Teen Arts Pass’ 1st Birthday – Meet the Teen Council!

This May, Teen Arts Pass (TAP) is 1 year old. To celebrate, we’re sharing stories from a few of our Teen Council members; learn why they’re passionate about helping other teens access the arts.

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A Blog about a Blog: Mildsauce

Check out the latest face of Mildsauce, a webzine curated by the Street Level Editor’s Club – and learn more about its creative process from youth and instructors.

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Practicing Self Care through the Arts

Read about teaching artist Sonja Henderson’s work promoting self care and mental health through creative workshops.

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Reflecting on Deeply Rooted Dance Theater

Student thank you notes, a teacher reflection, and photos from Urban Gateways matinee performances by Deeply Rooted Dance Theater on February 23.

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CoCre8: Coming Together to Reimagine Chicago

CoCre8 2017 brought together a group of high school students, teachers, and artists, encouraging them to break down traditional hierarchies in learning and art making and to create collaboratively.

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May 31, 2017 //

The Zen of Relief Printing

Taking a look at Southside Occupational Academy, where teaching artist Jesse Avina is helping students find their true colors with relief printing and a variety of art-making projects.

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Percussion Healing Trauma

We talked with teaching artist Josh Guy about his experiences at UCAN, where youth who have experienced trauma participate in his weekly percussion workshops.

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Street-Level Perspectives: Shane Calvin

Shane Calvin has been attending programs at Street-Level since 2012, and he is now an intern at the multimedia center. He tells us all about what Street-Level has taught him, in media arts and in life.

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A Celebratory Black History Month Kick-Off at Second Chance High School

Associate Board member Lauren Shirk blogs about her experience attending a Black History Month kick-off performance of “Celebration Dances of West Africa” in Back of the Yards.

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December 13, 2016 //

Girls Can Play Football, Boys Can Be Unicorns

Touring artist Jeremy Schaefer shares a delightful anecdote from an interactive storytelling performance at Willard Elementary.

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