Teen Programs

The National Museum of Mexican Art offers engaging programs for teens that encourage the exploration of art, culture and creativity while helping to develop important life skills.

Yollocalli Arts Reach


Yollocalli Arts Reach is an arts education and career-training program for teens and young adults. The Yollocalli model is based on creating a space for youth to partner with practicing artists, access the tools necessary to realize their own vision and build skills as emerging artists. Yollocalli is an open forum for experimentation in art-making based on issues in art, history, and youth culture.

Learn more or enroll in Yollocalli Arts Reach.


High School youth can sign up for our Street Art,  Photo & Video, and Mapping & Drawing, New Media Journalism program, and Music/Sound Production today.

This season's classes run from February 2nd through April 25th, 2015. Registration begins December 15th, 2014 at Yollocalli.org. Classes are listed below and are free of charge. 

Camera Flux – Photo & Video (ASM)
Work as a storyteller and documentarian as you produce and edit photos and videos with the guidance of a local artist, who creates work for VICE, Chicago Reader, and MTV. Taught by Todd Diederich.
Mon & Tue, 3:45 pm- 7:45 pm

Mapping Experiments – Drawing (After School Matters) 
Gain and expand your technical skills in drawing, storytelling, and zine making by learning the history and practice of map-making.  Taught by Charissa Tolentino.
Wed & Thu, 3:45 pm- 7:45pm

Street Art Studio (After School Matters)
Learn the history of graffiti and street art with renowned artists and cultural makers in Chicago.  Taught by Nick Marzullo. Mon & Tue, 3:45 pm- 7:45pm

Difusion Media- Narrating What's Up

Have something to say? Youth ages 13-21 can join our new program. Learn the elements of documentary production by narrating what’s up with you, thinking and composing scenarios, and writing with the sizzle in the story – all based in sounds. Taught by Stephanie Manriquez. Thu 5pm-8pm, Sat 10am-1pm  CPS – RECEIVE SERVICE LEARNING CREDIT. You can take this class with an After School Matters class.

Music and Sound Producion
Create your own music, beats, and weird noises with a talented local musician.  Taught by Leonardo Ciccone. You can take this class with an After School Matters class.  Fri 4pm-7pm, Sat 10 am-1pm

Yollocalli Youth Council!
Alumni and current participants are encouraged to join our youth council. For more info on the council, go here.
Fridays, 4pm-7pm or rescheduled Saturdays, 12pm-2pm
Call us at 773-521-1621 for more information.
Snacks, laughs and good times.

Apply for the programs above online!
For more info on classes call us at 773-521-1621.