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 Possibilities 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.

Teens who are accepted into this program are paid a quarterly stipend for their work and participation. Attendance and active participation is a large part of this program, so if accepted, YAB members must work with parents and school schedules to plan ahead and participate responsibly. Youth Art Board members must be currently enrolled in a south side high school, in good standing with the school, and able to adhere to the program attendance policy (cannot miss more than 1 meeting per quarter).

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.

ArtShop 2017-2018

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)

For questions please contact Mike Nourse, Director of Education, at mnourse@hydeparkart.org.

Lead Sponsors:

The Reva and David Logan Foundation