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Youth Painting Workshop

Saturday, March 11, 2023

The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture is excited to offer a youth painting workshop (ages 12-17) for only $10, thanks to the generous donations of visitors who help keep our Museum free and programming affordable to all.

Vanessa Sandoval is a contemporary artist and business owner of Namart Designs (website link). She was born and raised in Chicago and is an active artisan during our Barrio Arts Festival and NaviArts. Her primary focus is paying homage to her Puerto Rican roots by painting cultural and meditative art pieces. Vanessa has taught art classes throughout the City of Chicago and beyond.

In this painting workshop, 20 youth (12-17) will learn about Vanessa’s passion for art and how she started her artisan business. She will spend most of her time teaching them how to use acrylic paints to make one-of-a-kind wooden coasters like the ones she sells on her website and during artisan fairs. We know students will leave inspired to create and, maybe, become small business owners!


10:00 AM – Parents/Guardians check-in and sign participant waiver (Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay, tour the museum, and have some coffee & treats)

10:30 AM – Welcome and Introductions

10:45 AM – Begin Project

12:30 AM – Painting Workshop Ends (Participants must be picked-up by 12:30 pm)

Please email: [email protected] if you have any questions.

  • Type: Workshops
  • Time: March 11, 2023 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Venue:National Puerto Rican Museum, 3015 W. Division St. Chicago IL
  • Duration:2 Hours
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