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Forecast brings public art concepts and processes into classrooms.

Connections Gallery by Randy Walker at Roosevelt High School. Photo by Candida Gonzales.

“Connections Gallery” by Randy Walker at Roosevelt High School. Photo by Candida Gonzales.

We inspire and empower youth by promoting creativity, critical thinking, and the principles of civic engagement. We view education as an investment in the next generation of citizens and artists engaged in creating their own meaningful places. Public art learning empowers young people to make and care for their own places, and invest in their communities with pride and a sense of identity.

Our education program focuses on bringing people together to learn and connect around ideas, questions, and concepts related to public art.

Our K-12 education program, Public Art in the Schools, invites educators and artists into deep collaborations that result in public art making and public art curriculum.

We host workshops for all ages, lead tours, and can visit your school, community, or business to present about public art. We tailor our programming to meet your needs.

For more information about education program, contact Jen Krava at or 651.641.1128 ext. 111.

Learn more about our educational offerings through our case studies:

October 19, 2017

Jack Becker takes his public art and placemaking expertise to Peru

Forecast founder and Director of Consulting and Creative Services invited to assist with public art planning in Lima, Peru

Jack Becker, Forecast founder and Director of Consulting and Creative Services, was invited to visit Lima, Peru by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). Their interdisciplinary research group, EMPLAZAR (Space + Art + Public) is composed of art historians, architects, curators and philosophers, and is “dedicated to addressing the conditions of living in Lima through artistic dynamics in … Read More

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December 16, 2015

Revisiting Gordon Parks High School

Public Art in the Schools update

In 2013, Forecast collaborated with educators at Gordon Parks High School (GPHS) to integrate public art into curriculum. You can read about how  Forecast, teaching artist Peyton Scott Russell, and educators Ted Johnson  and Tom Davies worked with students to amplify student voices into the  neighborhood and community conversations about public space in our Case … Read More

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November 4, 2014

Case Study: Permanent Public Art

High School Students and artist Randy Walker design a permanent public art installation for Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis

Roosevelt High School – Minneapolis, MN: Between 2012-’14 Forecast Public Art partnered with teachers and students at Roosevelt High School in the Standish-Ericsson neighborhood of South Minneapolis, MN along with artist Randy Walker, to design and place an interactive public art sculpture on school grounds. Forecast was interested in helping the school community become more aware … Read More

August 20, 2014

Case Study: STEAM

Environmental stewardship through the design and creation of public art in a rain garden

Eagan, MN: Throughout May and June 2014, environmental designer Carrie Christensen and ceramicist Anna Metcalf worked with students at Glacier Hills Elementary to transform the school’s landscape with public art.  During the residency, students, artists and teachers applied engineering design and the artistic design processes to come up with a feasible way to incorporate functional public … Read More

July 31, 2014

Case Study: Civic Engagement

Activating student civic engagement through graffiti art mural

Graffiti Art Activates Student Civic Engagement   Gordon Parks High School – Civic Engagement/Graffiti Art Saint Paul, MN: Forecast Public Art continued to develop Public Art in the Schools through their partnership with Gordon Parks High School, a partnership in it’s second year. In 2013 and 2014, the Mardag Foundation supported Forecast Public Art in a second and deeper iteration … Read More

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