show. Registration opens on September 1.
November 12 Paint and Sculpt Kemang Wa Lehulere: In All My Wildest Dreamsfeatures sculptures, paintings, video, and a wall carving that are forms of visual storytelling. Explore the show with an artist, share your story, and learn new techniques in creative planning and sculpture work in the studios. Registration opens on October 1.
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 on November 1.
1 day 13 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Bring Vincent van Gogh’s The Bedroom home with you with our spectacular throw you can hang, hug, or drape.
1 day 18 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago “A beautiful display of two of americas greatest artists. Two black men with vision, talent and courage… They tell the aspects of our lives from a soul perspective.”
Thanks to Common for his thoughtful response to Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem. See the exhibition before it closes this Sunday.
1 day 20 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Curator Judy Barter highlights the unexpectedly poignant story behind Double Portrait of the Artist in Time by American surrealist Helen Lundeberg.
Visit America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s and explore the rich cross-section of American artists seeking to forge a new national identity in troubled times.