NVAM Teen Council Fall 2015

NVAM welcomes teens interested in art, history and museums who want to share their artwork and collaborate with other creative Chicago teens. Check out upcoming programs to find opportunities to make art, go behind the scenes at the museum and explore different art forms from drawing, painting, bookbinding, sculpture, installation, and more!


Interested in creating and showing artwork in a creative and supportive environment? How about learning leadership, arts career skills, and exhibition installation while working with artist mentors? Join the visual arts program Creativity Caught Me Making at the National Veterans Art Museum in the Portage Park neighborhood on the city’s northwest side. Members of the NVAM Teen Council will make art, go behind the scenes at the museum and explore how to use the many forms of art to express your own unique story!

Teens eligible for After School Matters SPRING 2020 programming may apply for the Creativity Caught Me Making here!

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ASM Spring 2020 Program Dates:

6 Program Sessions

National Veterans Art Museum
2nd Floor
4041 N Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641

Teens unable to participate in After School Matters, but still want to be involved can still join Teen Council! Teens that join NVAM Teen Council may be eligible for Service Learning Hours! E-mail for more information.


Share your artwork inspired by NVAM collection!
Create your own space at the museum where your unique voice can be shared in response to artwork made by veterans in the NVAM collection.

  • Submissions of artwork, photography, writing and video can be submitted to
    • Your submission MUST include your name, age, school, title of your work, medium (paintings, drawing, photography, video, poetry, etc)
  • Everyone that visits is encouraged to comment on and start discussions about artwork and content on the Connections (link) and NVAM Voices (link) blogs.


Chicago City of Learning
NVAM Education has partnered with the Chicago City of Learning to award digital badges for art making and other interactions with the museum collection.  Visit to sign up and learn about how you can earn badges at NVAM and around Chicago!