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 Registration required Open to teens 13-19 years old $10 members; $12 nonmembers
Experimental Drawing June 29, 2013 See how artists push the boundaries of drawing by exploring works throughout the museum and then push your own drawing skills in the studio in this one-day workshop.
Experimental Fashion: Technology, Identity and Environment (2-Day Workshop) July 19 and 20, 10:00-3:00 2-day cost: $25 members, $30 nonmembers Explore the exhibition Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity and other fashion from across the collection in this 2-day workshop. Investigate the role of technology in fashion throughout history, and then create your own fashion designs in the studio.
Sculpt, Cut, Fold, Tear: Paper as Art August 17, 2013 Explore and push the artistic potentials of paper in this one-day workshop inspired by the exhibition Zarina: Paper Like Skin, and other works using paper throughout the museum.
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 2013 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.
Bank of American Family Festival Saturday, June 1, 2013 1:00-3:00 Ryan Education Center Drop in to make art at the Teen Studio!
20 hours 13 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910–1950 showcases the rich variety of art created by those who migrated to Chicago in the first half of the 20th century. They See a City closes June 2.