S: Patty Peixoto - Moments of Creation
BC: Patty Peixoto www.pattyarts.com 2012
1: Moments of Creation Patty Peixoto
2: Moments of Creation Throughout my life, I have believed that art should be accessible to everyone. Since 2007, I have worked in art therapy, nonprofits, or in arts education programs in Chicago. In Chicago Public Schools, I have been fortunate to work with children and their families from Chicago's immigrant and low-income communities in after school programs and family art projects. As an art teacher or invited visual artist, I witnessed so many moments of creative magic as children and adults discover the world of art. I also discovered the depths of creativity that everyone has, even if they think they are not an artist. My volunteer work with organizations that provide art and art therapy programs for adults with mental disabilities or addiction issues has further deepened my understanding and appreciation for human creativity in all its forms. It has inspired my own art work.
4: Mural at Esperanza Community Services 2011Julia Reynolds Shaw Grant A collaboration between Coleridge Adult Training Program and me! Chicago, 2011
5: ECS provides instruction and services to people with disabilities to reach their fullest potential toward a productive and independent life in the community.
6: Charles S. Deneen Elementary School Chicago 2011 After School Program Mosaic, 8x16 (2,5 x 6.0 m)
7: Ortiz Elementary In School Program "Learning colors, shape, composition recycling material" Chicago 2011 2nd and 3rd Grade
8: MURAL INSIDE | Joseph Jungman Elementary School 2010
9: MURAL OUTSIDE | Pilsen Wellness Center 2010
10: McKinley Park Elementary School The Wizard of OZ Classes on set and costume design with recycling material. Chicago 2010
12: BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL workshop | Shields Elementary School In School invited artist, 2010
13: Chicago's Morton Elementary Career Academy. Mural class, 2012
14: Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in many cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. Working with the Latino community in Chicago, this was a very special celebration in which I taught about culture and art.
15: DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Day of the Dead Dvorak Park District 2010
16: Christopher House Chicago 2010 Chicago Park District's Avondale Park . Home of Youth Leadership program for youth.
19: Calmeca Elementary School Mosaic for the school 4th and 8th grade
20: Workshop on Chine-collé with Japanese Theme Collaboration with artist Magda DeJose Calmeca Academy in Brighton Park
22: Irma C Ruiz Elementary School | Irma Ruiz Elementary School Parents recycled workshops, 2011
25: Watercolor classes 2012
27: Calmeca Academy Brighton Park Chicago, IL 2010
28: Parent Workshop Decoupage art 2012
30: Carnaval Brazil 2012 Shield Elementary School 2nd and 3rd grade
32: I have volunteered in the art program at Esperanza Community Services, which provides instruction and services to people with disabilities in Chicago since 2009. The art studio is an important tool for the improvement of each of the participants.
34: PATTY PEIXOTO I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Growing up in one of the world’s largest cities, I was fortunate to have access to experiencing art in all its forms. From an early age through my university years, I was actively involved in learning art techniques from teachers in Sao Paulo’s arts community. My first steps were drawing and watercolors. Later, I experimented with costume design and graphic arts, working in Sao Paulo’s theater and in advertising companies. After relocating to Chicago in 1997, I have worked in a lot of different media, including collage, mixed media, installations, and acrylic paintings. As an artist, everything I see, feel, and experience feeds into my work. The encounters I have had with students and art program participants of all ages and abilities have inspired me as a human being and enriched my own work as an artist. I tend to use bold, defining lines, vibrant colors, and bright motifs in my work, which explores psychology, spirituality, identity. The characters in my work range from the whimsical to the sublime. I like to use imagery from dreams or symbols. I have shown my work throughout Chicago and in Sao Paulo.