Ice Cream Inspiration

When teacher Leticia Pineda, teaching artist and musician Jordan Knecht, and ACRE Guest Artist Marcellus Armstrong began collaborating, they all wanted to involve family members in a holistic [...]


Christmas Vibes from Telpochcalli

Here’s a little soundtrack for your Christmas holiday! This Christmas track was created by students in 3-6th grade at Telpochcalli Elementary, as part of their After School program project [...]


Remote Cooking Club at North-Grand High School

This summer at North-Grand High School, teachers Beth Barrow and Getsemani Nava partnered with CAPE teaching artist Betsy Zacsek and ACRE Resident Artist Sarita Hernandez to launch a virtual [...]


Summer 2020 in Review

A global pandemic and city-wide school closures didn’t stop our arts partnerships back in the spring, and they didn’t stop our programs for Summer 2020, either! Between classes for [...]


CAPE’s Dérive

CAPE recently hosted had its second PPD (Pandemic Professional Development) for teachers and teaching artists in our CAPE After School program. We began with an excellent presentation by Shenequa [...]


Our Inaugural Art Walk at Telpochcalli

We recently hosted our inaugural Art Walk at Telpochcalli Elementary, where we welcomed guests to tour our after-school classrooms, chat with students and educators, and even get involved in the [...]



Last week we welcomed more than 150 visitors to our INSIDE/OUTSIDE exhibition, which featured art from CAPE After School classrooms at North-Grand and George Washington High Schools and [...]


INSIDE/OUTSIDE: ArtFit at George Washington High School

At George Washington High School on Chicago’s Far East side, students enrolled in CAPE’s after-school “ArtFit” program are expressing themselves through a unique combination of fine arts and [...]


Dyett High School’s Bronzefair 2019, Featuring CAPE Student Work

A New Investment in Pushing Aesthetic Boundaries at Dyett In July of 2018, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) secured funding for a 21st Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant for [...]


Inside/Outside: A Conversation with the Cognate Collective

In Fall 2018, CAPE and one of our after-school classrooms at Telpochcalli Elementary collaborated with the Sullivan Galleries and the Cog•nate Collective to create art guided by students’ [...]

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