Become a Teaching Artist

Teach Chicago’s Youth

Develop your teaching and arts practice

At Marwen, we’re dedicated to educating Chicago’s youth through visual arts courses and college and career support. We strive to inspire students to pursue their creative passions and reach their personal goals.

What you can expect at Marwen

Become a part of our teaching artist community with opportunities to engage with…


Marwen provides free art courses to 6th -12th grade students from under-resourced communities.

Supportive staff

Develop your skills as a teacher in a reflective and inclusive environment.

Artist Community

Learn alongside peers in a culture of reflection.

Join a Community of Artists

Are you looking for opportunities to connect your studio and teaching practices? Propose a course or apply to assist if you’re committed to engaging in…
Peer-to-Peer Learning
Reflective Practice
Professional Development
Equity and Access

Don’t Have Teaching Experience? Become a Studio Facilitator.

Learn the practice of arts education while helping to keep the studio running smoothly. Marwen has opportunities for:

  • Professional Development
  • Mentorship
  • Access to Resources
  • Connecting with Artist Community

Explore Our Studios

Get a 360 View of our Spaces.

Technology 1

Equipped with iMacs, drawing tablets, a large format printer, and more.

Technology 2 & Darkroom

Equipment that bridges digital and analog photography.

Technology 3

Shared table space, laptops, and iPads.

Painting & Drawing

Open studio with large tables and easels.

Mixed Media

Space for working on 2-D and 3-D projects and ideal for sculpting.

Print Media

Large space ideal for print making and book arts.

Ceramics 1 of 2

Large studio with clay wheels and kiln access.

Ceramics 2 of 2

Large studio with clay wheels and kiln access.

Fiber & Fashion

Studio with sewing machines, dress forms, and more.

Portfolio Lab

Equipped with high-resolution art documentation tools.

Lighting Lab

Equipped with professional photography tools and resources.

Explore More of Marwen

Artist Resources & Community
Join a supportive creative community while nurturing your skills as an artist and mentor.
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Student Gallery
Check out our student work.
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Become a Teaching Artist

If you have questions about proposing a course, please reach out.
Contact Christian Ortiz, Senior Manager of Studio Programs at