is a community arts studio in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Formerly known as Pros Arts Studio—an organizational rebranding took place in late 2012—the name has changed but our mission remains the same!
Saturday, December 7, 2013
6-10:00 pm @Local 399 Union Hall
Buy your tickets now! ($50 rate ends December 6th 5:00pm)
Wishing you, our ElevArte Family, a Happy Thanksgiving!
Immerse yourself into the world of circus arts and performance while exploring the tradition of Dia de Muertos and learning to juggle and spin plates.
Aprende las artes del circo y explora la tradición del Día de Muertos, mientras que aprendes a malabrear platos, a montar el uni-ciclo, a caminar en zancos y mucho más.
Game Design Saturdays
This unique class addresses the primary roles within commerical video game development of Art, Design, and Programming. This Plug-In Studio class gives its participants an opportunity to become game developers, creating their own 2D side-scroller protoype centered on a social justice, environmental, or personal topic that has relevance to them.
Ideas en Arcilla
In Ideas en Arcilla, students will learn to hand-build objects with clay while also exploring the Dia de Muertos tradition and learn about the history of maize as they create their own pozole bowls.
Pozolada Community Nights
For community members of all ages that enjoy working with their hands. The focus of this FREE open studio is to provide participants with a creative outlet and experience while learning to build one-of-a-kind artisan clay bowl. Learn a variety of building and glazing techniques as you discover your own unique style. The bowls created will be part of the ElevArte's annual Pozolada Fundraiser.
Tejer y Poder
Learn how to knit, crochet and design your own handcrafted projects! Apprentices receive an award of up to $100. Tejer y Poder is a fiber-arts program where apprentices learn and practice traditional and contemporary forms as a means to explore cultural identity, labor and social issues. In addition, apprentices learn about marketing, merchandising and self-promotion skills and business plans, which will prepare them to sell their goods in the future.
WE ARE HIP HOP FESTIVAL
Immerse yourself into the world of entertainment management while learning about Hip Hop culture and organizing the Annual We Are Hip Hop Festival. Projects are used to positively promote Hip Hop music and its elements while cultivating young adults as community leaders. Through participation, teens will learn to think critically while addressing violence in Chicago and issues directly affecting youth. Teens will grasp marketing and promotions, event coordinating and positive social media skills, as well as leadership and professional development.
and the Document
Students will learn to take high-quality photographic images and how to plan a photographic / multimedia project while earning $100 for participation. Social Photography and the Document is a digital photography program that provides teens with an advanced opportunity to further develop skills in the medium of digital photography while learning new practices in research-based, social art-making practices. Students will go beyond digital photography and develop new skills in digital video/sound production creating multi-media projects focused on current social and community-based themes of interest.
This year, ElevArte Community Studio’s 34th Annual Day of the Dead celebration: Muertos de la Risa with a Sugar Skull Rush is the first of a three-year community wellness campaign. Current research by the Consortium To Lower Obesity In Chicago Children (CLOCC) states that “children in Pilsen have a much higher obesity prevalence rate than US children of similar ages,” and ElevArte has chosen to use their signature event as a platform to advance and support national efforts on issues of health education. Held on Friday, November 1st @ Dvorak Park in the Pilsen neighborhood: the evening features a community procession, spectacle and ancestral remembrance activities.
Naomi Martinez, aka Monstrochika is ElevArte’s newest teaching artist, this fall she begins leading the popular Tejer y Poder program that starts on October 1st. The teen apprenticeship focuses on traditional and contemporary forms of fiber-arts as participants explore cultural identity, labor and social issues.