Cultivate your child's artistic curiosity with free thematic art workshops led by local artists, art organizations, and UChicago students. Families can sample a range of activities for ages 2–12 through hour-long sessions led by local artists. See below for ticket information and the full schedule.
Family Saturdays 2017/18
The Power of Story: Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
Sat, Nov 4, 2–4:30pm / Free
Learn to share your history, creative stories and original voice with The Power of Story-themed activities. Gather with your family and reminisce on the stories that make you laugh, cry, and feel empowered. Workshops will be led by the ASE Storytellers, Live Arts Studio, a film by the Chicago International Film Festival, and much more!
Famlanthropy: Ways of Giving
Sat, Dec 2, 2–4:30pm / Free
What is Philanthropy? Who can be a Philanthropist? How can we practice philanthropy during the holiday months with our families? Join the Family Saturday team for an afternoon of giving with arts and crafts with Live Arts Studio, Kwanzaa films by Southside Film Projections, a live discussion with Film Director Carol Munday, and much more!
Visions of Peace: Past, Present and Future
Sat, Jan 6, 2–4:30pm / Free
Peace is a challenging concept, and its meaning is informed by the everyday, lived experiences of individuals. This Family Saturday is dedicated to remembering peaceful local and global heroes while re-imagining peace locally-in our homes and communities-and around the world. The workshops will explore multiple dimensions of peace through symbol creation, movement, mind-body practices, and film screenings.
South Side Legends: Untold Stories
Sat, Feb 3, 2–4:30pm / Free
The South Side of Chicago has been home to some of America’s most prolific and influential artists, philosophers, educators, and scholars. This Family Saturday is dedicated to learning more about heroes that helped shape the cultural life of the South Side, and whose contributions can still be felt today. “South Side Legends: Untold Stories” will touch on the lives such luminaries as Lorraine Hansberry, Barack and Michelle Obama, Margaret Burroughs, Gwendolyn Brooks, Gordon Parks, Richard Wright and Willard Motley, Margaret Walker, St. Clair Drake, and Katherine Dunham. Join us and share some stories of your own while showcasing your South Side pride!
Animation and Imagination
Sat, March 3, 2–4:30pm / Free Register
Your imagination is one of your most precious assets. Learn to expand, cultivate, and share it as we let our minds wander into a fantastical playground.
Kidpreneurs: Children Making Creativity into Business
Sat, April 7, 2–4:30pm / Free Register
Entrepreneurship is one of the fastest growing career paths. Women are leading this exciting new trend and passing the torch to young people. Join us as we explore brave ideas spearheaded by children and their families.
Sweet Home UChicago
Sat, May 5, 2–4:30pm / Free Register
Join us as we share history about important University of Chicago alums, and characteristics that make UChicago unique.
Going Global: Exploring Creative Traditions
Sat, June 2, 2–4:30pm / Free Register
The advent and expansion of technology has given people the ability to easily exchange goods, ideas, trends, and culture. Take a trip around the world with us as we peek into the lives of our global neighbors through music, dance, film, and technology.
Registration to Family Saturdays is encouraged. Reserve tickets by phone at 773.702.ARTS or online at ticketsweb.uchicago.edu
Family Saturdays 2018/19 Dates
Themes to be announced!
- Sat, Oct 6, 2–4:30pm
- Sat, Nov 3, 2–4:30pm
- Sat, Dec 1, 2–4:30pm
- Sat, Jan 5, 2–4:30pm
- Sat, Feb 2, 2–4:30pm
- Sat, Mar 2, 2–4:30pm
- Sat, Apr 6, 2–4:30pm
- Sat, May 4, 2–4:30pm
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The Logan Center Family Saturdays and Family Saturday Festivals are made possible through the support of the Milken Institute, Michael and Patricia Klowden, the Reva and David Logan Foundation, and friends of the Logan Center, as well as partnerships with local and national arts organizations and performing artists.