Art Shop - Individual Studio Practice (Fridays 4:30PM-6:30PM)

Independent art for dedicated South Side high school students. (*application below)

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Clockwise from top-left: (1) Independent photo project by Artshop teen 2014, (2) group of teens at Artshop exhibition opening 2014, (3) Mixed Media artwork by ArtShop student 2015 (4) Wall text from 2015 exhibition (5) Teen discussing her work with James Jankowiak and peers. 

If you are a teen who's into art making, this program is for you. ArtShop is a tuition-free, independent projects program designed for South Side high school artists (grades 9-12). Check out images from the 2015 Collective Possibilites exhibition to see some of our ArtShop teens and artworks. This program requires teens to complete an application form (below). Applicants are asked to present a vision for what they will work on. How many pieces will you be aiming to complete? How long will your video be? What supplies will you require? How would you like the final project to look? These questions help you spell out what you would like to work on, while helping Art Center Teaching Artists prepare for your participation. Attendance and active participation are a large part of this program, so if accepted, ArtShop artists must work with parents and school schedules to plan ahead and participate responsibly.

The following is information about the next Artshop program:

Artshop Fall 2017 - 18 • Fridays 4:30-6:30pm 

Fall, Winter, Spring Quarters
10 weeks each quarter - 30 weeks total
October 6, 2017 - December 15, 2017 (Fall) 
Interim Break (2 Weeks)
January 12, 2018 - March 23, 2018 (Winter)
Interim Break (2 Weeks)
April 13, 2018 - June 15, 2018 (Spring)

Art Shop students are the most driven, activated and dedicated youth artists from Chicago's south side High Schools.
Accepted teens will have access to Art Center: Drawing, Painting, Digital, Photo Darkroom, Silkscreen, Printmaking, Ceramics, and Mixed Media. In addition to studio access, students will have a stipend to purchase materials guided by Art Center staff.
ArtShop teaching artists and education staff aid participating teens finish the year with a strong exhibition, portfolio, artist statement and better understanding of what it means to be a contemporary artist. 

For questions please contact Teen Programs Manager Joshua Slater at

Lead Sponsors: 
All Cogh Grad Hor Rgb Pos  The Reva and David Logan Foundation