Interested in participating? join a free community workshop!

Voices of Lake County aims to highlight the voices in our communities! To share your voices about this year's theme "Lake County@Work," register to attend an affiliated writing, performance, or art workshop. The work created in these workshops will be performed or displayed at the Spring Showcase on Friday, April 28 or Friday, May 12, and/or the Art Exhibition gallery opening on May 12, 2023. Details and registration information are listed on this page and will be updated throughout the year. 


Participants must have participated in an affiliated community workshop for this project or be a student at CLC who completed a class project affiliated with the theme for this year. See available workshops below to join! All eligible participants must complete a signed artist release form.

Writing Workshops

Do you have a funny, inspiring, or interesting story to tell about your work experiences or career path that you would love to share with the world? Do you have thoughts about how our culture should change the way we think about or approach work?

Attend one of our free writing workshops! We will help you craft a short nonfiction narrative about your personal work-related story that may be performed live at our Spring Showcase on Friday, May 12, shared on a CLC Connects Podcast, or aired on Lancer Radio!

All participants will receive a free writing journal!

How It Works

A selection of the free journals from the February Community Writing Workshop.

Workshop Dates

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Writing Workshop Registration

Writing workshops are offered to all Lake County residents age 16 or older. All participants must register for a workshop. Participants younger than 18 must complete a parental consent form.

Download a Writing Workshop Flyer to share with students, peers, or friends!

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Performance Workshops

Call for Performing Artists

The Voices of Lake County project in collaboration with the Grayslake Performing Arts Collaborative is seeking performing artists 16 years and up from the CLC community (faculty, staff, students) and members of the surrounding communities in Lake County Illinois to participate in a collaborative performance piece incorporating music, dance, movement, spoken word, prose and poetry.

Theme: Identity and Work. How does the work we do inform how we see ourselves and how others see us?

Date: Sunday, January 29 from 2-4 p.m.

Location: CLC Grayslake campus, Room A011, 19351 West Washington Street, Grayslake, Illinois 60030

Age of Participants: ages 16 and up

The Performing Arts are often used as a means for both communication and self-expression. This collaborative work will explore concepts of identity and work and express them through the lens of the Performing Arts. This work will culminate in a performance piece to be showcased at the Voices of Lake County Spring Showcase Event on Friday, May 12 at the College of Lake County's Studio Theater.

For more information contact VLC planning committee member Lamaiya Lancaster at  

Art Workshops

EASE Youth Workshop

In collaboration with Engaging Art Scholars for Excellence, join us for an art workshop which will explore the concept of "work" through mini animations and monoprints.

Workshop Leaders: Cristen Leifheit & Katrina Davis-Salazar

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023 

Workshop Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Location: 111 N. Genesee St. North Building, N015 (Student Lounge)

Age of participants: ages 14 and up (or younger if accompanied by adult family member)

Registration details coming soon