chicago arts partnership in education

Chicago Arts Partnership in Education (CAPE) connects teaching artists with Chicago Public School teachers to develop original, creative lesson plans. CAPE began its partnerships in 1992 with a variety of programs. As a teaching artist I help integrate art practices in the classroom. At Bronzeville Scholastic Institute I assisted teacher Aaron Stingley and two of his Communication and Journalism classes with a project that asks the students to consider his or her legacy. Each student is encouraged to take the project in their own personal direction. We have discussions about open-ended artistic practices and question-asking instead of trying to seek answers. In the end each student created a website that included different elements, such as photography, graphic design, essay writing, video, etc.

Bronzeville Scholastic CAPE
Bronzeville Scholastic Institiute, student site screen shot
Bronzeville Scholastic CAPE
Teaching partner Aaron Stingley pictured
Bronzeville Scholastic CAPE
Bronzeville Scholastic Institiute, student site screen shot
Bronzeville Scholastic CAPE
Bronzeville Scholastic Institiute, student site screen shot
Bronzeville Scholastic CAPE
Bronzeville Scholastic Institiute, getting started with photography
Bronzeville Scholastic CAPE
Bronzeville Scholastic Institiute, students at work