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January 18 - February 5, 2023

Returning students! Register for Marwen's FREE Spring Term 2023 arts courses! Spring courses will run February 22 - May 6, 2023 (no classes the week of April 3 for CPS Spring Break).


All new students are required to attend an orientation before registering for classes. RSVP HERE for our virtual orientation on Friday, January 27. At any time, you may contact Alexiss Villagomez, Marwen's Enrollment Coordinator, at 312.374.2968 or  with questions.

Hire a Marwen artist for your next project!


Marwen’s new Commissions Program offers young people, alumni, emerging artists, and teaching artists valuable experience and employment opportunities. Our programs prioritize the participation of BIPOC/Queer artists to increase pathways for work and educational opportunities within communities historically not represented in arts and/or creative industries.


We are building a roster of Marwen artists for our commission programs, including young people, emerging artists, teaching artists, and alumni. If you are interested in working with an artist in Marwen’s community, please complete this interest form. A staff member will respond to you within 3-5 business days.

Join Marwen's Artist Roster and be considered for new commissioned projects!
Exciting news! We launched a new program at Marwen for emerging artists (18-24 years old), alumni, and teaching artists. The Independent Commission Program offers employment opportunities for artists through commission projects with partners.  
Commission work is a valuable way for artists to gain experience, build portfolios, and engage in creative professional work. Within this new program, we are building an Artist Roster to provide structure and clarity around commission requests that come through Marwen. Our goal is to create and support meaningful connections between artists and clients.
After you've added your information to the Artist Roster, Marwen will reach out with project opportunities based on the specific needs of the client, including art medium, skill set, and experience.
If you have experience or demonstrated interest in doing commission projects, please add your name and info to Marwen’s Artist Roster. Please note that we’re prioritizing BIPOC and queer artists and that previously accepted roster artists may update their materials and interest form each year.
Please contact Victoria Timpo at with any questions.

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Online Registration | Spring Term 2023
January 18 - February 5, 2023
Register for Marwen's FREE Spring Term 2023 arts courses.