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
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

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