We are thrilled to partner with Joseph Altshuler, Could Be Architecture, and his cohort of University of Illinois architecture and landscape architecture students. Joseph is currently teaching an advanced design seminar on children’s play structures. On March 2nd, Joseph and three of his students led a workshop with a class of 4th graders from KIPP One Primary to allow students to share design ideas for a play structure.
Using students’ designs and ideas, Joseph and his students will be working with a local fabricator to design and build a small play structure. It will debut to the public at an open house at the Design Museum of Chicago before it finds its permanent home inside KIPP One Primary!
The brilliant artists of AllKinds, a multidisciplinary design and fabrication studio that creates custom art installations, donated their time and expertise to install a beautiful gallery wall at KIPP One Academy. With a wire hanging system, felt blocks for pinning, and custom designed and painted letters, students’ ACHIEVEments can be displayed with elevated professionalism.
Check out this video, shown at this spring’s ASU+GSV Summit, showcasing KIPP Chicago students’ participation in the Once Upon A Time Capsule project!
Each year, a dedicated arts liaison from every school works with the Excellence team and School Leader to craft a $10k Creative Schools Fund grant proposal to bring meaningful art programming to students. We were thrilled to win three grants, with all programming scheduled to happen at the start of next school year. KIPP Ascend Primary will work with SkyART to bring arts therapy programming to 32 students for one semester. KIPP Academy Chicago Primary and KIPP Bloom Primary will both have the incredible opportunity to work with members of AllKinds Studio to design and create a unique art installation for their schools.