Youth Programs

Youth Programs


Want to work with state-of-the-art robotics equipment? Learn how to make your own videos? At CHICAT, we want to unleash your imagination, help you discover unknown talents and envision where they can take you in the future.

CHICAT’s free youth arts programs focus on the intersection of art and technology through project-based learning and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math). We strive to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of our students by offering postsecondary advising, individual counseling and mentorship services.

Central to the success of CHICAT’s youth programs is curricula rooted in storytelling; allowing youth to share their perspectives of the world through their own lens. CHICAT aims to develop young people’s self-worth and community awareness through storytelling projects created in its Design Arts, Digital Arts, and 3D Maker Arts studios. Courses for middle school and high school students are now available.

Spring 2020 classes start February 3rd!

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Design Arts

• Screenprinting
• Printmaking
• Comic Book Design
• Cartooning
• Painting & Drawing

Digital Arts

• Animation
• Web Design
• Digital Photography
• Audio Production
• Video Production

3D Maker Arts

• 3D Printing
• 3D Modelling
• CNC Laser Cutting
• Coding
• Digital Fabrication

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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.