Collaborative Projects is a studio art class organized by Mary Carothers at the University of Louisville, Hite Art Institute. Projects for the class have been supported by a UofL SUN grant (Supporting Undergraduate iNnovation) an outreach-oriented partnership among at the university. Under the theme "Shelter" the participants in this class work on three collaborative efforts. One combines image and text in a union of visual art and poetry; each poet writes for the artist and each artist visually responds to the poets. These pieces will be displayed in bus shelters for the Transit Authority of River City, Louisville's public transportation system. The second effort empowers the voice of children through the teaching and mentorship of the class participants. The third combines these efforts in a multi-media exhibition.