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.

You’re eligible for Marwen if you…
Need Free Arts Education
Your family identifies as under-served
Live in Chicago
Must be within city limits
Rising 6th graders
are eligible at the start of the school year
Can Work Independently
For up to three hours
Are Ready to Participate
Self-select to come to Marwen

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.

New Student Orientation
Saturday, January 20
Marwen, 833 N. Orleans Street
Considering becoming a Marwen student? Join us for New Student Orientation!
Marwen's new student orientation