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Learn Art Preparation Skills Via SAIC’s RE-TOOL 21 Program Link

Learn Art Preparation Skills Via SAIC’s RE-TOOL 21 Program

The Art Institute of Chicago’s Warhol exhibit came to a close last week. Walking away from the retrospective, with its massive painted silkscreen works and comprehensive showing, one relishes in the pleasant paradox of the extraordinary yet typical workings of the museum. How in the world do they get...

Feb 03, 2020
See, Think, Do: Making Art at LaSalle Language Academy Link

See, Think, Do: Making Art at LaSalle Language Academy

It’s amazing to see what students at our partner schools are making as a result of their exposure to and engagement with the Shared Walls art exhibitions we have installed in 23 CPS schools for the 2019/2020 school year. We’ve had a lot of fun working with LaSalle Language...

Jan 31, 2020
6 Arts Organizations Offering Fantastic Programs to Chicago Public Schools Link

6 Arts Organizations Offering Fantastic Programs to Chicago Public Schools

As jobs become increasingly automated, it is a skillset in creativity, storytelling, language, and big ideas that will separate job candidates. These types of skills are developed through arts and humanities. Unfortunately, schools are still necessarily dependent on outside organizations for support when it comes to arts education. It...

Nov 27, 2019
7 Incredibly Free Resources for Art Teachers Link

7 Incredibly Free Resources for Art Teachers

As we head into the final days of October, the Chicago Public School strike continues. The Chicago Teachers Union is fighting for the addition of nurses and social workers and against overcrowded classrooms. We’d like to lend our support! Here are seven free resources for art teachers to utilize now...

Oct 29, 2019
Turning Art Rentals Into Free Art Workshops for Kids Link

Turning Art Rentals Into Free Art Workshops for Kids

In the nonprofit sector, there’s always an issue around funding. A lack of it, or the cost of finding it. Companies are also looking for cool ways to give back, and every year arts funding in schools gets slashed. What if you could turn art rentals into free art...

Aug 26, 2019
How We Turn Corporate Art Rentals Into Local Impact Link

How We Turn Corporate Art Rentals Into Local Impact

When it comes down to it, at our core, we are a conduit. Our corporate art rentals has been an incredible driver of the impact we make in our communities. It’s been vital in creating connections between communities that might not otherwise interact to coffer value & service that...

Jul 15, 2019
7 Benefits of Art Education in Chicago Public Schools Link

7 Benefits of Art Education in Chicago Public Schools

Discover 7 amazing benefits of investing in art education for Chicago Public School Students, plus sought-after skills garnered from arts education, here!

Apr 23, 2018
The Importance of Art in Education Through 4 Scientific Studies Link

The Importance of Art in Education Through 4 Scientific Studies

Critics of arts education point to a lack of skilled American workers in critical industries and ask, ‘why is art education important in schools when all the good jobs are in math and science?’ Ahead, we unpack that misconception.

Feb 05, 2018
8 Chicago Neighborhood Murals You Must Go See Link

8 Chicago Neighborhood Murals You Must Go See

Splayed on Chicago’s bridges, in its stairwells, and dancing across brick walls underneath its freeways are painted murals that tell the story of the city itself.

Jan 29, 2018
Art In The Classroom: The Benefits of Arts Education Link

Art In The Classroom: The Benefits of Arts Education

Most would agree that arts education is a good thing. The benefits, however, are often minimized, thus falling behind science, technology, and math.

Nov 27, 2017