Creative House (formerly Urban Art Movement / Youth Empowerment Arts (YEA) is a project created by Chicago-based artist and educator, Luis Raul. It includes an After School Matters program, co-work studio/venue, and satellite space transformation initiatives. For Fall 2014, Luis partnered with Consensus and the Back of the Yards Chicago Public Library to host 30 Back of the Yards youth. Luis and his students liked Consensus so much that they decided to move their Saturday sessions from the Library over to our space, so for Spring 2015 we hosted them twice a week. Special thanks to Heidi and Maggie at the Library for connecting us with Luis! We even got to see him and his students paint a mural on Christopher School nearby...
Now Luis is getting ready for a major launch of the Creative House headquarters in Little Village, Chicago. Look out for it!
Mural in progress at 51st and Campbell
Urban Art Movement helps teens evolve and connect with their creativity through an introduction to ceramic sculptures, portrait paintings, figure composition, and street art stenciling. The program also promotes urban beautification, introduces teens to contemporary youth issues, and teaches lessons in conflict resolution. Youth are prepped to create an exhibition-worthy body of work for their personal portfolio to present to universities and employers and gives them an array of skills to do large-scale projects.
October 2 - December 6, 2014
February 5 - April 18, 2015
July 6 - August 13, 2015
Instructors Contact Information
Luis Raul Muñoz