Youth Programs

Current Programs

Super Trading Cards (Middle School Students Only)
Wednesday, June 10 @ 4 PM

Create a trading card that highlights a favorite LGBTQ artist, designer, or musicians’ unique superpowers.

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Fashion Forward (Middle School Students Only)
Wednesday, June 17 @ 4 PM

Examine the work of Chicago’s own fashion designer Sky Cubacub, and in response design a garment that represents you!

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Patterns and Portraits (Middle School Students Only)
Wednesday, June 24 @ 4 PM

Examine the portraits and patterns of Mickalene Thomas and draw inspiration from her style and content to design your own creative abstract portrait.

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Wave Your Flag (High School Students Only)
Thursday, June 4 @ 2PM

Use free online software and graphic design skills to make a personalized pride flag that represents who *you* are.

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Pride Collage (Middle School Students Only)
Friday, June 5 @ 4 PM

Students will learn the basics of the program Photopea and create a collage of images that fit a PRIDE theme.

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Portraits of Pride (High School Students Only)
Thursday, June 11 @ 2 PM

Recreate portrait techniques of two queer photographers: Annie Leibovitz and David Uzochukwu.

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Abstract Self-Portrait (Middle School Students Only)
Friday, June 12 @ 4 PM

Students will be introduced to the significance of Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits for PRIDE. They will use the drawing & painting tools on Photopea to create their own self-portraits.

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You Make Me Feel (High School Students Only)
Thursday, June 18 @ 2 PM

Using online software and loops, compose a song to dance to in homage to Sylvester, a music and style icon.

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LGBTQ Tribute (Middle School Students Only)
Friday, June 19 @ 4 PM

Students will utilize Photopea and Pixabay to find elements to create their own tribute to an inspiring LGBTQ artist/figure of their choice.

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Document Your Life (High School Students Only)
Thursday, June 25 @ 2 PM

Photojournalism is a powerful medium to tell your story. Learn about queer photojournalists and how to take photos for maximum impact.

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Pride Montage (Middle School Students Only)
Friday, June 26 @ 4 PM

Students will learn the influence that PRIDE has on video editing and will create their PRIDE montage on Adobe Spark’s online video editor.

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Typography (High School Students Only)
Tuesday, June 2 @ 2 PM

Intro to drawing typography and hand lettering. Create a Pride message in your own design!

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Draw Graffiti (Middle School Students Only)
Tuesday, June 2 @ 4 PM

Intro to drawing graffiti letters in 3 different styles. Use the letters to design “PRIDE” in your own way!

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Boombox (High School Students Only)
Tuesday, June 9 @ 2 PM

Design a 3D speaker influenced by an LGBTQ musician using TinkerCAD.

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Headphones (Middle School Students Only)
Tuesday, June 9 @ 4 PM

Design a 3D headphone or speaker influenced by an LGBTQ musician!

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Thanks (High School Students Only)
Tuesday, June 16 @ 2PM

Draw a thank you letter to a LGBT artist/musician/etc using typography and shading techniques.

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Thank You (Middle School Students Only)
Tuesday, June 16 @ 4 PM

Draw a thank you letter to a LGBT artist/musician/etc using typography and shading techniques.

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Anime (High School Students Only)
Tuesday, June 23 @ 2 PM

Begin drawing characters in the style of Attack on Titan, a popular anime that features one of anime’s few LGBT couples.

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Anime Drawing (Middle School Students Only)
Tuesday, June 23 @ 4 PM

Learn to draw faces in the style of My Hero Academia and Attack on Titan!

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