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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

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 Dreams features 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.  

Check out the Teen Programs Facebook page and Instagram to see photos from past workshops.