10 Arts Education Resources Available For Download on Kindle Link

10 Arts Education Resources Available For Download on Kindle

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Art education is often overlooked by teachers and administrators who are constantly being told that they should be more focused on their students’ progress in “real world” subjects like math and science. However, a great art curriculum has the power to transcend art class and positively affect a child’s...

Jun 07, 2021
Interview: Janani Nathan On Acknowledging Pandemic Loss And Anxiety While Teaching Virtually Link

Interview: Janani Nathan On Acknowledging Pandemic Loss And Anxiety While Teaching Virtually

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Janani Nathan is a Chicago-based multimedia artist, CPS art teacher, and tattoo artist. Her art is colorful, organic, and full of vivid dream-scenes and fantastical imagery. Janani’s experiences span a wide swath of the art world, from being a practicing artist, going to art school, becoming a high school...

May 05, 2021
Humans Have Always Been Artists: The Guayabero River Paintings Link

Humans Have Always Been Artists: The Guayabero River Paintings

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Although prehistoric humans developed in different ways and on different timelines throughout the world, they share a common moment. That moment is the first piece of art created by a community of these ancient people. It’s usually something that occurs when people start living in larger groups, and is...

Apr 19, 2021
11 Rock Solid Statistics That Prove How Vital Art Education Is For Kids Academic & Social Achievement Link

11 Rock Solid Statistics That Prove How Vital Art Education Is For Kids Academic & Social Achievement

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Although funding for arts education has been decreasing en masse in public and private schools across the country for decades, numerous scientific studies have shown time and time again that art education is a transformative force in schools. Meaningful access to art education has a deep impact on almost...

Mar 22, 2021
Art 101: The Difference Between Prints and Original Works of Art Link

Art 101: The Difference Between Prints and Original Works of Art

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Whether you’re a seasoned critic or simply an art lover, knowing the difference between prints and originals is a critical step in art appreciation and collection. While the difference may be obvious to some, the nuance of prints versus originals can change how people interact with art on a...

Mar 10, 2021
The Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (AfriCOBRA) And The Wall of Respect Link

The Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (AfriCOBRA) And The Wall of Respect

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Black art has been the driving force for much of American cultural history. Whether jazz, rap, the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance, street art, hiphop, or spoken word: most uniquely American art forms owe their existence to pioneering black artists. This is no different when it comes to the...

Feb 22, 2021
The IPaintMyMind Art Guide and How It Satisfies National Art Standards Link

The IPaintMyMind Art Guide and How It Satisfies National Art Standards

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The IPaintMyMind Art Guide, whether for Art Teachers or for Classroom Teachers through our Shared Walls program, or as our standalone Arts Education Curriculum & Resource Guide, has been intentionally crafted to fulfill National Art Standards. Our curriculum was developed by arts educators who are intimately familiar with these...

Jan 25, 2021
Safe Return or No Return: Teach-Out In Belmont Cragin Link

Safe Return or No Return: Teach-Out In Belmont Cragin

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As the rift between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union widens over the city’s perilous Covid-19 reopening plan, teachers all over the city are finding ways to show their solidarity with the Preschool and Special Needs teachers that have already been called back to in-person learning. They’re...

Jan 21, 2021
Letter From The Editor: On The CPS Reopening Plan Link

Letter From The Editor: On The CPS Reopening Plan

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Dear Chicago parents, students, teachers, and administrators,  I am a proud Chicago Public Schools alumna. I went to Blaine Elementary School, and graduated from Lane Tech High School. As such, I am a dogged defender of public education and fully funding public schools. Today, I work for IPaintMyMind because...

Jan 20, 2021
Introducing the IPMM x Shawnimals Character Design Workshop Link

Introducing the IPMM x Shawnimals Character Design Workshop

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Banner Photograph by Michael Salisbury Throughout the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, IPMM has been searching for new ways to adapt and tweak our existing programming to be better suited for the new world we find ourselves in. One of the things we miss the most is being in-person...

Jan 13, 2021

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