Teacher Feature: Sammy Rigaud Link

Teacher Feature: Sammy Rigaud

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Throughout our work at IPaintMyMind, we run into some of the most amazing, awe-inspiring teachers out there. We work with teachers who are rigorously committed to molding caring, creative, and whole children who will be well equipped to take on the world, and make it a better place. Our...

Nov 15, 2021
8 Pieces of Art That Literally Changed The World (To Share With Your Students) Link

8 Pieces of Art That Literally Changed The World (To Share With Your Students)

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All works of art create change and push already existing ideas in new directions and into new dimensions. However, there’s some art works that burst into existence at just the right moment, fueled by a changing world, a visionary mind, or a powerful new collective movement. These pieces of...

Oct 18, 2021
Salvador Dalí Assures Us That There Are No Limits Link

Salvador Dalí Assures Us That There Are No Limits

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In Salvador Dalí’s most famous painting, the iconic The Persistence of Memory, the eye bounces from one disturbingly amorphous figure to another. On the horizon line, a clock oozes over a decaying olive tree; below it, a disembodied face is draped over a rock in the coastal landscape of...

Sep 27, 2021
Afrofuturism: A Beginner’s Guide Link

Afrofuturism: A Beginner’s Guide

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Whether or not you have heard the term Afrofuturism before, you have almost definitely encountered the work of Afrofuturists, whether it was Parliament Funkadelic and their giant flying saucer, the kingdom of Wakanda, or the brash, expressive paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Chicago itself has been home to some of...

Sep 20, 2021
Unpacking One Of The Lesson Plans From The IPMM Arts Education Curriculum Link

Unpacking One Of The Lesson Plans From The IPMM Arts Education Curriculum

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The 2021/22 IPMM Arts Education Curriculum is live and available for purchase right now! We’re so excited to put this labor of love out into the world, to share with our community of teachers and educators. This comprehensive curriculum is 80+ pages long and includes 16 remixable and reusable...

Sep 06, 2021
An Open Letter To Our Community And A Promise To Educators Link

An Open Letter To Our Community And A Promise To Educators

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Two months ago, we delivered art supplies to an elementary school partnering with IPaintMyMind. Dropping off paint, sketchbooks, brushes, and more, we met with Stephany Jimenez, the energetic young art teacher at Seward Elementary who participated in our Shared Walls Program in 20/21 despite the pandemic, and added so...

Aug 30, 2021
Back to School: How Classroom Teachers Can Get The Most Out Of The IPMM Art Curriculum Link

Back to School: How Classroom Teachers Can Get The Most Out Of The IPMM Art Curriculum

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It’s that time of the year again! Students and teachers are heading back to the classroom, for the first full year of in-person instruction since the outbreak of Covid-19. In many cases, electives like art, music, and drama fell by the wayside during the pandemic, as core classes became...

Aug 23, 2021
7 Fantastic Books About Surrealism: Going Way Beyond Salvador Dali Link

7 Fantastic Books About Surrealism: Going Way Beyond Salvador Dali

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When you think of Surrealism, do you visualize melting clocks and a pencil-thin mustache? Many of us see Salvador Dali as the face and spirit of Surrealism. Although his strange, melancholy, and dream-like scenes certainly fit the bill, to stop there would be a tragedy. The Surrealist movement was...

Aug 16, 2021
Not (Just) Dead White Guys: Coloring Book, Learning Resouce, and Print Release Link

Not (Just) Dead White Guys: Coloring Book, Learning Resouce, and Print Release

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So what do Michelangelo, Leonardo Davinci, Vincent Van Gogh, and Pablo Picasso all have in common? Well, apparently, they’re the only artists anyone wants to talk about.  Oh, and they’re all (long) dead white guys.  If you go by the art curriculums in most classrooms, artists are mostly old,...

Aug 13, 2021
Infinitely Remixable: The IPMM 2021/22 Art Education Curriculum Link

Infinitely Remixable: The IPMM 2021/22 Art Education Curriculum

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Last year, we launched the First Edition of the IPMM Arts Education Curriculum. Informed by our work in and out of art classrooms all over the City of Chicago and the gaps that we saw within existing arts education frameworks, the curriculum was a labor of love and a...

Aug 02, 2021

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