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
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

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