Future Programs

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Education Programs will build on existing strengths and create new youth, family, and educator programs for broad and diverse audiences. An Oak Park donor has created a $100,000 Equity Scholarship Fund to ensure equal access to every child who wishes to participate in studio classes.

  • Summer Youth Camps will expand camp offerings and extend their duration. 

  • Education internships that offer working experiences in art, architecture, and design to high school students will increase.

  • Home and Studio tours for 4th graders from District 97 will expand. On-site studio workshops will also enhance the 4th grade program.

  • Teaching by Design, a nationally recognized program for educators, will continue with new formats.

  • Artist-in-Residence: Two residencies per year

  • Saturday Studio: Fall and Spring

  • Youth Architecture Club: Wednesdays, Fall and Spring

  • Evenings for Educators: Fall and Spring. Teachers receive professional development credit for attendance.

  • Adult Programs: Lectures, panel discussions, studio classes, book talks, film/video screenings

  • Members Programs: Guest presentations, receptions, and previews

  • Special Access Seminars: Trust Design Archives

young campers
John Ronan

Community Education Advisory Committee

Chairman: Latonia Baker, Trust Board Member and Executive Director, Oak Park Education Foundation
Maya Bird-Murphy, Mobile Makers, Oak Park
Ed Condon Ph.D., Superintendent, River Forest School District 90
Pablo Garcia, Faculty, School of the Art institute and Trust Board Member
Jill Goldstein, Former Executive Director, Oak Park Art League
Marcie Gutierrez, 3rd grade teacher, John Hay Community Academy, CPS Austin
Tawanda Lawrence, Senior Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Oak Park Elementary School District 97
Linda Novotny, Chairman, Arts Department, Oak Park River Forest High School
Josephine Sarvis, Director, Teacher Education Program, School of Education, Dominican University
Holly Spurlock, Board Member, Oak Park Elementary School District 97
Tracy Van Duinen, Art Teacher, Oak Park River Forest High School
Brenda Watkins, Assistant to the President, Triton College
Val White, Art Teacher, Oak Park River Forest High School
Sarah Williams, 4th grade teacher, Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School


fourth graders on a tour