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
Remote Learning: 5 Free Tools and Our Customizable Art Guide Link

Remote Learning: 5 Free Tools and Our Customizable Art Guide

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Accessing a high quality art education is harder than ever with public schools losing their funding and students highly distanced with hybrid and remote learning. IPaintMyMind is committed to the equitable access of art education and its many benefits. From middle schoolers to kindergartners, students are trying to maintain some...

Jan 04, 2021
Profiling 14 Women and Nonbinary Artists That Are Part of Our Permanent Collection Link

Profiling 14 Women and Nonbinary Artists That Are Part of Our Permanent Collection

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Not to boast, but we have a pretty stellar art collection. JK, we feel pretty good boasting about it. Our permanent collection has over 1,500 pieces of two-dimensional artwork from over 50 artists! The work covers a whole range of styles, mediums, and diverse subject matter. We love each...

Dec 21, 2020
Representation: The Missing Backbone Of A Stellar Arts Education Link

Representation: The Missing Backbone Of A Stellar Arts Education

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If you think back to your elementary school, middle school, or high school arts education, I bet that we all have something in common. When you were taught about “capital-A Art” it was through people like Van Gogh, Picasso, Michelangelo, or Da Vinci. If you were lucky, maybe someone...

Dec 14, 2020
Detroit’s Heidelberg Project Is An Installation Piece Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Before Link

Detroit’s Heidelberg Project Is An Installation Piece Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Before

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What are the limits of a single piece of art? If you ask Tyree Guyton, there might not be any at all. His magnum opus, The Heidelberg Project is an installation piece — although not the kind of installation you would be familiar with. Instead of fitting comfortably in...

Sep 28, 2020
Top 7 Chicago Murals and Where To Find Them Link

Top 7 Chicago Murals and Where To Find Them

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Murals have a long and tumultuous history as an art form. They are often political, and can serve as catalysts for change or protest. They can also be important tools for establishing the identity and artistic lineage of a place. Murals are visual stories, and in Chicago, you can...

Sep 14, 2020
IPaintMyMind’s Arts Education Curriculum: Designed for E-Learning & Homeschooling Link

IPaintMyMind’s Arts Education Curriculum: Designed for E-Learning & Homeschooling

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Arts education is always a complex topic to navigate, mostly because funding is often tenuous in public schools, but also because impact and value are hard to quantify. That’s why IPaintMyMind’s team of Curriculum Designers and Art Teachers built these tools to pivot and augment arts learning for our...

Sep 03, 2020
IPaintMyMind Offers FREE Art Guide Curriculum to All Chicago Public Schools in Wake of Covid, Remote Learning for Fall 2020 Link

IPaintMyMind Offers FREE Art Guide Curriculum to All Chicago Public Schools in Wake of Covid, Remote Learning for Fall 2020

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At IPaintMyMind, we have been devoted to access and equity since our very first days as an organization. In fact, the very foundation of who we are and what we believe rests on the idea that everyone should have access to art, and to a high quality art education....

Sep 03, 2020
FREE Art Activity + 18 Art Lesson Plans From the IPaintMyMind Arts Education Curriculum and Resource Guide Link

FREE Art Activity + 18 Art Lesson Plans From the IPaintMyMind Arts Education Curriculum and Resource Guide

Art Resources for Teachers Featured Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind™

It’s a strange time for sure, and with the wide range of approaches to reopening schools that is happening nationwide, it’s clear that teachers, parents, families, and all the adults that support children will be looking for new ways to bridge this social gap. IPaintMyMind has been focused on...

Aug 29, 2020

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