Teen Programs

The National Museum of Mexican Art offers engaging programs for teens that encourage the exploration of art, culture and creativity while helping to develop important life skills.

Yollocalli Arts Reach

Yollocalli Arts Reach is an arts education and career-training program for teens and young adults. The Yollocalli model is based on creating a space for youth to partner with practicing artists, access the tools necessary to realize their own vision and build skills as emerging artists. Yollocalli is an open forum for experimentation in art-making based on issues in art, history, and youth culture.

Learn more or enroll in Yollocalli Arts Reach.

Yollocalli Summer 2014!

Want to join the madness? ARE YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL?
High School youth can sign up for our Street Art,  Photo & Video, and Mapping & Drawing, New Media Journalism program, and Open Studio Printmaking today.
Classes will begin June 23rd!

Camera Flux – Photo & Video (After School Matters), @LVBGC 2801 S Ridgeway
Work as a storyteller and documentarian as you produce and edit photos and videos with the guidance of a local artist, who creates work for VICE, Chicago Reader, and MTV. Taught by Todd Diederich.
M-Th, 130pm-530pm

Mapping Experiments – Drawing (After School Matters), @LVBGC 2801 S Ridgeway
Gain and expand your technical skills in drawing, storytelling, and pyschogeography by learning the history and practice of map-making.  Taught by Charissa Tolentino.
Tu-F, 9am-1pm

Street Art Studio (After School Matters), @LVBGC 2801 S Ridgeway
Learn the history of graffiti and street art with renowned artists and cultural makers in Chicago.  Taught by Nick Marzullo. M-Th, 9am-1pm

Difusion Media, @LVBGC 2801 S Ridgeway
Difusión Media trains youth in journalism with a focus on creating, producing and publishing digital media formats: blogs, podcasts and video. Create original, culturally relevant media in an after school setting that encourages peer collaboration.  Taught by Stephanie Manriquez. Th-F, 2pm-5pm

Public Art Internship, @LVBGC 2801 S Ridgeway
Work with a group of talented artists to create murals throughout the Little Village neighborhood. Engage the community with professionally made murals.  Earn a stipend for your time with us painting! Prior painting experience preferred.  Ages 16-24 years old.  M-Th, 1:30pm-530pm.

Open Studio Printmaking @ Barrett Park, 2022 W Cermak Rd.  
Hang out with printmakers from Instituto Grafico de Chicago and learn techniques in relief printing (wood and linoleum) and silk screen.  Tu, 5pm-8pm; Sat & Sun 11am-1pm.

Yollocalli Youth Council!, @LVBGC 2801 S Ridgeway
Alumni and current participants are encouraged to join our youth council.For more info on the council, go here.
Fridays, 4pm  to 7pm, or rescheduled Saturdays, 12pm to 2pm
Call us at 773-521-1621 for more information.
Snacks, laughs and good times.

Apply online!  
For more info on classes you can call us at 773-521-1621.

Snacks, laughs and good times.