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CAPE and the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial

Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education is a part of the 2019 Chicago Architectural Biennial, collaborating on projects located at the former Overton Elementary School, located at 221 E 49th St, [...]

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Narrative Structure and Computer Coding

During the 2018-2019 school year we worked with students at Camras Elementary in Belmont Cragin to explore storytelling, animation, and computer coding. Below is a description of their project, [...]

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Convergence 2019 in Review

Convergence is CAPE’s annual exhibition of visual, digital, and performing art created by hundreds of public school students across Chicago. This year’s Convergence exhibition was held in May and [...]

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My Chicago: Students’ Perspectives on Their City

At Hoyne Elementary in Archer Heights, music teacher Andre Porter is working with CAPE Teaching Artist Jessica Mueller to build on work he began with his students last year as part of [...]

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CAPE to Receive $65,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year [...]

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Get Moving: STEM and Kinetic Sculptures

This spring at Pirie Elementary in the Chatham neighborhood, teacher Kira Jones and CAPE Teaching Artist Ellen Tritschler have been exploring kinetic energy, engineering, measurement, and [...]

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Odes to Mom

It’s Mother’s Day and we want to share some odes to Mom, written by CAPE students at North-Grand High School. These poems and others were featured last fall at Odes and Tattoos, an [...]

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Exploring Artifacts to Understand Ourselves

At Murphy Elementary, teacher Sarah Ramirez and CAPE teaching artist Gina Lee Robbins have been working with their 4th grade students to explore history, social studies, and a variety of art [...]

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Building Walls to Build Community

At Goudy Elementary, in Uptown, 75 first-grade students have been working with Engineering Lab teacher Patty Whitehouse and CAPE Teaching Artist Margy Stover to design walls that bring people [...]