G A L L E R Y 3 7 - ADVANCED ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAM (AAEP)
provides high school juniors/seniors who show exceptional talent and interest in the arts rigorous instruction and career guidance in an inspiring setting, the Gallery 37 Center for the Arts. To supplement classroom learning, students also benefit from master classes, field trips, public art exhibitions, and a showcase of their visual, performing, and culinary arts. Representatives from top colleges actively recruit graduates of the program. Each course is taught by a collaborative team consisting of a Chicago Public Schools teacher paired with a professional artist from our partner organizations. In the past five years, over 900 juniors/seniors from 40 schools have taken classes in Fine Arts, Culinary, Arts and Technology and Performance Arts.
This is a Chicago Public Schools program where students earn TWO honors credits toward graduation upon successful completion of a year of study and course objectives. Students may also earn Advanced Placement credits for classes in drawing and painting, sculpture, and photography.
As part of the students' school day, classes meet five days a week from 2:00-4:00 pm for the entire school year at Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, located at 66 East Randolph Street. Students receive daily bus passes for roundtrip transportation.
APPLICATION PROCESS REQUIREMENTS
Interested students are encouraged to attend information sessions and submit applications for the upcoming school year. Application form: Applicants must fill out all portions of the application form with the appropriate sections completed by a teacher and counselor. The applicant must also obtain the signature of a parent/guardian and bring the completed application to the interview.
Interview: All applicants must go through an interview, a portfolio review, or audition. Fine Arts & Arts and Technology candidates must bring samples of their best artworks. In the past, sample artwork has ranged from student portfolios to sketchbooks. Performance Arts candidates should be prepared to sing / dance / act / perform. Students interested in Dance and Vocal should bring music to audition. Students interested in Jazz should bring their primary instrument. Culinary candidates, along with their interview, can bring optional samples of their work.
The Joffrey Ballet - Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
School of the Art Institute - Artreach at Lillstreet Art Center - Columbia College Chicago - Washburne Culinary Institute- Urban Gateways - Chicago Symphony Orchestra
University of Illinois at Chicago- City of Chicago - Department of Cultural Affairs
After School Matters - Chicago Sister Cities International