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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 jenk@forecastpublicart.org or 651.641.1128 ext. 111.

Learn more about our educational offerings through our case studies:

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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July 24, 2014

Video: Glacier Hills Elementary Residency 1

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 Metcalfe 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

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July 11, 2014

Case Study: Multi-Media

Students create documentaries and public art billboards

High school educators + media artist + high school students   = Objects of Home, student documentaries and public billboards on home and migration.   Minneapolis, Minn. – Gordon Parks High School worked with media artist Deacon Warner of IFP MN to create a series of documentary films called Objects of Home complemented by live digital billboards in downtown Minneapolis courtesy of ClearChannel Outdoor. See the complete log … Read More

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June 18, 2014

The Connections Gallery – a permanent, changeable installation

Students and staff at Roosevelt High School collaborate with Randy Walker

Roosevelt High School, a public school located in the Standish-Ericsson neighborhood of South Minneapolis, has been quietly working on plans for a large scale outdoor sculpture for the school and the larger community. In collaboration with Forecast Public Art and artist Randy Walker, the “Connections Gallery” installation is a permanent structure with changeable components that Roosevelt, … Read More

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April 7, 2014

The Sunflower Revolution

Public art at the EcoArts Festival May 17, 2014

Each spring, Forecast is hired as a consultant to ArtStart to bring public art to their EcoArts Festival on Harriet Island. Artists are invited to respond to an open call and are selected by a community panel.  The event is scheduled for May 17 from 10am-3pm bringing youth and families from around the region to the … Read More

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