Studio ArtsBuilding on the success of the Media Program, The Center for the Arts began its studio program in 1993. Recognizing the potential for excellence in a previously untapped constituency, the studio program was created to teach artistic techniques and then to support gifted but unrecognized artists.
In collaboration with professional artists, our artists are encouraged to pursue their artistic visions in a variety of disciplines and media, including:
- Painting with watercolor, acrylic, gouache and inks
- Drawing with marker, pastel and graphite
- Creating art utilizing recycled materials
- 3-D art assemblage
Beginning with Great Doings, an exhibition at the University of Chicago Renaissance Society, the studio program has displayed work in more than 60 galleries nationally and internationally. Among the studio programís most notable achievements was a lengthy collaborative effort between colleagues in Hamburg, Germany, that culminated in the exhibition Coming Together at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Chicago Cultural Center.