After School Matters at the NVAM

Summer 2014 ASM Art 1This summer, we were honored to work with 16 talented teens that came to us from throughout the city as a part of the After School Matters apprenticeship program.  For 6 weeks, the group worked in the museum learning about different approaches to making art and how to use these skills  to share narratives, memories and response to experience.
Teens in the program developed their own final projects after experimenting with art processes including digital photography, video production, graffiti, drawing, paintings and clay sculpture.  These art works and installations will be on display at NVAM on August 1 for the ASM Summer Regional Art Exhibition and at the Chicago Cultural Center on August 14th for the Chicago City of Learning Summer Showcase.