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Classes and Workshops

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. 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 teens@artic.edu with questions.

September 12, 2015
Fashion Fresh
Check out garments, patterns, and fashion in art across the museum and create designs that speak to your own unique moment and perspective.
Register online!

October 10, 2015
Experimental Photography

Explore the exhibition David Hartt: Interval; then work with an artist in the galleries and studio to create your own experimental photos.
Register online!
 

November 14, 2015
Making Place
You're the architect of your space! Work with a teaching artist and other teens to create an installation inspired by David Adjaye's work and exhibition. 
Register online!

December 12, 2015 
#follow: Mixed Media
Zines
Who do you follow on social media? Use your devotion as inspiration to create a mixed media zine and express your fandom. 
Register online!  


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

Take a look at our Saturday Studio Workshops to explore the summer 2016 programs offered for teens at the Art Institute of Chicago, and keep an eye out here for announcements throughout the year about new summer opportunities.

Teen Studio is a free drop-in program offered during Family Festivals and is best for teens and their families. 

To register for a Teen Studio Workshop, contact us at teens@artic.edu or (312) 857-7142. Payment must be made at the time of registration.

Workshops fill quickly, so keep an eye on these pages and let us know if you’d like to register for any upcoming programs.