New Student Orientation (Dec 9) | Spring Term 2024

New Student Orientation (Dec 9) | Spring Term 2024
Saturday, December 9, NOON-2 PM & 2-4 PM
Marwen, 833 N. Orleans Street

Welcome to Marwen – we’re excited to meet you! During your 2-hour new student orientation, you will learn about Marwen, take a studio tour, meet staff, and create an account to register for Spring courses.


5 Important Things to Know: 

  1. New Student Orientation is mandatory for all new students who want to participate in Marwen's FREE visual arts programs. 
  2. Please arrive on time, so we can show you around the galleries and studios and get you registered for Spring art classes!
  3. Students under 18 are required to attend orientation with a parent or guardian.  
  4. Limited free parking is available in our lot. Public transportation is highly recommended.
  5. Be prepared to spend a full hour at Marwen. We've got snacks, don't worry.


About Marwen:

Marwen educates and inspires young people to nurture their growth and build their futures through art and community. Founded in 1987, the no-cost studio and pathway programs exist for young people in Chicago who want to explore visual arts and do not have access to arts programming due to financial and systemic barriers. Courses are facilitated by cohorts of intergenerational teaching artist teams. For more information, visit