16 Free Lesson-Planning Resources for Art Teachers

16 Free Lesson-Planning Resources for Art Teachers

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The struggle of being an art teacher includes a unique blend of external doubt and internal friction. Art teachers share the same classroom and behavioral challenges that other elementary and secondary educators face while combating a similar stigma that troubles humanities departments across higher education–a skepticism about its value...

Feb 17, 2020
An Art Teacher’s Perspective: Working with IPaintMyMind & The Shared Walls Program

An Art Teacher’s Perspective: Working with IPaintMyMind & The Shared Walls Program

Art Art Resources for Teachers Featured Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind™

Hey everyone, Roxy here. I’m writing you because I have some cool news and a great opportunity to pass along to other CPS educators and schools! I recently accepted an invitation to become a member of the Board of Directors of IPaintMyMind, a local nonprofit arts organization that I’ve worked...

Feb 05, 2020
Learn Art Preparation Skills Via SAIC’s RE-TOOL 21 Program

Learn Art Preparation Skills Via SAIC’s RE-TOOL 21 Program

Art Art Resources for Teachers Events Featured Tips for Artists

Photo by Evan La Ruffa. The Art Institute of Chicago’s Warhol exhibit came to a close last week. Walking away from the retrospective, with its massive painted silkscreen works and comprehensive showing, one relishes in the pleasant paradox of the extraordinary yet typical workings of the museum. How in...

Feb 03, 2020
See, Think, Do: Making Art at LaSalle Language Academy

See, Think, Do: Making Art at LaSalle Language Academy

Art Art Resources for Teachers Featured Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind™

It’s amazing to see what students at our partner schools are making as a result of their exposure to and engagement with the art exhibitions we have installed in 23 CPS schools for the 2019/2020 school year. We’ve had a lot of fun working with LaSalle Language Academy, from...

Jan 31, 2020
6 Arts Organizations Offering Fantastic Programs to Chicago Public Schools

6 Arts Organizations Offering Fantastic Programs to Chicago Public Schools

Art Art Resources for Teachers Featured

As jobs become increasingly automated, it is a skillset in creativity, storytelling, language, and big ideas that will separate job candidates. These types of skills are developed through arts and humanities. Unfortunately, schools are still necessarily dependent on outside organizations for support when it comes to arts education. It...

Nov 27, 2019
7 Incredibly Free Resources for Art Teachers

7 Incredibly Free Resources for Art Teachers

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As we head into the final days of October, the Chicago Public School strike continues. The Chicago Teachers Union is fighting for the addition of nurses and social workers and against overcrowded classrooms. We’d like to lend our support! Here are seven FREE resources for teachers to utilize now and...

Oct 29, 2019
Turning Art Rentals Into Free Art Workshops for Kids

Turning Art Rentals Into Free Art Workshops for Kids

Art Resources for Teachers Featured Nonprofits Workplace Solutions

In the nonprofit sector, there’s always an issue around funding. A lack of it, or the cost of finding it. Companies are also looking for cool ways to give back, and every year arts funding in schools gets slashed. At IPaintMyMind, we’ve built a model that relies on our...

Aug 26, 2019
How We Turn Corporate Art Rentals Into Local Impact

How We Turn Corporate Art Rentals Into Local Impact

Art Art Resources for Teachers Featured Nonprofits

When it comes down to it, at our core, we are a conduit. Our corporate art rental service has been an incredible driver of the impact we make in our communities. It’s been vital in creating connections between communities that might not otherwise interact to coffer value & service...

Jul 15, 2019
7 Benefits of Art Education in Chicago Public Schools

7 Benefits of Art Education in Chicago Public Schools

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Discover 7 amazing benefits of investing in art education for Chicago Public School Students, plus sought-after skills garnered from arts education, here!

Apr 23, 2018
4 Studies on the Importance of Art in Education

4 Studies on the Importance of Art in Education

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Critics of arts education point to a lack of skilled American workers in critical industries and ask, ‘why is art education important in schools when all the good jobs are in math and science?’ Ahead, we unpack that misconception.

Feb 05, 2018