Become a Student

Imagine Yourself Here

Do you want to be a Marwen Student?

Whether you like to doodle during class, take photos on your phone, alter your clothes, or you already have experience in creating different types of art...Marwen has something for you.

New to Marwen and want to register for classes? Complete our New Student Interest form.

Marwen’s no-cost programs exist for young artists in Chicago who want to explore visual arts, can commit to a multi-week art class, are in 6th-12th grades during the 2024/25 school year, and do not have access to arts programming due to financial and systemic barriers. Learn more about our values and how we invest in the power of young artists.

What will you find at Marwen?

Explore a variety of free courses taught by Chicago artists. Express your ideas and grow your skills in a welcoming environment whether you’re a beginner or have some experience.

Our Courses

  • Photography
  • Painting & Drawing
  • Ceramics
  • Film & Animation
  • Digital Design
  • Comic & Illustration
  • Sculpture
  • Fashion & Fiber
Marwen offers 100+ different courses each year to nearly 1,000 Chicago students.

College & Career

At Marwen, you don’t just get great art courses – we also help you plan for your future. From college visits, to one-on-one counseling, we offer guidance and resources to help you take those next steps.

Earn Enrichment Credit at Marwen

As a student, you may be eligible to earn enrichment credit when you take art classes at Marwen.

Marwen Summer Bash 2024
Saturday, August 3, NOON - 4 PM
Marwen, 833 N Orleans Street
Marwen Summer Bash 2024 is "The pARTy of the summer," bringing together our community of young people, families, teaching artists, staff, and friends for an artistic scavenger hunt and more!