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every student deserves art

art in action

K-8 Art Curriculum | Easy to Teach | Parent Engagement | Ready-To-Use Supplies

Art in Action is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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what we do

we’ve designed a
complete art program

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Art in Action’s curriculum spans from K-8, so whether you’re looking to teach art to a single class or a whole school, we’ve got you covered.

we train your
teachers & volunteers

6th Grade Training 2013
Having a culture of art at your school means everyone can get involved! Most training can be done over the web, even if you’ve never taught art before.

we provide the
art materials

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You can purchase all the pre-cut, counted, and labeled program-specific art supplies needed for a year of art!  We present an easy turnkey solution for teachers and parent volunteers.

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a quick introduction

why we do it

art develops leaders

“Arts education fosters bright, creative, and socially engaged students who will grow up to be our next leaders, parents, teachers, artists, and engineers. Their innovative ideas will shape industries; their creative thinking will find out-of-the-box solutions for a global society, and will provide students with a way to understand themselves, and have a sense of belonging.” — Jane Chu, National Endowment for the Arts

art builds creative confidence

“Art in Action not only provides an exposure to the arts, it helps students develop self esteem, is an outlet for creative expression, and it increases parent participation within the school. Our students are very fortunate to have this program.” — Art in Action Parent Docent

art expands knowledge

“My class has studied Van Gogh, Ghirlandaio, Miro, and African textiles to name a few… I see my students lose any hesitation with regard to self-expression and make meaningful connections across the curriculum. They are as intrigued by the lives and techniques of the artists as they are with the projects.” — Elementary School Teacher

we currently make an arts education accessible to:

200
schools

2500
teachers & parents

50,000
students

but there are still

4 million

students without access to a visual arts program

 

join us in our mission to bring art to students everywhere

 

 

the curriculum

art around the world

KINDERGARTEN

art tells a story

1st GRADE

the artist’s vision

2nd GRADE

perspective in art

3rd GRADE

modern art

4th GRADE

american art

5th GRADE

ancient art

6th GRADE

renaissance art

7th GRADE

art and the american experience

8th GRADE

pricing

Build an Art In Action Program at Your School!

Join over 350,000 children engaged in their learning through art to date.

  • Sample Our Curricula (one lesson)

  • Free

    One Sample Lesson
  • One-Time License
  • Online Access to a Sample Art Lesson
  • Year-round Support
  • Webinar Orientation
  • Free training for teachers/volunteers
  • PapersPlus art materials kit for a classroom
  • Complete ArtBox art materials for a classroom
  • Custom training at school available
  • Try Now
  • access to lessons (one classroom)

  • $200

    Year
  • Annual License
  • Online Access to 12 Art Lessons
  • Year-round support
  • Webinar Orientation
  • Free training for teachers/volunteers
  • PapersPlus art materials kit for a classroom
  • Complete ArtBox art materials for a classroom
  • Custom training at school available
  • Order Now
  • lessons and materials (one classroom)

  • $390

    Year
  • Annual License
  • Online Access to 12 Art Lessons
  • Year-round support
  • Webinar Orientation
  • Free training for teachers/volunteers
  • PapersPlus art materials kit for a classroom
  • Complete ArtBox art materials for a classroom
  • Custom training at school available
  • Get Info
  • For Your Entire School (License + Materials)

  • Call for Quote

    888.566.1982
  • Annual License
  • Online Access to multi-grade lessons
  • Year-round support
  • Webinar Orientation
  • Free training for teachers/volunteers
  • PapersPlus art materials kit for a classroom
  • Complete ArtBox art materials for a classroom
  • Custom training at school available
  • Get Info

what’s new blog

Meet Art in Action’s Amazing Interns

Posted by | July 11 | No Comments on Meet Art in Action’s Amazing Interns

+-*We are fortunate to have four talented college student interns this summer, helping us advance our mission in a variety of ways.  So far this has included curriculum development, program enhancements, marketing and fundraising research and video production.  For a peek at the latter, check out the clips at the end of this post.  Here are […]

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Stanford’s Gardner Center: Arts Education Important to Child Development

Posted by | June 18 | No Comments on Stanford’s Gardner Center: Arts Education Important to Child Development

+-*Art in Action is thrilled to be featured in a John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities Perspective by Erin Raab, a doctoral candidate at the Stanford Graduate School of Education.  Raab, who is working on the Art in Action project at the Gardner Center, argues that an arts education develops a range […]

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News Release: Art in Action on Udemy!

Posted by | May 27 | No Comments on News Release: Art in Action on Udemy!

+-*Art in Action Launches STEAM Course on Udemy online course gives “how­ to” on arts-­integrated curriculum development May 27, 2015 For Immediate Release Menlo Park, CA­­– Art in Action, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing comprehensive visual arts curricula to schools everywhere, has launched a free program on Udemy. The online course, “STEAM ON!” provides comprehensive, step-­by-­step […]

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