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 click on the workshop links below to register and e-mail email@example.com with questions.
July 23, 2016 Open Studio Free Drop in on a free open studio workshop inspired by the exhibition Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem. Teens work closely with a teaching artist to create an activity response to the historic exhibition. Registration opens on June 1, 2016.
September 10, 2016 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. Through collaging with a myriad of materials, cope explore different ways to create your own landscape and artistic identity with help of a teaching artist.
12 hours 50 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem
In this landmark collaboration, two major figures in American art and literature aimed to make the black experience visible in postwar America.
Image: Gordon Parks. Off On My Own, Harlem, New York, 1948. The Gordon Parks Foundation.
4 days 10 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT 1960: A visitor to the Art Institute gets a closer look at Naum Gabo’s Linear Construction No. 4.
4 days 13 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Dennis Oppenheim: Projections
See three intimate and personal works from pioneering sculptor and media artist Dennis Oppenheim. The exhibition closes May 30.