Fort Dearborn Elementary School

Fort Dearborn Elementary School

In this first year, students were asked look at art making as a process through the construction of a large soft sculpture,and to explore that process with no knowledge of what the end product would be. Students were asked to … Continue reading

Hoyne Elementary School

Hoyne Elementary School

For the 2011/2012 school year we asked the students: What is Public Art? The goal was to get them to think beyond the typical answers of a statue in the local park. By looking at different examples of what public … Continue reading

Kipling Elementary School

Kipling Elementary School

Kipling School strives to provide a rigorous program while addressing the individual needs of our students.

Lafayette/Chopin Elementary Schools

Lafayette/Chopin Elementary Schools

Our projects combine musical composition with literacy-focused units focusing on writing rap, poetry, song lyrics, and personal essays. We incorporate non-traditional scoring and explore classroom and neighborhood community in our projects to foster self-esteem, creative expression, multi-cultural understanding, and musical-academic growth.

Perez Elementary School

Perez Elementary School

Ms. De Guzman, and Ms. Bryna are working with the 4th, 5th, & 6th grade to enhance learning through arts integration by building a show. The Students are writing and composing all elements of an original musical, and then performing their collaboration for a school and community audience! Continue reading

Pirie Elementary School (Music)

Pirie Elementary School (Music)

Pirie’s school vision is to establish and emphasize the connection between the fine arts and the core subject areas through ongoing educational experiences. Pirie’s music specialist joined the Portfolio Design Project during the second year of programing. Due to CPS budget … Continue reading

Pirie Elementary School (Visual Art)

Pirie Elementary School (Visual Art)

In this first year, our focus was to have the students create art works that were integrated with literacy components that were being taught in their language arts classes. The fourth graders explored the theme of color through combined poetry writing and … Continue reading

Ravenswood Elementary School

Ravenswood Elementary School

Ravenswood Elementary School is a Chicago Public School, providing high-quality elementary education, from Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade.  As a CPS-designated Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster School, Ravenswood School delivers a strong, core academic curriculum, richly enhanced by a comprehensive … Continue reading