Apple partners with Sentrock Studios for virtual "Today at Apple" sessions for Chicago youth

From July 27 to July 31, Chicago high school students can participate in a week of free “Today at Apple” virtual sessions with some of Chicago’s most influential street artists and illustrators.

While Apple’s in-store “Today at Apple” sessions were suspended during the coronavirus pandemic, they have not ceased entirely. Students aged 14-18 are now invited to participate in a week-long summer arts camp hosted by Sentrock Studios

Sentrock Studios is run by Sentrock, a street artist known for his daring illustrative style. During the sessions, Sentrock and members of his studio will help Chicago high school students improve their illustration skills and find their own visual voice.

The artists included in the program are:

  • Sentrock: Born in Arizona, Sentrock now resided in western Chicago. His iconic street art can be found all over town.
  • Hailey M Losselyong: Hailey is a muralist, digital artist, and designer who focuses on capturing the strength and detail of the female form.
  • Norma Ojeda: A Chicago-born and based artist who integrates her Mexican culture and lived experience to create powerful and symbolic art.
  • Nikko Washington: Based in Hyde Park, Nikko makes energetic pieces that address issues of displacement and gentrification.
  • Lizz Ortiz:: Lizz is an interdisciplinary artist from Southwest Chicago, and their art addresses complex topics such as trauma, existentialism, love and healing

The program will last from August 27 to August 30. Daily sessions will start at 1 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. At the end of the week, 20 students will be selected to continue on a two-week program hosted by Sentrock Studios.

Sentrock Summer Studio is set up by Sentrock Studio in collaboration with Young Chicago Authors, Secret Walls and Today at Apple.

To participate, students will need a computer, laptop or mobile device, a stable internet connection, and the Cisco Webex Meetings app. Parents should register their students on the Sentrock Summer Studio Eventbrite page.

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