Youth Programs

Current Programs

Beyond the Pencil (6th-8th Grade)
Monday and Wednesday | February 3 - April 30 | 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Students will experiment with fun and diverse ways of creating 2D art that go beyond drawing; including collage, painting, cyanotype printing, stencils, screen printing, fiber art, and mixed media. We will also explore how to connect our art to ideas, stories, memories, and emotions to make exciting and meaningful art.

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Advanced Printmaking (9th-12th Grade)
Tuesday and Thursday | February 3 - April 30 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM

In this course, students will learn intermediate and advanced printmaking techniques in the four main areas of printmaking: relief, intaglio, lithography, and screen printing. Students will learn about how printmaking has played a role in history and social movements, and develop their personal interests to create powerful prints, posters, T-shirts, and more.

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Podcasting (6th-8th Grade)
Monday and Wednesday | February 3 - April 30 | 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Learn how to record audio, interview guests, create musical intros and outs, and using professional mics and techniques.

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Graphic Design (9th-12th Grade)
Tuesday and Thursday | February 3 - April 30 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Make fresh designs for web and for print. Creating logos, flyers, zines, and graphics for social media will empower students to promote and communicate visually like pros.

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Pixel (6th-8th Grade)
Monday and Wednesday | February 3 - April 30 | 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Learn to code in JavaScript to create coded art. Topics covered in this STEAM class will range from projects made on a computer to learning to control RGB lights and more.

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High Voltage (9th-12th Grade)
Tuesday and Thursday | February 3 - April 30 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Create wearable tech and learn the skills needed to create electronics-based projects. Final projects for this class will be a hacked clothing item that displays electronics at work.

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Out of an abundance of caution and in support of evolving public health measures related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Chicago Center for Arts and Technology (CHICAT) will temporarily close March 16 - 30, 2020. All youth and adult classes and programs are suspended during this time.

We intend to re-open on March 31, 2020. However, we will continue to monitor guidelines the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Chicago Department of Public Health, and the State of Illinois. We will evaluate our decision regularly and may further adjust our response as the situation develops.

We appreciate your understanding and patience while we do our part to keep the community safe and healthy.

Please check our website and our social media channels frequently for any new announcements and updates.