Educator pioneered summer project to transform several water fountain archways into beautiful, inspiring mosaics with Chicago Youth.<3
My name is Chris Hill and I am a teaching artist for Chicago Public Schools at William T. Sherman Elementary School in the Englewood neighborhood. 98.5% of our students are coming from a low economic house hold, and it is my mission to ensure our students still receive wonderful opportunities in the Arts. This summer I will be pioneering a project where I have recruited a class of our very own students to brighten several bland archway spaces over the water fountains of the School. We are going to do this through the installation of Mosaic Murals!! My hope is that this project will be able to transform the space into something more inviting and work towards giving our students the School Environment they deserve.
Through this enriching community/arts based summer project, our students will be given an opportunity to be a part of something constructive while developing their visual arts skills.
Unfortunately, violence is a constant in the lives of our students. Recently, many of our community members have been effected by this violence directly. With that being said, It is our mission to create public artwork that will promote character building and celebrate the process of learning.
Money raised will be exclusively used for the purchasing of art materials for this mosaic project. Any money raised beyond the goal will be filtered directly into the purchasing of new art materials that my public school artists so desperately need.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about our project.
Artist // Art Educator
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