Youth art programs for different skill levels and ages -- art supplies included!
Spring Session 2013
Spring Quarter Registration Begins - March 6, 2013
Scholarship Application Deadline - March 17, 2013
Early Registration Deadline - Before March 18, 2013
Winter Quarter Start Date - April 1, 2013
Second-Half Courses Begin (5 week courses) - Week of May 6, 2013
Make-Up Class Week (for holidays and teacher absence only, not student absence) - June 10-16, 2013
Hyde Park Art Center offers a variety of Youth Programs for different age and skill levels. The bulk of our programs are offered as 5 or 10 week courses which meet inside one of our 7 our onsite studios. For our more dedicated teenagers, we offer an academic-year experience called the Youth Art Board, which meets weekly and develops both individual and group projects focused on art making skills and special events. Hyde Park Art Center also offers "Days-Off School" programs, which are youth-centered programs held on select Chicago Public School holidays.
We strongly encourage advance registration for our 5- or 10-week courses, as we will cancel courses if there are fewer than 5 students pre-registered by the first class meeting. Although we do not endorse missing class sessions, half session registrations (for the first or last 5 weeks of a course) are offered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the course's Teaching Artist and the School and Studio Manager, Jeannette Tremblay. At the end of each course, youth students can expect a stronger understanding of foundational knowledge while adding to prior skill-sets.
For the more dedicated teen students, we offer the Youth Art Board experience. Youth Art Board students meet weekly to develop individual projects and group work for special events such as the Art Center's "Mischief Night." This program challenges students to look beyond their individual work and connect themselves to larger community and cultural developments...and it's fun! If you are a dedicated teen looking for more information about the Youth Art Board, please contact Director of Education Mike Nourse at email@example.com.
With the goal of making our programs accessible, Hyde Park Art Center offers a limited number of partial scholarships for Youth Programs. Download a scholarship application [PDF]. Scholarship applications can be dropped off, mailed, or faxed to 773-324-6641. In addition to youth scholarships, we also offer numerous registration discounts! For more information about our scholarships and registration discounts please contact School & Studio Manager Jeannette Tremblay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-324-5520 x1007.