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Imagining a More Equitable Future: Rethinking the CPS Budget Link

Imagining a More Equitable Future: Rethinking the CPS Budget

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Art is a human right! It’s not just a slogan, but a true mission at IPaintMyMind. But, nowhere is access to art more important than in our classrooms. It’s essential that children are encouraged to be creative and expressive at a young age. It makes for self-aware, creative and...

Dec 12, 2022
5 Fun Ways for Art Teachers to Bust Out of the 4 Walls of Their Classroom Link

5 Fun Ways for Art Teachers to Bust Out of the 4 Walls of Their Classroom

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The classroom is a space for exploration and learning. It’s where the majority of our art education occurs, but with the arts frequently being underfunded and resources being restricted, the confines of a classroom can have its limitations. Art exists and functions far beyond the classroom, making experiential learning...

Nov 14, 2022
The Master Art Supplies Checklist for Teachers Link

The Master Art Supplies Checklist for Teachers

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From our friends at Blick, we’ve compiled a list of essential classroom art supplies. These items are inexpensive, durable, and high-quality, and make our shortlist for the most useful and practical supplies to stock up your classroom with.  They’re also useful for tons of different types of projects at...

Oct 31, 2022
5 Affordable Investment Purchases For Art Teachers Link

5 Affordable Investment Purchases For Art Teachers

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If you are an art teacher who is brainstorming ways to make smart long-term purchases for your classroom, here’s a list of 5 affordable investment purchases for art teachers. Maybe you have a little extra money left over at the end of the year, or have some funding coming...

Oct 03, 2022
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

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