Puerto Rico Arts Alliance provides in-school and after-school programs at 10 Chicago Public Schools across the Chicago-land area. Our Latin Music Project (LMP) and Studio Arts & Exhibition Program works in partnership with Chicago Public Schools and offers state-standardize curriculum designed classes at schools.
Our classes at our pubic schools and LMP Music Community School engage students in learning Cuarto – a mid sized guitar-like, which is prominent in Puerto Rico, Latin music, classic guitar, and violin. Participants learn how to read music, play traditional Latin American songs, and how to perform as a group.
Our Studio Arts & Exhibition Program curriculum provide youth the opportunity to learn the basic skills of mural painting, develop their professional portfolio, peer to peer discussions and portfolio presentation. Students are provided valuable life skills such attendance, hardwork, discipline and teamwork.
The Studio Arts & Exhibition Program provides after-school and summer Studio Arts programs in residency and offers visual arts programming to undeserved youth.
In collaboration with After School Matters, the Studio Arts Apprenticeship is a job-skill building program for teen’s age 14-18. Roberto Clemente Community Academy is our partner school for this program. The Clemente Mural Project is an opportunity for teens to work with a muralist to design and execute murals using art techniques.