Events

Second Sunday: Chicago-Style, Art Making Activities for all ages

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Jim Duignan, Podium, 2015.

Second Sunday - our monthly free Family Art Making Event - collaborates with PUBLIC SCHOOL artists Jim Duignan and Rachel Harper to invite the public to an afternoon of interactive workshops, performances, and provocations, which explore underground, neighborhood, grassroots, and impactful education and self-educational resources, for people ages 0 and up. 

Take your pick or do them all between 1-4 pm!

Scraptacular Building Project: Rebuilding Exchange operates a drop-in public wood shop where people of all ages are invited to ponder what the “Chicago style” means to them, and create a Chicago-style bricolage sculpture with wood and other repurposed materials brought in for the north side salvage store.

Ahhhh Prints! : Printmaking is more popular than ever and many artists prefer the method of relief printing because it is fun, direct and low-tech. Participants will work with artist Elke Claus to create prints by carving images into a styrofoam plate, rolling int onto the raised surface an transferring the ink onto paper.

Oral History Session (1-3 pm):  Learn how to document important heirloom stories. Adrea Hart, co-founder and director of education at City Bureau, will be guiding participants through a documentor training and arming them with journalistic skills. After this training, participants will be invited to collect oral histories, conduct interviews, analyze data, and produce original media centering stories by and about Chicago's neighborhoods. This class is organized by PUBLIC SCHOOL led artist, Irina Zadov of the Chicago Home Theater Festival.

Hip Hip Hop and You Don't Stop (3 pm): performance by Kuumba Lynx artists of all ages.

This event is held in conjunction with Public School.