Please Note: In an effort to keep young people, partners, artists, and everyone else we work with safe & healthy, we are not currently offering in-person programs. Learn about Virtual Programs we’re currently offering here.

Urban Gateways Workshops provide opportunities for young people, families, and/or community groups to engage in the artistic process together.

Offered as a one-time event or as a short series in multiple art forms, Workshops allow for experiential arts learning with Teaching Artists guiding the way. A workshop can include a central idea or theme – for example, relationship-building through a collaborative project or exploring world cultures through authentic art forms. Workshops can incorporate the arts into events such as a school’s Field Day, Family Night, or Art Fair; or community-based events such as a Park Festival, Peace & Healing Celebration, or youth conference.

Workshops can act as stand-alone experiences or can be combined with other programs such as Artist Residencies and Professional Development to provide deeper engagement in the arts.

If you are interested in partnering with us to bring Workshops to your school or community, please complete our Interest Form and a member of our team will follow up with you shortly.

Workshops in Spanish

Select workshops can be led in Spanish by bilingual Teaching Artists, dependent on artist availability. To learn more, fill out a Request Form and let us know under “Comments” that you are seeking Workshops in Spanish.

Street Level Workshops & Field Trips

Schools and community groups can participate in hands-on media arts learning experiences at Street Level, our youth media arts center located at 1637 N Ashland Ave in Chicago. Learn more and submit a Request Form here.