A Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster School

Fine Arts Magnet Education (FAME)


Want to get involved? Email FAME@RavenswoodElementary.org

FAME is a Parent/Teacher committee focused on the support, evolution, and community awareness of the arts and arts integration at Ravenswood Elementary School.

Ravenswood School is a Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster school. Fine Arts classes at Ravenswood consist of Dance, Visual Arts, and Drama. For more information on class offerings, see below:

Upcoming FAME Events

Ram Jam!  Ravenswood community open mic night hosted by FAME. See weekly newsletter for details!

High School Audition Prep Workshop.  Eight grade learners can participate in this high school audition readiness workshop free of charge! Hosted by FAME. See weekly newsletter for details!

FAME Meetings. 2017/2018 School Year: 10.19.17, 2.22.18, 3.15.18, 5.17.18. Email FAME@RavenswoodElementary.org for specific meeting location and time.

Artists Among Us~

Did You Know?!…

Bob Fosse, Oscar & Tony winning Director, performer, and Choreographer (Chicago, Cabaret, Pippin, to name a few) attended Ravenswood Elementary School!?! Learn more about him and how Chicago honors his legacy here:  http://verdonfosse.com/category/bob-fosse/

Ms. Kitty currently works with art teachers throughout CPS and has played a prominent role in developing the respected “Every Art, Every Child” arts integration curriculum for elementary school teachers. http://everyarteverychild.org/

FAME Fundraising Initiatives~

A New Life for Your Old iPhone: Would you like to DONATE your old IPHONE to be used for arts integration documentation at Ravenswood?!  GREAT! Send phones to Ms. Kitty’s room. We appreciate you!

Arstonia is a digital platform where Ravenswood learners upload images of their artwork to be printed on mugs, t-shirts, mousepads, and other commodities to be purchased by their loved ones. And this one is a win/win, as Friends of Ravenswood School (FORS) receives 20% of all Ravenswood order totals!! Artsonia is the largest student art museum in the world. With a user friendly app for smart phones, this program is easy to navigate, and even upload artwork from home!! Visit Ravenswood@Artsonia!

Ravensviews raise money for Ravenswood arts programming, and facilitate community arts experiences. Partnering with local theatres, musicians & venues, and art classes, these events offer our Ravenswood community an opportunity to experience art in the community while contributing to Ravenswood learners’ experience of the arts in the classroom. A percentage of all revenue generated by Ravenswood patrons will go directly to Friends of Ravenswood School! Upcoming Ravensviews will be communicated in the weekly Ravenswood newsletter.

Spring Forward (Friends of Ravenswood School): Friends of Ravenswood School’s annual Spring Forward Benefit raises money for resources and experiences that support and enrich our learners, arts included! For more info on FORS, see the FORS web page. For more information on Spring Forward, see the Spring Forward web page

FAME Community Partnerships 

StudioUs offers year-round, weekly fine art classes for students age 4 and up. Based on classical art training methods, we shape each level of our curriculum to the unique needs of each age group we serve. StudioUs is located at 4806 N Clark Street Chicago, IL 60640.

Help Ravenswood by learning with StudioUS! StudioUS is donating 15% of all Ravenswood learner registrations, year-round! 

CCAP Center for Community Arts Partnerships at Columbia College

The Center for Community Arts Partnerships (CCAP) at Columbia College Chicago is committed to transforming lives through the arts. To fulfill that mission, CCAP develops programs that expand learning, connect Columbia College Chicago to schools and communities, and build a new generation of engaged artists.

CCAP offers classes to Ravenswood learners before and after school, free of charge, taught by talented, experienced local teaching artists.


Youth Guidance Before & After School Adventures (BASA)

Youth Guidance creates and implements school-based programs that enable at-risk children to overcome obstacles, focus on their education and, ultimately, to succeed in school and in life. Ravenswood learners can enroll in Youth Guidance programming for a fee. For more information: http://ravenswoodelementary.org/basa/