Our mission is to educate and inspire Chicago youth from under-resourced communities and schools through visual arts. By enrolling in Marwen, your student can get exposure to a high-quality arts education, meet like-minded peers, and receive critical college and career prep to reach their full potential. And it’s all completely free.
Marwen is FREE of charge and welcomes all students who meet all eligibility requirements. You’re eligible if you...
> Want to attend and are excited to participate
> Have parent/guardian permission to attend
> Are committed to attending all 10 sessions of the course
> Have reliable transportation to and from Marwen
> Live in the city of Chicago
> Will be in grades 6-12 during the 2019-2020 school year and at least 11 years old by September 1
> Cannot afford to pay for art classes
> Attend an under-resourced school and/or live in an under-resourced community
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Marwen's summer courses + workshops will be virtual! Stay tuned for more information. VISIT OUR BLOG for additional resources.
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Beyond studio courses, we provide resources and programs for everyone, including students who are undocumented, studying art, or pursuing studies and work outside the arts.College and Career