Shawnimals & Kat Sampson T-Shirt Releases – You Can Draw and Fauci Link

Shawnimals & Kat Sampson T-Shirt Releases – You Can Draw and Fauci

Art Featured Merch Nonprofits

We’re super excited to be debuting two new t-shirts available for purchase on our website. Buying a t-shirt is a great way to support our mission, and for us to get amazing wearable art from our Partner Artists out to our supporters. We love working with artists to settle...

Feb 21, 2021
IPaintMyMind Hiring Artists Working in Prints, Illustration, and Graphic Design to Create Video Workshops for Schools Link

IPaintMyMind Hiring Artists Working in Prints, Illustration, and Graphic Design to Create Video Workshops for Schools

Art Featured Tips for Artists

IPaintMyMind has always been committed to providing accessible and well-crafted resources to art teachers. Of course, the ways in which we do that have changed drastically in the past year. With Covid-19 fundamentally altering the nature of education, we’ve been adapting our resources to fit new needs.  One of...

Feb 17, 2021
Our Big Idea: Get Art, Give Back and How IPaintMyMind Turns Art Into Impact Link

Our Big Idea: Get Art, Give Back and How IPaintMyMind Turns Art Into Impact

Art Featured Nonprofits

Here at IPaintMyMind, we have a pretty unique model. It’s self-sustaining, and if rendered artistically, makes an absolutely perfect wheel. We call it the Wheel of Impact, and it illustrates the way that our services create a feedback loop where art and action create social change. Our big idea...

Feb 15, 2021
Art Of The Chicago Black Lives Matter Protests Link

Art Of The Chicago Black Lives Matter Protests

Art Featured Murals

Although the summer’s explosive Black Lives Matter reckoning on race and equity in America has mellowed through the fall months, the activism and organizing which constitutes the BLM movement continues daily. And the conversations which began in the last few months are no less critical to the country going...

Feb 08, 2021
Hiring: IPaintMyMind Seeking Arts & Social Justice Editorial Contributor Link

Hiring: IPaintMyMind Seeking Arts & Social Justice Editorial Contributor

Featured Nonprofits

IPaintMyMind is seeking a new Arts & Social Justice Editorial Contributor / Blogger to write articles about art, arts education, and IPMM’s mission and services. In this position, you would write 1-2 articles a month to be published on our blog, a valuable resource for teachers, students, artists, business...

Feb 05, 2021
8 Amazing BIPOC-Led Chicago Education and Arts Orgs Link

8 Amazing BIPOC-Led Chicago Education and Arts Orgs

Featured Nonprofits

It’s no secret to anyone that Chicago is a historically segregated city with a legacy of wildly disproportionate municipal funding. For decades, the city government has been over-investing in white communities and disinvesting in black and brown communities. Communities of color are over policed and under resourced, creating starkly...

Feb 01, 2021
IPaintMyMind Founder Evan La Ruffa on Univision’s Primera Hora with Alex Hernandez: Sponsor A School Initiative Link

IPaintMyMind Founder Evan La Ruffa on Univision’s Primera Hora with Alex Hernandez: Sponsor A School Initiative

Art Featured Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind™

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
The IPaintMyMind Art Guide and How It Satisfies National Art Standards Link

The IPaintMyMind Art Guide and How It Satisfies National Art Standards

Art Resources for Teachers Featured

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

Art Resources for Teachers Featured

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

Art Resources for Teachers Featured Nonprofits

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

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