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every student deserves art

art in action

K-8 Art Lessons | Teacher Training | Parent Engagement | Ready-To-Use Supplies

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a quick introduction

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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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

“My students and I love love love this program! Truly, what an amazing gift this has been to our little community! Never have I felt so competent in incorporating art integration into my curriculum.”

art expands knowledge

“My class has studied Van Gogh, Ghirlandaio, and 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.”

we currently impact:

200
schools

2500
teachers & parents

45,000
students

but there are still

4 million

students without access to a visual arts program

 

Let’s change that together

 

 

what’s new

Funding opportunities for art in your classroom!

Posted by | January 24 | No Comments

We, as you do, believe in an education in which art is a vital component in learning. That’s why we have listed several arts education grant opportunities below to help you bring art to your classroom. Additionally, until Feb. 10th you can try the program and save with our special classroom license discount of $125 […]

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Free Art Lesson Plan for MLK Day!

Posted by | January 15 | No Comments

This MLK Jr. holiday, we celebrate Dr. King’s unbounded spirit of dreaming and the belief that ‘anyone can fly’ with a free fun art project based on American artist and author Faith Ringgold’s Tar Beach.  Faith is featured in our Fifth Grade lessons.  Enjoy this free activity with your class at school or your children […]

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Save the date: 3/27/15

Posted by | October 3 | No Comments

Join us on March 27, 2015, at the legendary Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA for OBJECT: ART, an extraordinary, inspiring, and exciting event to benefit the thriving nonprofit organization Art in Action in its mission to bring art to children everywhere. This sensational cocktail party will feature a silent auction with unique artwork […]

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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)

  • Avg. $10/child

    Year
  • 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

partner schools

Art in Action schools come in all shapes and sizes. We help form close partnerships with the parent and educator communities to ensure that a Culture of Art is established at each school.

View the list of participating schools.

 

 

sponsors and partners

Art in Action is made possible through the generous support of sponsors, donors and partners like these...