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Teen Workshop
Performance Poetry with Avery R. Young

Young adults climb the MCA's front staircase, and two of them turn to make faces at the camera.

Members of the TCA

Mikayla Delson © MCA Chicago


Meet new people, talk about art, make art, and have fun at a workshop led by Chicago artists and hosted by the MCA's Teen Creative Agency.

Interdisciplinary artist Avery R. Young leads this workshop exploring the history of Black American music through poetry, spoken word, and vocal percussion. Inspired by BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: Faheem Majeed.

This is one of three workshops for high school students offered by the MCA during CPS Spring Break 2015. Sign up to attend one or request to attend them all. Space is limited and registration is required.


  • Who can attend?

This workshop is open to high-school students in grades 9–12.

  • Is there a cost involved?

No, the workshops are free. But we do require that you sign up.

  • Can I bring a friend?

Yes, please do! But we ask that everyone sign up.

  • Will there be snacks?

Yes, there will be snacks.

  • How do I get to the MCA?

It's easy to get to the MCA. Click here for directions.

  • Other questions?

Feel free to contact us at [email protected].