Teacher Fellowship Program Student Exhibition
May 11-June 16, 2019
Curated by Melissa Smith
Assisted by Jane Castro
Intuit's Teacher Fellowship Program Student Exhibition showcases works generated from the 2018-2019 Teacher Fellowship Program. Inspired by self-taught and outsider art, students transformed found materials and used non-traditional techniques to create works of art that reflect their unique personal visions.
The 26 teachers whose students are represented in the exhibition are from 14 participating schools: Acero Victoria Soto High School, Burnside Scholastic Academy, Decatur Classical School, Ernst Prussing Elementary School, Hiawatha Elementary School, Hyde Park Academy High School, Jahn Elementary School of Fine Arts, James Russell Lowell Elementary School, John W. Garvy Elementary School, Mahalia Jackson Elementary School, Ogden International High School, Peace and Education Coalition High School – Sinclair Campus, Skinner West Elementary School, and William Howard Taft High School.
The Teacher Fellowship Program is Intuit’s award-winning professional development program for Chicago Public School teachers, which reaches more than 600 students across Chicago every year. Throughout the school year, the Teacher Fellowship Program supports a cohort of teachers to create an interdisciplinary lesson plan inspired by outsider artists. By introducing outsider art into their classrooms, Teacher Fellows are empowered to give their students an opportunity to create in a non-judgmental environment.