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College Workshop Series: Portfolios + Financial Aid

Updated: Mar 17

Marwen's Youth Pathways Programs are excited to host a number of workshops this Spring around pathways in the arts. Below are 2 upcoming workshops, open to young people and adults interested in preparing for high school, college, job opportunities, internships, and more.



Origami + Alumni: Financial Aid Chat

Tuesday March 23, 5-6 pm


Make and decorate an origami hat with two recent Marwen alumni as they discuss their experiences and tips for college financial aid. Participants should have rectangular paper for origami (8.5” x 11” paper works too). Use anything in your home to decorate your hats.

Loretto Crofton is pursuing an art career as a freshman at SAIC.

Swahdreeznya (Swah) Rosier took classes at Harold Washington College in high school and is a current engineering major at the University of Illinois at Chicago. “I always find time to make art despite perpetually being behind in lectures.”



Interactive Brainstorm: Portfolio + Artist Statement Workshop

Tuesday, March 16, 5-6 pm REGISTER HERE In this interactive workshop, learn to draft artist statements and discuss different ways to organize your portfolio. Participants should have their artwork and/or sketchbooks ready for the workshop. Together, we'll write short reflections on each artwork through a guided exercise, and apply new techniques to your portfolio, which can be used for both high-school/college admissions and job/internship applications.

Left: Artist Maribel Ang; right: “Self-Portrait with Dog, 2020”

Maribel Ang (BFA SAIC, 2018) is a multimedia artist from Chicago. Her primary mediums are fibers and textiles and incorporating elements of painting and sculpture. Maribel’s practice is influenced by the colors and textures of her upbringing in the city. ---

Stay tuned for even more events in the coming weeks, including Artist Instagram Lives and an Arts Career Panel.

Email Andy at ali@marwen.org for questions.

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