Elementary School

Michele Clark High School by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Austin, 5101 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60644
Year(s): 2017-2018
Participants: 9th-12th grade, volunteers and summer interns 
Description: Inside Michele Clark Magnet High School the pillars are decorated with 4 particularly influential African American icons that have made a lasting impact on many lives through their philanthropic work: Michele Clark Barack Obama, Chance the Rapper, and Muhammad Ali.

The 2017 mural at the Michelle Clark High School depicts a plane soaring over the city of Chicago, in honor of the bright futures that await the wonderful Clark students!

Inter-American Elementary by TechTeam

 

Location: Lake View - 851 W. Waveland, Chicago, IL
Year(s): 2013
Participants: 30 [9th-12th grade students]
Partner(s): After School Matters
Description: Located on columns at the front of the school and the wall facing the playground, these murals feature imagery from international cultures, such as Japan and Mexico. 

Inter-American is one of the oldest and most comprehensive dual language schools in the Midwest. Students learn to speak, read and write fluently in both Spanish and English.

Hearst Fine Arts Academy & Academy for Global Citizenship by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: LeClaire Courts - 4640 S Lamon, Chicago, IL 60638
Year(s): 2013
Participants: 500 [4th-8th grade students]
Partner(s): Openlands
Description: OSituated between the campuses of both schools, the words "grow" and "conserve" are accompanied by scenes depicting a garden and a natural landscape.

Dvorak Elementary by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Lawndale - 3615 W 16th St, Chicago IL 60623
Year(s): 2015
Participants: 80 [4th-8th graders]
Partner(s): Crown Foundation, Academy for Urban School Leadership
Description: Wrapping around the front and side of the school, the mural incorporates a three-dimensional butterfly and caterpillar in its message about hard work and transformation.

The Chicago Academy by Erica Hawkinson

Location: Portage Park - 3400 N Austin, Chicago IL 60634
Year(s): 2015
Participants: 20 [4th-8th graders]
Partner(s): Family Focus, Academy for Urban School Leadership
Description: Installed in the foyer of the school's main entrance, this mural blends the school's mascot, a dolphin, with the inspiring words such as think, hope, and achieve.

 

Melody Elementary School by TechTeam

 

Location: East Garfield Park - 3938 W Wilcox St, Chicago, IL
Year(s): 2013
Participants: 500 [4th-8th grade students]
Partner(s): Kitchen Community, Architects for Humanity. 
Description: Surrounding the school's garden and outdoor learning area, the murals depict the various stages of the agricultural cycle. 

Suder Montessori Elementary School by TechTeam

 

Location: West Town - 2022 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL
Year(s): 2013
Participants: 250 [4th-8th grader students]
Description: This mural depicts elements of the Montessori philosophy including nature in the classroom, exploration of the environment, and the role of education in establishing peace.

Prescott Elementary by TechTeam

 

Location: Lathrop Homes - 1632 W. Wrightwood, Chicago, IL
Year(s): 2011
Participants: 600 [4th-8th grade students]
Partner(s): Family Focus
Description: Over 4 years, GSM completed 4 murals here, the largest of which faces the school's field and playground along Ashland Ave and illustrates that "we are the authors of our lives."

LaSalle II Elementary School by TechTeam

 

Location: Ukrainian Village - 1148 N Honore St, Chicago IL
Year(s): 2011
Participants: 300 [4th-8th grade students]
Description: Wrapping around the north and east entrances of the school building that faces Division Ave, this mural emphasizes the natural world.