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.

2014 Schedule

Street Art Studio with Nick Marzullo

January 28 – April 2, 2014

High School students only, an After School Matters program

HS students only

@Little Village Boys and Girls Club, 2801 S Ridgeway

In this program, participants will learn historical context of various graffiti aesthetics through documentaries, articles, photos, field trips, presentations and discussions. They will also create graffiti artworks in various mediums, exploring techniques and effects.

 Experimental and Documentary Video with Emmanuel Camacho

January 28 – April 5, 2014

Mondays and Tuesdays 430-7pm, Wednesdays 4pm-7pm

High School students only, an After School Matters program

@Little Village Boys and Girls Club, 2801 S Ridgeway

This program intends to provide students with an opportunity to re-envision their homes, communities and city by recounting their personal stories through photography and video. Students will learn different styles of storytelling, innovative & accessible photo & video techniques as well as sharpen their aesthetic eye. Program will be led by an interdisciplinary artist who photographic and video work has been featured in prominent media- Vice Magazine & MTV. Students will gain firsthand experience in producing photographs and videos that explore their community values through street and urban styles.

 “Copy This!” Silk Screen Printmaking with Anya Davidson

January 28 – April 3, 2014

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4pm-7pm

High School students only, an After School Matters program

@Barrett Park, 2022 W Cermak Rd.

Copy This - Silk Screen Techniques offers youth the opportunity to learn the art of silk screening to create a print exchange, and be a part of an exhibition at the Yollocalli Gallery. The artwork produced is youth led with several themes involving the youth community and culture, and current events. Youth also gain skills in proper labeling, storing, and documenting artworks, as well as learning how to write an artist statement. 

Yollocalli Youth Council!

Alumni and current participants are encouraged to join our youth council. For more info on the council, go here http://yollocalli.org/youth-council/

Every Fridays, 4pm  to 7pm, or rescheduled Saturdays, 12pm to 2pm

Call us at 773-521-1621 for more information.

Snacks, laughs and good times.