Meet Roxy Piersanti: CPS Teacher, Artist, Mother, and IPMM Board Member Link

Meet Roxy Piersanti: CPS Teacher, Artist, Mother, and IPMM Board Member

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Roxy Piersanti is a public school teacher, a mother, an artist, and a member of the IPaintMyMind board! A true Renaissance woman, Roxy has been helping IPMM for years, serving as the voice for educators on our board and steering the organization to fresh ways to support our teachers...

Sep 05, 2022
3 Lesson Plans From the 22/23 Visual Arts Education Curriculum Link

3 Lesson Plans From the 22/23 Visual Arts Education Curriculum

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It’s that time of the year again! We’re releasing the updated version of our Visual Arts Education Curriculum, bigger and better than ever. We’ve expanded the reach of the curriculum geographically, including lists of local art resources in 9 cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago. Detroit, LA, Miami, NYC, San Diego,...

Aug 22, 2022
14 Incredible Black, Latino & Asian Artists Every Art Teacher MUST Know About Link

14 Incredible Black, Latino & Asian Artists Every Art Teacher MUST Know About

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What kinds of artists did you learn about in school? I’m willing to bet that the list is pretty limited. Most of us learn about the same group of dead, white and overwhelmingly male artists. However, at IPMM we know how important representation is in arts education.  Students connect...

Jul 28, 2022
Eight Screen Printing Workshops in Eight Days With Over 400 Students and Teachers! Link

Eight Screen Printing Workshops in Eight Days With Over 400 Students and Teachers!

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From Friday May 27th to Friday June 3rd, we hosted EIGHT workshops at eight amazing CPS schools across the City of Chicago! From Belmont Cragin to Little Village to Pullman, we worked with over 400 students and teachers to screen print t-shirts and prints.  Each school was a Shared...

Jul 25, 2022
MOW Screen Printing Workshop at Northwest Middle School Link

MOW Screen Printing Workshop at Northwest Middle School

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Last month, we had a bunch of workshops at partner schools across the city. We packed the Mural On Wheels chock full of screen printing materials. At each school, we demonstrated how to pull a print, before helping students screen print their own t-shirts in the colors of their...

Jul 11, 2022
The Connection Between Art and Mental Health and Healing in Public Schools Link

The Connection Between Art and Mental Health and Healing in Public Schools

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We are in the midst of a mental health crisis among young people. Anxiety and depression have doubled since the start of the pandemic. In the U.S., over 2.5 million youth suffer from severe depression, 60% of which don’t receive any treatment. Within Chicago Public Schools, it’s not uncommon...

May 16, 2022
Lesson Plan For High School Art Teachers: Identifying Expression in Art Link

Lesson Plan For High School Art Teachers: Identifying Expression in Art

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At IPMM, many of our exercises for teachers are geared towards younger students. We wanted to rope our high school art teacher community in as well, by publishing a series of lesson plans designed for an older crowd. Today’s lesson plan explores expression in art, using visual analysis and...

Apr 25, 2022
The 22/23 Shared Walls Program Application is LIVE! Link

The 22/23 Shared Walls Program Application is LIVE!

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Calling all teachers, principals, and administrators! The IPMM 2022/23 Shared Walls Program application is officially LIVE! Get your application in early to ensure you get a spot in the next calendar year of Shared Walls programming.  Remember, the first year of our Shared Walls program is FREE for all...

Feb 07, 2022
Mental Health And Self-Care Resources For Chicago Teachers Link

Mental Health And Self-Care Resources For Chicago Teachers

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At IPaintMyMind, CPS teachers are our heroes. We are always inspired by the care, love, and empathy that our teachers have for each other and for students all over the city. Throughout the pandemic, teachers have been on the front lines, both as educators and advocates for students.  At...

Dec 20, 2021
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

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