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Fall 2022 Courses + Registration

Updated: Aug 23


Marwen’s no-cost programs exist for young artists in Chicago who want to explore visual arts, can commit to a multi-week art class, are in 6th-12th grades during the 2022/23 school year, and do not have access to arts programming due to financial and systemic barriers. Learn more about our values and how we invest in the power of young artists.


What to know before you register:

  • Fall session runs Sep 14 - Nov 19, 2022.

  • Fall term includes 16 in-person courses, 2 virtual courses through Zoom, and 3 application-based programs.

  • Registration is open for one week (August 17-24) at marwen.org/registration.

  • Click here to read Marwen Eligibility Requirements

  • Covid-19 vaccination is required for ALL in-person programming. Read our latest Covid guide here.

  • Each course meets 1 day a week and runs for 10 weeks:

  • Wednesdays from 5-7:30 pm

  • Thursdays from 5-7:30 pm

  • Saturday mornings from 10 am-12:30 pm

  • Saturday afternoons from 2-4:30 pm

  • Free healthy snacks will be provided in partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository between 3-5 pm for anyone taking classes.


BONUS: Apply for Marwen's fall application-based paid programming. Must apply by August 17. To learn more scroll to the bottom or CLICK HERE.


Have questions? Reach out to us anytime at registrar@marwen.org or via text at 312.374.2968.

 

FALL 2022 COURSES



Rosalia Marzullo (she/her) + Emiko Coffey (she/her)

Wednesdays Sep 14 - Nov 16, 5-7:30 pm

Grades 6-8 / REGISTER HERE

If your life were summed up in a vinyl record what would the cover art look like? What musical genre would inspire your design? In this digital design course, use your own life experiences and programs such as Adobe Photoshop to create your own record album cover.


Grace Tenneh Kromah (she/her) + Cynthia Silva (she/her)

Wednesdays Sep 14 - Nov 16, 5-7:30 pm

Grades 9-12 / REGISTER HERE


Practice darkroom photography skills and be inspired by Black and POC photographers. Learn the basics of lighting, composition, and darkroom photo processes while you develop your unique eye through experimental projects inspired by BIPOC photographers throughout history.


Janani Nathan (they/them) + Jennifer Itzel Velazquez (they/them)

Wednesdays Sep 14 - Nov 16, 5-7:30 pm

Grades 9-12 / REGISTER HERE

Want to strengthen your painting and drawing skills while developing a personal artistic style? In this portfolio development course focus on your painting and drawing skills to build a portfolio for yourself, art schools, and/or scholarships. Develop a body of work that explores personal ideas, concepts, and styles. All painting and drawing levels and artistic backgrounds are welcome!


Sarita Garcia (she/her) + Shaquita Reed (she/her)

Wednesdays Sep 14 - Nov 16, 5-7:30 pm

Grades 9-12 / REGISTER HERE


Your voice matters, so let’s spread the word! Design and create multiples of your world-changing messages on posters and clothing using the printmaking technique screen-printing. Create multiples to pass out, sell, or post on walls and make your voice heard! Meet Chicago artists who are using their printmaking skills to support movements for social change in their communities and visit local printmaking studios.


David Nasca (he/him) + Nathan Knize (he/him)

Thursdays, Sep 15 - Nov 17, 5-7:30 pm

Grades 6-8 / REGISTER HERE


See your designs jump off the page and into the real world as you design and 3-D print your own characters, creatures, monsters, and more. Combine 3D printed elements with mixed media to make mind-blowing sculptural creations. Learn digital sculpting skills that professional artists use in animation, character design, and toy-making.



Maurice Buckley (he/him) + Maya Halko (they/them)

Thursdays, Sep 15 - Nov 17, 5-7:30 pm

Grades 6-12 / REGISTER HERE


Explore the world of digital illustration and animation from start to finish! Bring your story to life using character designs, storyboards, and illustration. Create characters with backstories, and bring them to life with simple, tablet-based illustration and animation software.


Faviola Anaya Esquivel (she/they) + Erin Armstrong (they/them)

Thursdays, Sep 15 - Nov 17, 5-7:30 pm

Grades 6-8 / REGISTER HERE


Go on a fashion design adventure! Explore every step in the design process; creating a mood board, fashion illustration, patterning, draping, garment construction, hand sewing and machine sewing. Discover inspiring designers and create your own wearable artwork.



Liel Dolov (he/him) + Janiece Maddox (she/they)

Thursdays, Sep 15 - Nov 17, 5-7:30 pm

Grades 9-12 / REGISTER HERE


Make bowls, plates, and cups for your favorite foods. Learn fundamental wheel throwing and hand-building techniques while thinking about how we can create ceramic pieces that celebrate food. Take a field trip to a Chicago ceramics studio, meet local artists, and showcase your final dishes and favorite foods to family, friends, and artists.



Gabriela Escovar (she/her) + Mitchell Cheng (he/him)

Saturdays, Sep 17 - Nov 19, 10 am-12:30 pm

Grades 6-8 / REGISTER HERE

Create an original music video for your favorite song! Make your own gifs and weave them together to create rhythms and stories inspired by your favorite jams. Learn to use ProCreate software for basic animation and video editing. Get weird, wild, and experimental in this playful introduction to animation.



