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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 Kindergarten-8th Grade, 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 pre-cut, counted, and labeled program-specific art supplies needed for a year of art!  We present an easy solution for teachers and parent volunteers.

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a quick introduction

why we do it

leadership

“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.

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

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, and 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

Start Your Art In Action Program Today!

 

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  • TRIAL PACK
    FOR NEW SUBSCRIBERS ONLY

  • Sample our robust visual arts curriculum with easy-to-teach lessons that allow kids to explore different cultures, cultivate creativity and broaden their world-view
  • Primary or intermediate curriculum choice
  • Access to 3 different grade-level lessons
  • Select materials included
  • $95
  • Three-month Subscription
  • ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION
    FOR ONE CLASSROOM

  • Access our dynamic, common-core aligned curriculum for your grade level with a dozen comprehensive lessons that teach art techniques, skills, vocabulary and history.
  • Webinar orientation and grade-specific training
  • Online interactive curriculum with printable teaching notes, images and a robust community forum
  • Year-round support
  • $200
  • One-year Subscription
  • CUSTOMIZED SOLUTION

  • Whether you need an art program for the entire school, multiple classrooms, after-school programs, or summer camp, we can help!
  • Build a community of art in your school that engages parents, teachers, volunteers and students
  • LET'S TALK
  • 1-888-566-1982

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what’s new blog

Accessing the Art World

Posted by | December 9 | No Comments on Accessing the Art World

+-*When I was growing up in Columbus, Ohio, we’d take family trips to the Columbus Museum of Art.  I remember three things about those trips. One was a Deborah Butterfield horse in the lobby that seemed huge at the time; another was a frayed Renaissance tapestry that filled the main stairwell.  The third was a […]

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Stanford’s Gardner Center publishes Art in Action study

Posted by | December 1 | No Comments on Stanford’s Gardner Center publishes Art in Action study

+-*Over the past year, the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and their Communities at Stanford University has been working on a study of Art in Action to understand the factors that make adoption of our program successful in schools and to better understand some of the expected impacts of the program on entire school […]

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With Gratitude…

Posted by | November 25 | No Comments on With Gratitude…

+-*On behalf of the Board and staff of Art in Action, THANK YOU for helping us bring art to kids everywhere.  Whatever your connection – classroom docent, community volunteer, event participant, donor, or arts education advocate, we want you to know we are grateful for you.  Art in Action would not be able to reach […]

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sponsors and partners

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