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Humboldt Park Mural Arts Program- HPMAP Teaching Toolkit (2012)
About HP MAP The mission of the Humboldt Park Mural Arts Program (HPMAP) is to create new murals, restore old murals, and develop strategies that use murals as a way to represent community issues, ideas, and vision. HPMAP promotes murals as local destinations and uses them as a tool to revitalize the health, well-being, and vitality of Humboldt Park by developing neighborhood tours for biking and walking, a web-based mural guide designed and produced by youth from all over Chicago, and a school-based curriculum for teachers to use on walking field trips with their students. HPMAP Teaching Toolkit Community murals are excellent resources for lessons in history, culture, literature, and art. The HPMAP Enrichment Project has developed a teaching toolkit, including lesson plans for grades 3-5 and grades 6-8, to be used on walking field trips in the neighborhood. Download a free PDF of the Humboldt Park Mural Arts Curriculum Teaching Toolkit.
Humboldt Park Mural Arts Program- HPMAP Teaching Toolkit (2012)Civic Engagement
Humboldt Park Mural Arts Program- HPMAP Mural Tour (2012-Present)
About HP MAP The mission of the Humboldt Park Mural Arts Program (HPMAP) is to create new murals, restore old murals, and develop strategies that use murals as a way to represent community issues, ideas, and vision. HPMAP promotes murals as local destinations and uses them as a tool to revitalize the health, well-being, and vitality of Humboldt Park by developing neighborhood tours for biking and walking, a web-based mural guide designed and produced by youth from all over Chicago, and a school-based curriculum for teachers to use on walking field trips with their students. HP MAP Mural Tour You can go on a tour of selected murals in Humboldt Park with your friends and family by downloading and printing off one of the following:
- Mural Brochure- formatted to be printed on standard letter paper (8.5x11)
- Mural Brochure- formatted to be printed on legal paper (8.5x14) and folded in 4 parts to create a brochure
- A paper copy of the 8.5x14 brochure can be picked up at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Division Street Business Development Association, West Town Bikes, the 26th Ward Alderman Maldonado's office or the 1st Ward Moreno's office, State Representative Cynthia Soto's office, the Institute for Puerto Rican and Culture, the Illinois Department of Tourism, and the Chicago Department of Tourism. If you would like copies sent to your home or office for personal use or distribution, we would be more than happy to send you copies.
- In addition, a Spanish version will be distributed and uploaded on this page Summer 2013.
HP MAP Mural Tour- Online Google Map VersionTake an online tour with pictures and descriptions of the murals in Humboldt Park using the Google Map below. In addition, small QR code signs were installed at select murals that can be scanned with a smartphone in order to link to this map and additional information about the mural. View Humboldt Park Mural Arts Program in a larger map
Humboldt Park Mural Arts Program- HPMAP Mural Tour (2012-Present)Civic Engagement
HP MAP Family Mural Day
About HPMAP The mission of the Humboldt Park Mural Arts Program (HPMAP) is to create new murals, restore old murals, and develop strategies that use murals as a way to represent community issues, ideas, and vision. HPMAP promotes murals as local destinations and uses them as a tool to revitalize the health, well-being, and vitality of Humboldt Park by developing neighborhood tours for biking and walking, a web-based mural guide designed and produced by youth from all over Chicago, and a school-based curriculum for teachers to use on walking field trips with their students. HPMAP Family Mural Day (2013) The 2013 Family Mural Day will be scheduled soon. More details coming soon! HPMAP Family Mural Day (2012) On Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 a Mural-Making Workshop was offered free and open to the public at the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture. It was the culmination and celebration of a new Teaching Toolkit designed for teachers and students to explore the rich history and murals of the Humboldt Park community. The murals from the workshop were exhibited on the fence of the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (IPRAC) just in time for the 34th Annual Puerto Rican People’s Parade. In attendance were four guest artists and curators, who helped with the mural production. This included Antonio Martorell, Beto Torrens from San Juan, Anabel Vázquez-Rodríguez, and John Vergara, known for the design of the Humboldt Park community flag.
HP MAP Family Mural DayCivic Engagement
Germano Millgate (Spring 2012)
Germano Millgate (Spring 2012) Partners- CCDC (Chicago Community Development Corporation) and Mixbook.com archi-treasures partnered with COHD and using the computer lab will design and produce a Germano-Millgate yearbook with residents. A professional graphics artist and Germano adult resident was hired by archi-treasures to facilitate the workshop. In conjunction with Mixbook.com, archi-treasures published the yearbook.
