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
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
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.
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’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
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 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