Throughout the school year come participate in our after school programs where you’ll get to create your own curriculum, produce new work, and make the Art Center your own. Grow your artistic and leadership skills, meet and develop relationships with working artists, and build a foundation for your future.
We want you!
Youth Art Board
Youth Art Board is Hyde Park Art Center’s program for south side high school students. Meet over 30 weeks throughout the academic year to develop group projects, curate exhibitions, and represent the Art Center at public events. Build those skills. Accepted applicants are paid a quarterly stipend for your work and participation. To apply you need to be currently enrolled in a south side high school, in good standing with the school, and be able to have consistent attendance in the program.
Do you love making art? Then 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 Art for an (Un)Common Public exhibition to see work done in the past through ArtShop.
This program requires you to complete an application form and present a vision for what you 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? Think deeply about your project and be accepted into one of Chicago’s most exciting early artist programs!
Teen Photo: Exploration in Digital Photography
Offered in Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters, these courses are a great opportunity for you to explore or build photography skills. Sponsored by Columbia College Chicago’s Photography Department, these courses are tuition-free, with cameras provided, and field trips built-in to course plans.
Art + Restorative Justice
Art + Restorative Justice is produced in partnership with Young Chicago Authors for dedicated South Side High school and college students who enjoy creative writing. The 30 week program centers on writing, creative poetry workshops, and producing WordPlay (open mic events). In this program students will develop written and performative voice while producing public events with some of Chicago’s leading poets and performers.