No matter your preferred medium or experience level, we have something for you to explore & create.
Offering after school and weekend classes and workshops all year round, plus our expansive summer Creativity Camp experience, our Youth classes offer endless ways for young artists to get started and develop their artistic journey.
Are you in high school? Check out our teen programs designed just for you!
Classes & Workshops
For kids of all ages! Learn something new or develop your skills in one of our media-based classes or workshops. We offer ceramics, painting and drawing, darkroom photography, and more! Hyde Park Art Center’s youth programs grow artists, nurture positive identity, and cultivate the next generation of Chicago artists and art supporters.
“We love HPAC summer camp! It is a joy to watch our kids mature as artists, thinkers, and members of the community. They feel supported and respected by both the counselors and coordinators, and we intend to maintain our ties with HPAC long after our summer camp days are over!” – Cathy Cheng (Camp parent)
Creativity Camp offers countless ways to awaken the imagination all summer long with programs in visual and performance art taught by professional artists.
The Oakman Clinton School and Studios at Hyde Park Art Center are comprised of a ceramics studio, printmaking studio, digital media lab, darkroom, and several mixed media studios. With more than 200 courses across the visual arts, our seven studios serve nearly 2,000 students annually.
The Art Center’s classes are taught by professional artists, providing a contemporary learning environment that encourages individual and creative growth. Our Teaching Artists love sharing the practices and methods used in their professional work, guiding students through the process of discovery, and amplifying their skills along the way.