Marwen provides diverse visual arts courses and college and career support for Chicago’s under-served students in grades 6-12. All programming is free and the typical course duration is 2.5 hours per week for eight weeks. Studio courses are offered in a wide range of media including painting, drawing, ceramics, mixed media, photography, video, fashion and design. College and career support offerings include college counseling, college visits, a portfolio program, paid employment programs, scholarships and mentoring. Students come to Marwen from nearly 200 schools across Chicago and from 55 of the 57 city’s zip codes. In addition to student programs, professional development is provided for Marwen’s teaching artists to better understand student learning and program impact.