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Shine On, Chicago! is a mobile production classroom designed to teach young adults the technology and creativity necessary to tell digital stories. We offer half-day, 1, 2, and 3-day production & post-production workshops, plus 1-week and 2-week after school and summer boot camp classes.

Learn the basics of HD camera operations, green screen lighting techniques and how to edit a digital story in Final Cut Pro X in small classes that are hands-on with plenty of one-on-one instruction in both video and photography.

Check out our
Registration Page for upcoming classes, or use the links below, to enroll in an upcoming Workshop today!
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Upcoming Workshops

Half-Day, Hands-on Photo-Video Workshops – coming up this Winter/Spring at The Community House. Learn the basics of camera operations, video editing or photography in these 3-hour Workshops. Class size limited, enroll today at The Community House - dates and times below:
Videographer 1/2 Day Workshop Dates:
Sun. 3/27 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM -

Video Editing 1/2 Day Workshop Dates:
Sun. 2/14 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM -
Sun. 4/24 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM -

Digital Photography 1/2 Day Workshop Dates:
Sun. 3/1 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM -
Sun. 5/19 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM -

Photo Safari at NAEA March Conference

Shine On, Chicago will be taking NAEA Conference Attendees on a Chicago Photo Safari March, 17th. Jim Kropp and Pat Potokar will be sharing with them the curriculum, photo tips and fun that comes with being on the Shine On Coach.

Winter/Spring Events & Programs

Shine On Chicago is proud to have finished up the DATA Dig Program with The Chicago Public Library.Teens earned CCOL Badges for learning the basics of video production and editing, and for participating in "Teen-To-Teen" Interviews during teen events last year.

Stay tuned as CPL is planning a Video Viewing Party for the DATA Diggers, and give them a chance to share their video visions with their friends and family.
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Photo Safaris with Hinsdale Central & South

Thanks to Pat Potokar and the Hinsdale Arts Program for planning a Shine On Photo Safari for Hinsdale Central and South High School photography students last fall. The images that the students shot are being organized for a Photo Show this spring... Stay tuned!

Summer PSA "Capturing Beauty Around Door County"

We're schedule to be up in Door County, WI for an 4-Day Photo Safari, June 21 - June 24, 2016 at The Pennisula School of Art
HIVE Chicago
Shine On, Chicago! is proud Affiliate Member of HIVE Chicago – helping create unique video/photo programs for the teens of Chicago.
NAEA Member
Shine On, Chicago! is a member of National Arts Education Association, and is helping bring creativity and the arts to teens throughout Chicago.
Chicago City of Learning
Shine On, Chicago! is working with CCOL to provide digital badges to teens who participate in connected learning programs in video production.
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