New Student Orientation | Fall Term 2024

New Student Orientation | Fall Term 2024
Multiple dates in August
Marwen, 833 N Orleans Street

Welcome to Marwen – we’re excited to meet you!


Fall Term 2024 Orientation dates:

Saturday, August 10, noon-2 pm and 2-4 pm (in person) RSVP HERE

Saturday, August 24, noon-2 pm and 2-4 pm (in person) RSVP HERE

Saturday, August 31, time TBD (virtual on zoom) RSVP HERE


Fall term runs for 10 weeks (September 18 - November 23), one class per week, 2.5 hours per session, for a total of 25 class hours. 


Classes are held Wed 5-7:30 pm, Thur 5-7:30 pm, Fri 5-7:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 12:30 pm, or Sat 1:30- 4 pm.


During your new student orientation, you will learn about Marwen, take a studio tour, meet staff, and create an account to register for Fall term 2024 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 Summer 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. We're 2 blocks from the Chicago Brown line station.
  5. Be prepared to spend a full 2 hours at Marwen. (We've got snacks, don't worry.)


Get started here by completing our Interest Form. Once submitted, our Enrollment team will connect with you to schedule your orientation and answer any questions. We can't wait to meet you!


Reach out to us at with any questions.


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