Jelisa Davis (she/her) + Jacky Alvarado (she/her)

Saturdays, Sep 17 - Nov 19, 10 am-12:30 pm

Grades 6-8 / REGISTER HERE

Create expressive, colorful paintings inspired by your dreams. Mix memory, imagination, symbolism, myths, and stories to create paintings that are out of this world! Grow your acrylic painting skills by practicing techniques including paint application, color mixing, composition, and value.



JoVonna Jackson (she/her) + Emma Lu (they/them)

Saturdays, Sep 17 - Nov 19, 10 am-12:30 pm

Grades 6-8 / REGISTER HERE

Dig into clay and create vessels by hand! Learn and explore hand-building skills to make your own pots, design and draw on ceramic forms as well as paint with under-glaze. This course introduces the fundamentals of coil and slab building, carving, and glazing. Work with your hands to create one-of-a-kind ceramics!



Isra Rene (they/them) + Tejalique Williams (she/her)

Saturdays, Sep 17 - Nov 19, 10 am - 12:30 pm

Grades 6-8 / REGISTER HERE

Channel your inner fashion-designer and create a reconstructed garment from recycled denim! Learn practical sewing skills, including how to hem and patch denim materials together to make customized clothing your way. Simple hand- and machine-sewing techniques will be introduced.


Ally Almore (she/her) + Davita Miranda (she/they)

Saturdays, Sep 17 - Nov 19, 10 am-12:30 pm

Grades 6-8 / REGISTER HERE


A picture's worth a thousand words. Come on a storytelling adventure and learn, play and experiment with digital photography techniques. Explore visual narratives through a digital lens and gain photoshop skills while being introduced and inspired by contemporary photographers!


Mikey Anderson (they/them) + Rachel Dohner (she/they)

Saturdays, Sep 17 - Nov 19, 10 am-12:30 pm

Grades 6-12 / REGISTER HERE


Queer Craftivists is collaborative and safe space for LGBTQIA youth to utilize crafts like banners, plushies, and tote-making to embrace radical forms of self-expression and create magical, queer flair to wear with pride!


Lyra Hill (they/them) + Van Gavia (he/him)

Saturdays, Sep 17 - Nov 19, 2-4:30 pm

Grades 6-8 / REGISTER HERE

Do you doodle in class or draw people on the bus? Are you interested in capturing people's likeness in public? If you're up for the challenge, come learn the essentials of figure drawing in this action-packed class.

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Joselyn Corona (she/they) + Jendayi Ingram (she/her)

Saturdays, Sep 17 - Nov 19, 2 - 4:30 pm

Grades 9-12 / REGISTER HERE


Grab a camera and explore the art of street photography! Learn the basics of digital photography through operating a digital SLR camera and editing photos in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Develop an eye for capturing candid, human emotion and split-second moments of the city, focusing on portraiture and documentary outside of Marwen. Discover how photography can be used to effectively communicate a message and capture meaningful stories.


Philip Alvy (he/him) + Soleil Bernitz (she/they)

Saturdays, Sep 17 - Nov 19, 2-4:30 pm

Grades 9-12 / REGISTER HERE

Learn to make movies! Come with your independent movie ideas in mind and learn, step-by-step, how to produce your own short video. Explore the fundamentals of visual storytelling and film production, including screenwriting, directing, camera operation, editing, and producing. Build your skills and your portfolio while making several short video projects.


Cecilia Beaven (she/her) + Marcela Okeke (she/they)

Saturdays, Sep 17 - Nov 19, 2-4:30 pm

Grades 9-12 / REGISTER HERE

Learn to Paint Paint Paint! in this playful and experimental introductory painting class. Practice the basics of mixing and applying acrylic paint and fundamentals like composition and color theory principles. Have fun exploring, and discover how you can successfully create paintings that express your unique voice.

 

APPLICATION-BASED PAID FALL PROGRAMS. APPLY BY AUGUST 17!



Aileen Castro (she/her) + Olivia Comai (she/her)

Saturdays, Sep 17 - Nov 19, 2 pm-4:30 pm

Grades 9-12 / REGISTRATION CLOSED


Design to Give is an in-person program where young people are commissioned to create designs to be featured on Marwen swag like tote bags and apparel. These products are then used as incentive gifts for new donors as part of our monthly giving program, Friends of Marwen. Your work could be seen all over Chicago!



Thursdays, Sep 15 - Nov 17, 5 pm-7:30 pm

Ages 16 -18 / REGISTRATION CLOSED


The Young Artist Collective is a youth-led paid program for young people (ages 16-18) that gives them the space to learn and explore different curatorial opportunities at Marwen through hands-on experience. Young people will collaborate with each other to build leadership, curatorial, and facilitation skills by developing youth-led events and opportunities, and build relationships with the Marwen staff, young people and families.

 

Have questions? Reach out to us anytime at registrar@marwen.org or via text at 312.374.2968.



 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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