Our Collaborative Process
Art Education Through Collaborative Public Art
Chicago Public Art Group animates the public spaces in cities and towns by working with architects, landscape designers, and urban planners to improve the understanding, appreciation, beauty, and stewardship of those spaces. We also conduct design and planning processes to help community members develop a community public art plan. CPAG visualizes concrete ways in which artists can contribute to a unique and inviting environment. Chicago Public Art Group understands how visual ideas can become actual projects.
Presentations and Workshops
Chicago Public Art Group designs workshops and presentations to fit the needs of communities and educational institutions. We present image lectures on creative community sites and on the process of engaging the community in making public art. We provide workshops on the technical and aesthetic considerations in making glass tile and ceramic tile mosaic, indoor and outdoor murals, concrete sculpture, community bronze casting, best practices for project management, and public art in art education.
Community Development through Intergenerational Projects
Chicago Public Art Group designs projects to meet the social and cultural goals of each client. Community dialogues, design sessions, visual research, oral histories, and problem solving sessions encourage communication and develop skills in working together. Community public art projects build community.