Youth Summer Programs

Current Programs

Art and Science of Drawing (High School Students Only)
July 6 - August 14: Tuesday & Thursday from 2 PM - 4 PM

This course is designed for students that desire to learn new drawing techniques and build confidence in their drawing ability. We will explore how professional artists work and think about conceptual, historical, and cultural themes. Students will then have the opportunity to design a mock commission piece for a person or organization of their choice

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Fashion Accessories (Middle School Students Only)
Session 1: July 6 - July 24 (Monday - Thursday from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Students will focus on developing a cohesive accessory collection that expresses their unique interests and personality. Using materials found around the house, students will begin with initial sketches and progress to experimental mockups and final designs.

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Drawing 101 (Middle School Students Only)
Session 2: July 27 - August 14 (Monday - Thursday from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Through a series of observational and technical projects, students will develop their drawing skills. Course material covers blind contour, color theory, shading, perspective, and more. Students will walk away from this course with a greater understanding of drawing techniques.

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Graphic Design (High School Students Only)
July 7 - August 13: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2 PM - 4 PM

Learn about color theory, composition, and typography while making graphics that communicate a message. Limited to high school students in the city of Chicago.

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Phone Camera Tricks (Middle School Students Only)
Session 1: July 6 - July 24 (Monday - Thursday from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Using a combination of free apps as well as tried and true lighting and composition tips, students will learn to take pro-quality photos. We’ll learn manual exposure, timelapse photography, and photo compositing.

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Festival of Sound (Middle School Students Only)
Session 2: July 27 - August 14 (Monday - Thursday from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Have fun making podcasts, music, sound effects, and more in a class that focuses on the variety of ways sound can be made into art.

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2D Video Game Programming (High School Students Only)
July 7 - August 13: Tuesday & Thursday from 2 PM - 4 PM

Master fundamentals of JavaScript and learn to make 2D video games. Create custom objects, user interfaces, and more.

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Design a Robot (Middle School Students Only)
Session 1: July 6 - July 24 (Monday - Thursday from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

The class is focused on using TinkerCAD online to design a robot, learn about basic programming, and thinking about technology playing a new role in our daily lives.

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Digital Architecture (Middle School Students Only)
Session 2: July 27 - August 14 (Monday - Thursday from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Discovering ways architecture has been shaped by different cultures, inspiring students to design the spaces and places they want in their lives

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