Monica Skylas: A Personal Remembrance

It is with much sadness that we note the passing of Monica Skylas, long-time art teacher at Pirie Elementary School, and a member of CAPE’s advisory council. I knew Monica for three decades.  We [...]


Voices from School Communities: Adriel

Teacher Maria Nava and artist Marceia Scruggs co-teach in the CAPE after-school program at Telpochcalli Elementary School. They recently contacted CAPE program staff to share with us some writing [...]


Voices from School Communities: George Washington High School

Voices from School Communities began with a query sent by email on June 8, in reference to the murder of George Floyd and national protests. The email read, in part: “I would like to see if [...]


Voices from School Communities: Timothy David Rey

In response to the murder of George Floyd and the national protests that have followed seeking an end to the systemic racism that targets Black Americans specifically and people of color in [...]


On Uncertainty

The following was written by CAPE’s Education Director, Scott Sikkema, for our CAPE Network Forum newsletter. Uncertainty and the unknown seem to define our present time. With regards to [...]


CAPE’s Program for the Chicago Architecture Biennial!

CAPE is returning to the closed Overton Elementary School as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial! CAPE will be teaming up for an event with Borderless Studio and DOCOMOMO-US Chicago, [...]


Reflecting on Convergence

Convergence is our annual exhibition of student arts and learning, and it’s on right now!  Click here for more details about the exhibition. This year’s exhibition is particularly [...]


Can Testing Save Art Education?

Scott Sikkema’s response to The Hechinger Report’s “Can Testing Save Art Education?” The Hechinger Report’s “Can Testing Save Arts Education?” implies for the reader that arts [...]


CAPE Classrooms: The Overton Project

In the 2015-2016 school year, students from Daniel Hale Williams Preparatory School of Medicine worked on a unique project that considered the question of what to do with a closed Chicago public [...]


Introducing the CAPE Artist/Researcher

By Scott Sikkema, Education Director, CAPE The CAPE learner (and leader) is an Artist/Researcher. As an Artist/Researcher, she/he conducts investigations through art and collaboration in order to [...]