IPC (IpaintCreatures) has been inspiring, entertaining, educating and empowering folks of all ages worldwide for over two decades. Through performance poetry, visual storytelling, illustration, painting, and multimedia digital arts. He applies the power of the media and fine arts as a vehicle of learning integrated into the education process to develop self awareness and empowerment knowledge in his students.
IPC is an old school poetry slam champion and a published award winning performance poet. A two time world head to head haiku champion who hosted the international competition for ten years. He has shared the stage with Gary Snyder, Sonia Sanchez, Saul Williams , Wanda Coleman, Sherman Alexis, Nanao Sakaki and many poetry slam legends/champions and master poets. He holds a bachelors in media arts and a masters in education with an emphasis of integrating technology and the fine arts within the California State Art Guidelines. Known as IPaintCreatures on the internet (aka IPC) - is a advanced fantastical painter, illustrator and animator who has worked with George Lucas, apple computers and many high tech creative franchises. He specializes in concept creature design for entertainment industry and integrates it into his educational workshops.
IPC lost his father at a early age and then overcame a life threatening illness at age eleven. “The arts have always been a way for me to apply creativity and express my imagination to overcome adversity and childhood trauma.”
IPC offers an artistic experience that uses performance poetry, visual storytelling and the application of media arts as vehicles for learning and empowerment. Through the creation, performance, and publishing of ones own mythology. Students acquire self knowledge and awareness, providing them essential life skills to work through adversity and any of life’s challenges.
IPC is the creator of the Epic (Sci-Fi - Fantasy- Manga) story Matsu and the Creator/Director of THE FUNKYiPUPPETS
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