Sharing Resources from our CMASJ - KIPP Chicago Public Schools

The Whole Child Review Issue No. 3, April 2020

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Sharing Resources from our CMASJ

Our newest art installation was interrupted by stay-at-home guidance, but we look forward to sharing it with you! Self(ie) Love is an exhibition exploring ideas of identity and self love, showcasing work created by artists ranging from ages 5 to 13. When children are invited to express their identities through art, they are able to reflect on the many factors that contribute to who they are, ultimately celebrating all parts of themselves. Conversely, when we view someone else’s story through their artwork, we experience more connection, compassion, and empathy.

“Learning to stand in somebody else’s shoes, to see through their eyes, that’s how peace begins. And it’s up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.” -Barack Obama

Be on the lookout for a virtual tour. In the meantime, check out this video created by KIPP One Primary’s visual arts teacher, Ms. Weldon, and her students for the current show, Self(ie) Love. The song was written by the guitar player in front! And MarcAnthony, alum of KIPP Ascend Middle School, created this video of some of the artwork being made for our current show, Self(ie) Love, open until June 12th.

MarcAnthony is starting his own company called, Phwealthy, to help small businesses advertise through video. We are so proud of his entrepreneurial skills and can’t wait to see where he goes!

New website

We’re excited to share our new CMASJ website with you! This new site features lesson plans from every art show to share with other educators, photos from all 11 of our exhibitions, and more. We hope this can be a resource for parents and educators who are engaging their kids in learning about art and social justice.

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