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Chicago Artist Month Featured Workshop







The 20th Annual Chicago Artists Month highlights the work of hundreds of artists throughout Chicago with performances, exhibitions, open studios, tours and neighborhood art walks. October 1 – November 15, 2015, Chicago Artists Month (CAM) will invite residents and visitors to meet artists and see their work at venues across Chicago. As the world comes to Chicago to discuss the state of architecture, the CAM 2015 theme The City as Studio looks at Chicago as a place for investigation, experimentation, innovation and production, and encourages a dialogue with the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial opening in October.


Chicago Artist Month is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) in collaboration with the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Public Library. In-kind support from Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises®, Inc.


Meet artists, see their work and make your own at 300+ events across the city. Find out more at


Activate! Creating Art that Changes the World!

Do you have something to say but have a hard time saying it? Use art as your voice! 


Art, in all its forms, has the ability to connect with hearts and minds. For centuries, art has been a primary vehicle for social change movements because of its ability to reach audiences from a variety of backgrounds. How do we move beyond technique to create art that empowers, is a voice for the voiceless, and exposes while taking action against societal ills? This workshop will address these questions and provide space for participants to think about their current practices and make a game plan for the future. Participants will also create a simple piece of art that they will use to empower others.


Be empowered and recognize your light! Join us! 


When: Saturday, October 17th

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Where: Tye Johnson Artistry Studios (Zhou B Art Center)

Cost: $15





paper heART Program

paper heART Afterschool students will discover and develop their artistic expression through visual arts, dance, spoken word, poetry, photography, and digital storytelling. While expressing themselves artistically, the students will explore and learn about historical social movements and injustices. They will also develop a social change project to tackle an issue plaguing society. The program will culminate with a student organized fundraising exhibit for a cause of their choosing.


In this 8 week session, classes are held on Mondays from 4:00-5:30 (3rd-5th graders) and 6:00-7:30 (6th-8th graders) in our studio space.

For 3rd-8th graders


The heART of Science Afterschool students will learn about science through hands on art activities while discovering ways that can take a stand to improve our environment. Students learn about Earth science, Biology, and Physics- all through the lens of art. From how a rainbow is made to why the sky is blue and how we can keep it that way, students will learn through movement, visual arts, as well as verbal expression. 


In this 8 week session, classes are held on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:30 (K- 2nd graders) and 6:00-7:30 (3rd-5th graders) in our studio space.

For K-5th graders


paper heART Light! participants will delve into their inner selves while participating in discussions that explore sensitiviy, acceptance, and social injustices. While creating artwork in different genres and mediums, students will develop an action plan for using their art to effect social change. Professionals in the field of art and business will guide them through the process of social entreprenuership. The program will culminate with a student organized fundraising exhibit for a cause of their choosing.


In this 4 week session, classes are held on Saturdays from 10am-1pm (5th-8th grades) and 1:30-4:30pm (9th-12th graders) in our studio space.

For 5th- 12th graders


First session begins on Monday, October 19th! 

Session 1: October 19th- December 12th
Session 2: January 11th- March 5th
Session 3: March 21st- May 14th



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