Germano Millgate (Spring 2012)Civic Engagement
BJ Wright Courts (Spring 2012)
BJ Wright (Spring 2012) Partner- Blurb.com archi-treasures invited the public to participate in putting together the first ever Barbara Jean Wright Courts Community Cookbook. There were numerous recipes added to the cookbook by a variety of people within the community. The name of the cookbook is "Lunch With Ruby: A Fabulous Cookbook with Recipes by Residents of BJ Wright Court Apartments." In partnership with Blurb. com, archi-treasures was able to publish the cookbook and garner some recognition to Ruby, BJ Wright, and all of the wonderful recipes that they all provide.
BJ Wright Courts (Spring 2012)Civic Engagement
Lathrop Homes Community Planning Project (Summer 2011)
Lathrop Homes, an historic public housing development, is located on the Chicago River at the intersection of Diversey and Clybourn. The Chicago Housing Authority, along with Lathrop Community Partners, has begun a community planning process with the goal of revitalizing Lathrop Homes. As part of that process, archi-treasures conducted a Youth Community Planning Project which introduced fifteen community youth to twelve visiting speakers representing a variety of career paths. In addition, the youth were taught about green, sustainable development and given the opportunity to construct their own solar panel.
Lathrop Homes Community Planning Project (Summer 2011)Civic Engagement
Westhaven Park’s Weekends at Westhaven Event Series (2010)
Formerly the Henry Horner Homes, Westhaven is located just north of the United Center on the near west side. The challenge or working in such a neighborhood is to work with residents whose lives are vastly different from one another in an attempt to facilitate real community. archi-treasures embraces this challenge and has performed multiple successful projects in Westhaven Park over the years. In 2010, archi-treasures again partnered with Brinshore Michaels Development and released a request for artist proposals with the goal of developing a public art project which would create social bonds between Westhaven Park residents from different socioeconomic backgrounds. The Westhaven Park community discussed the proposals and was intrigued by Pete Stam’s proposal to build 68 cedar boxes that could be used as outdoor furniture for community events. As the boxes were built, archi-treasures helped host a number of events at Westhaven Park utilizing the boxes, including a movie night, a scrapbooking workshop, a talent show, a carnival, and a community dinner. Installation of the final boxes took place August 14, 2010 to the delight of a large community crowd.
Westhaven Park’s Weekends at Westhaven Event Series (2010)Civic Engagement
Legends South- Bronzeville Tours (2009)
About Legends SouthLegends South, located in the footprint of the former Robert Taylor Homes, is one of the Chicago Housing Authority’s mixed income housing developments. Partnering with Brinshore Michaels Development, archi-treasures first worked with the Legends South community in the summer of 2008.
Legends South Bronzeville ToursTo complement the summer programs focused on designing and building creative enhancements to the physical spaces shared by residents at Legends South, archi-treasures instituted the Bronzeville Tours Program in 2009. This program focused on research, writing, and presentation skills all while incorporating technology into the curriculum. Youth participants were taken on a variety of field trips and introduced to a number of guest lecturers. Bronzeville Tours was facilitated by Meghan Brown, an architect, designer, and dancer who teaches at Roosevelt University and has her own interior design business, Occupi Design. To see what youth in the program are learning, visit their Bronzeville Tours blog (created and maintained entirely by participants) at: bronzevilletours.blogspot.com.
Legends South- Bronzeville Tours (2009)Civic Engagement
Humboldt Park Mural Research Project
Humboldt Park Mural Research Project- A Component of MAP (2009) Partners- After School Matters, LISC Rumble Arts Center, 3413 W. North Avenue The Humboldt Park Mural Research Project (HPMRP) employed a team of youth from all over Chicago who investigated the richness and diversity of murals in Humboldt Park, designed and produced a mural guide and explanatory markers, creating a tour for residents and visitors to Humboldt Park.
Humboldt Park Mural Research ProjectCivic Engagement
Woodlawn Youth Solutions
Woodlawn Youth Solutions (2008) Christ Way Baptist Church 1210 East 62nd Street There were 30 large concrete plant containers in a cul-de-sac near Fiske Elementary School (62nd and Ingleside) that were neglected over the years. These containers were an eyesore and either stand barren or are overgrown with weeds. As a part of Alderman Willie Cochran's development plan for Woodlawn, the city removed these awkwardly placed containers in order to imporve the flow of pedestrians and motorized vehicles. The Woodlawn Youth Solutions summer project used community mapping methods to identify appropriate locations for the containers. They then researched the specifics of the new planter locations and designed decorative enhancements to the containers that refer to their place within the community and installed the planters. The Woodlawn Youth Solutions group created their own blog to track their progress, raise awareness, and garner support from their community. Click here to go to their blog.