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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Register today!
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.
19 hours 14 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago The average museum visitor spends less than 30 seconds looking at a work of art. So what's it like see a six-hour music video?
A Lot of Sorrow is an endurance test for the veteran rock band The National, performing their song "Sorrow" 105 times in a row.