Teacher Fellowship Program 2021–22 Student Exhibition

June 17–July 17, 2022
Curated by Christina Stavros

Teacher Fellowship Program 2021–22 Student Exhibition

Graphic with four color blocks (purple, yellow, green, and maroon), four images of student artworks, and the center white block reads: "Teacher Fellowship Program Student Exhibition 2021-2022"

Teacher Fellowship Program 2021–22 Student Exhibition

Opening reception: Saturday, June 11, 1–4 p.m.

This exhibition showcases artwork by 379 students in the classrooms of Intuit’s 2021–2022 Teacher Fellowship Program. The Teacher Fellows who are part of this program enable students to experiment with their creativity through the ethos that art can be made by anyone. Students experience the power of expression in a safe space, encouraged to explore their personal creative potential. Further, art teachers collaborate with colleagues of different subjects (math, speech, science, literature and special education) to build lesson plans that help students integrate the characteristics of self-taught art into cross-disciplinary learning.

Students transformed found and non-traditional materials into art pieces that reflect their personal visions and connect with their lived experiences. Young artists in Teacher Fellows’ classrooms were introduced to and inspired by self-taught artists Emery Blagdon, Eugene von Bruenchenhein, James Castle, Lee Godie, Lonnie Holley, Jesse Howard, Charlie Lucas, Kevin Sampson and Judith Scott and memory jars by anonymous artists.

Every year, this award-winning teacher professional development program reaches hundreds of students across Chicago. The 20 teachers and 11 schools in this year’s program came together from many neighborhoods and across the Chicago Public Schools network: Acero Victoria Soto High School, Azuela Elementary School, Beethoven Elementary School, Decatur Classical School, Foreman High School, Farvy Elementary School, Jahn School of Fine Art, Jordan Elementary School, Sabin Magnet School (4th and 7th/8th grades) and Walsh Elementary School, plus non-CPS school New Horizon Center.

Take a virtual tour

Tour Teacher Fellowship Program 2021–22 Student Exhibition from your device! To navigate the space, you can use the arrows on your keyboard or click the circles on the floor and drag your cursor to reposition. To read labels and see a work of art up close, click on the blue and teal pins; click the URL in the pop-up to open the file in another window.


View photos from Teacher Fellowship Program 2021–22 Student Exhibition on Flickr.
Teacher Fellowship Program Student Exhibition 2021-22

The Teacher Fellowship Program receives generous support from the following foundations:

Crown Family Philanthropies logo Polk Bros Foundation Terra Foundation for American Art logo