Culinary & Performing Arts
AP Drawing & Painting
3D Computer Modeling
CPS ADVANCED ARTS PROGRAM (AAP)
The CPS Advanced Arts Program at Gallery 37 is a free college prep program in the arts open to all CPS juniors and seniors.
Study daily with a CPS teacher and an artist from the Joffrey Ballet, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Thelonius Monk Institute, and HHW School for Performing Arts while earning double honors or AP high school credit. Materials and transportation are free!
AAP is offered at a downtown location near various cultural institutions like the Chicago Cultural Center, Harris Theatre, Pritzker Pavillion, Art Institute of Chicago, Gene Siskel Film Center, and the Joffrey Ballet.
Career Day at the CPS Advanced Arts Program
AAP hosted its first Career Day event in December! Thank you to all of the guests that came to speak to the students on the professional opportunities in the performing, digital, and visual art field.
Present to share their life experiences in the arts were former CPS Advanced Arts alums - Nick Hennessey, of the popular O'My's Band and film maker, Christopher Rohrbeck. Other guests included internationally acclaimed oil painter, Tim Anderson, architectural photographer, Mark Ballogg as well as photographer and graphic designer, Abdullah Quick, Maria Lopez from the Latino Film Festival, Michael Smith from the Joffrey Ballet, screen actress Patress McClain as well as DuShon Monique Brown known for her role in "Chicago Fire," Chef Terry Williams from the Waldorf Astoria, and Rosalind Lee and Lillian Murphy from the Lyric Opera to name a few.
IN THE NEWS...
Congrats to our Honors Theatre student, Antwon Funches, for being a 2016 YoungArts Winner!
Four students from AAP Theater were acknowledged by I Heart Radio and were awarded the WGCI's Dj MoonDawg recognition award following their submission to the Walgreen's Expressions Challenge. From left to right Sejahari Saulter-Villegas, Tanisha Minnis, Banu Newell, and Faith Harris. Congratulations!