Cindy IngramArtist, Writer, Educator, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Radical Wonderer
In an overwhelming world, art helps you come home to yourself.
Hi! I’m Cindy, and I help heart-centered people come home to their deepest selves through art and connection.
I am a writer, artist, poet, educator, speaker, podcaster, and entrepreneur. Connecting with works of art and crafting innovative learning activities are my superpowers, and I have dedicated my life to bringing the magic of art connection to others. A former art museum educator and art teacher with a B.A. in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.A. in Art Education from the University of North Texas, I have supported teachers and their students through my work as founder and CEO of Art Class Curator since 2014.
I am passionate about taking art out of dark, stuffy lecture halls and out of the pretentious gatekeeping of “fine art” and into the hearts, minds, and lives of everyone. I measure my success with the volume of tears shed.
I live in Wylie, Texas with my fully-neurodiverse family, which includes my husband, two daughters, and two dogs (the dogs are self-diagnosed). I delight in all things science, philosophy, art, and psychology and unironically marveling about thoughts, ideas, and feelings. When I am not on the couch playing video games with a dog on my lap, you’ll find me reading, traveling, playing board games with friends, watching musical theater, creating mixed media collages in my art journal, and, of course, visiting art museums.
If you would like to experience more of my art connection magic, pick up my book Art Is About Being Whole: A Memoir or check out my podcast Art and Self with Cindy Ingram or my programs Curated Connections (for art teachers) and The Art Connection Circle. In my work with groups and individual clients, I combine my art and teaching expertise with my obsession of philosophy, personal development, and coaching to create a unique take on both how to engage with art and how to use art as a tool for self discovery, clarity, and action.
Cindy is truly excellent at creating a safe space to share, explore, and feel heard. I was never worried that I was going to say the wrong thing or that I couldn’t say something that I wanted to say because of how it would be reacted to. That safe space allowed us to create deep bonds.
Cindy holds such a safe, supportive, and empowering space during all of her coaching sessions. This allows me to really dig deep and safely explore what has been holding me back from reaching my goals – and encourages and supports me to move forward towards what really fills me up in life! I am honoured to have Cindy as my coach and to know I have someone in my corner supporting me in seeing and realizing my worth, potential, and goals.