A collaborative effort to create an innovative creative learning community for teachers, teaching artists, teens, and artists.

This experimental model of collaborative arts education brings together a cohort of high school students and educators, artists, and arts administrators to look at, talk about, and make art. Each participant is an equal stakeholder in the process, contributing their unique skills and perspectives to the work of dismantling traditional learning hierarchies and embracing multiple roles as learner, teacher, and maker. Collectively, participants explore the many ways in which art can help us think critically and creatively about our world. The six-week sessions take place outside of school hours at the Smart Museum, the nearby Arts Incubator in Washington Park, and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.

Website: http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/programs-events/schools-and-teachers/cocre8/


  • Michael Christiano
    Director of Education and Interpretation, Smart Museum of Art

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