Artist Process Video Series: Michelle Chandra of Dirt Alley Design Link

Artist Process Video Series: Michelle Chandra of Dirt Alley Design

If you haven’t noticed yet, we’re kicking off a killer video series highlighting some of our featured artists and their processes. The IPaintMyMind permanent collection boasts over 50 artists! That’s right — fifty! We love all of them and want to showcase the range of styles, focuses, and mediums...

Aug 06, 2020
Volunteer Opportunity: Hang an Art Gallery In a Public School With IPaintMyMind Link

Volunteer Opportunity: Hang an Art Gallery In a Public School With IPaintMyMind

Have you been looking for an exciting opportunity to get involved with the city’s vibrant art community? Or perhaps some training in art hanging and handling? This is the perfect time to lend your energy to one of Chicago’s art nonprofits. IPaintMyMind’s unique Shared Walls™ program gives one free...

Aug 03, 2020
6 Incredible Art Books That Are Worth Twice The Price Link

6 Incredible Art Books That Are Worth Twice The Price

I love picking up my art books and getting lost inside their pages. Mostly because they feel like a break from reality, a time to steep one’s self in a way of making, a philosophy, or stories of lived experiences that inform the art we have grown to love....

Jul 27, 2020
9 Super Cheap Art Project Ideas Your Students (and You!) Will Love Link

9 Super Cheap Art Project Ideas Your Students (and You!) Will Love

This YouTube playlist is full of super fun and accessible arts and crafts projects that your students (or you!) can do virtually or in the classroom. These are projects for a slightly older cohort of students, but could be easily adapted for younger children. They’re all user-friendly, and you’ll...

Jul 17, 2020
INTERVIEW: IPaintMyMind Board Member Roxy Piersanti Link

INTERVIEW: IPaintMyMind Board Member Roxy Piersanti

Welcome to the first in a series of interviews with IPaintMyMind board members! Our board is a diverse group of folks who come from many backgrounds, and are drawn to the IPMM mission. It’s so interesting to hear their stories, perspectives, and experiences watching IPMM grow and continue to...

Jul 13, 2020
Top 10 Lesson Plans From Dickblick.com Link

Top 10 Lesson Plans From Dickblick.com

Are you an art teacher searching for new and innovative lesson plans for your students? Well, good news if you are! This list compiles the 10 best FREE lesson plans available on Dickblick.com. Of course, Blick recommends their own high-quality materials in each of these plans, but if you...

Jul 10, 2020
VIDEO: IPaintMyMind x Storm Print City, Process and Street Printing Link

VIDEO: IPaintMyMind x Storm Print City, Process and Street Printing

Artist Russell Muits, aka Storm Print City, is an avid traveller, but in an entirely new dimension. He traverses city streets, alleys, and intersections to make unique prints of storm covers, manholes, sewer lids, and other metal bits.  He has termed this “street printing”, and it is a journey...

Jul 06, 2020
12 Creative Jobs Your Students Could Land Link

12 Creative Jobs Your Students Could Land

If you are an art teacher or any kind of artist you know that funding your passions can be tough. And what’s worse, people who aren’t in the arts are constantly assuming that there are no good creative and well-paid jobs.  Well, I’m here to tell you that the...

Jun 29, 2020
IPaintMyMind’s Unique Model That Provides One FREE Year of Arts Programming to Chicago Public Schools Link

IPaintMyMind’s Unique Model That Provides One FREE Year of Arts Programming to Chicago Public Schools

If you’ve been working within the Chicago Public School system for a while, you know how tough it is to access the kinds of resources and programs that your students deserve. Especially when it comes to the arts, you probably feel like the last priority. At I Paint My...

Jun 22, 2020

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