Art Education Through Collaborative Public Art
Chicago Public Art Group’s approach to art education encourages discussion, collective decision-making, and collaboration. In this model, each individual is responsible for the success of the final project. A community public art project in a school setting is a means to communicate ideas, research images, test accuracy of understanding, develop and apply skills, work together as a team, and share in the final accomplishment. Projects may be integrated into the other subjects in the curriculum or may stand alone as an exploration of architecture, space, and ideas.
Artistic Development Through Mentoring and Leadership Training
Chicago Public Art Group provides training that artists don’t get in school—how to work in their communities on large-scale public projects. CPAG artists understand how to explore and express community ideas, how to design on a large scale, how to manage large quantities of materials, how to increase the skills and commitments of volunteers, how to complete a project on schedule, and how to create an artwork that enjoys broad popular support.