The Next Sun Rising is a tuition-free, independent projects program designed for South Side high school artists (grades 9-12).

This class looks deeper into the prominent issues of our times, and how artists have used art in protest and social justice movements. Projects will explore working together to create awareness and transform communal practices.

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? Using what media? What meaning? What supplies will you require? How would you like the final project to look?  Teaching Artists, Assistance, guest visitors, and Art Center staff will help support your vision. Attendance and active participation are a large part of this program, so if accepted, teen artists must work with parents and school schedules to plan ahead and participate responsibly.

Accepted teens will have access to free materials and equipment guided by Lavie Raven and Roderick Sawyer for exhibition, portfolio, artist statement, and a better understanding of what it means to be a contemporary artist.

ARTSHOP with Lavie Raven!

Sessions are in-person, Vaccination proof is required at first session.

Fall, Winter, Spring Quarters
10 weeks each quarter – 30 weeks total

Fridays 4:30-6:30pm, April 8th- June 10th 2022.

For questions please contact Alex Herrera, Teen Programs Manager, at

Lead Sponsors:

The Reva and David Logan Foundation