MOW Screen Printing Workshop at Northwest Middle School
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 22/23 Shared Walls Program Application is LIVE!
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
Video Recap of IPMM’s Big Install Week in CPS Schools
Now that schools are back in full swing, we wanted to take the time to recap our Shared Walls Installation Week–the biggest yet! This year we were able to bring art galleries to 15 CPS schools around Chicago, revitalizing shared spaces and inspiring curiosity in thousands of students! We...Oct 04, 2021
The Digital Divide: The Challenges of Remote Learning and 5 Ways Parents Can Solve It
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us a great deal about ourselves. We know now, more than we did a year ago, that global calamities have the potential to exacerbate already existing inequities in all of our systems. Our educational systems are no exception, as we’ve watched remote learning shine...Jun 14, 2021
IPaintMyMind Founder Evan La Ruffa on Univision’s Primera Hora with Alex Hernandez: Sponsor A School Initiative
IPaintMyMind’s founder Evan La Ruffa appeared on an interview segment on Univision’s Primera Hora with Alex Hernandez on Tuesday, January 26th, to publicize our new Sponsor A School Initiative. It was an exciting opportunity to spread the news of our unique new charitable giving initiative, and to invite companies...Jan 28, 2021
Introducing the IPMM x Shawnimals Character Design Workshop
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
Corporate Charitable Giving: Chicago-Based Companies Invited to Sponsor A School’s Art Programs in 2021!
Your company is an innovative part of Chicago’s rich business community. You are a leader in your field, and your team is passionate about what they do. Your business thrives because it is a part of one of the largest and most vibrant cities in the world, because of...Jan 11, 2021
Representation: The Missing Backbone Of A Stellar Arts Education
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
IPaintMyMind x adidas Originals: Art for Retail That Gives Back Featuring Bee Harris
It’s been such a pleasure to work with adidas Originals over the years to launch and activate their fantastic flagship store on Milwaukee Ave in Chicago with great local art. We’ve been able to curate work by a wide variety of local artists including Sam Kirk, Ethan D’Ercole, Kate...Nov 12, 2020
Local Charities To Support in Chicago: How Does Sponsor A School Work?
Have you been looking for a cool way for your company to give back? Have you been searching for effective local charities? Maybe even to explicitly hit a few corporate social responsibility or employee volunteering goals? Do you want to make a meaningful impact for some of the best...Nov 09, 2020