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every child deserves art

art in action

K-8 Art Curriculum | Easy to Teach | Parent Engagement | Ready-To-Use Supplies
Art in Action is a national 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

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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 74,000 students in 500 schools and organizations and 2,500 classrooms.

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

Each of Art in Action’s nine program levels has at least twelve sequential, age-appropriate lessons that provide a high-quality visual art curriculum. The multifaceted lessons develop students’ critical-thinking skills, creative confidence, hands-on skills, visual literacy, self-esteem, and an appreciation of other cultures.

pricing

Start Your Art In Action Program Today!

 

Try a Free Lesson

  • 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
  • $210
  • 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

As a nonprofit organization we raise funds to keep costs low so all kids can have a visual arts program. Thanks to our generous donors, our prices reflect a 42% subsidy for all schools and organizations.

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what’s new blog

STYLE ’17

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Silicon Valley’s Independent design shopping benefits Art in Action! Come to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA on Sat. – Sun., April 29 – 30, 10:30 am to 5:00 pm for Style ’17, Silicon Valley’s leading benefit, show and sale of apparel, jewelry, accessories, kids’ clothing and home goods. All purchases support Art in […]

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Free Mini Art Lesson for Children: “Bouquet of Peace” by Pablo Picasso

Posted by | April 3 | No Comments on Free Mini Art Lesson for Children: “Bouquet of Peace” by Pablo Picasso

Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born in Spain in 1881. Picasso’s father was an art teacher who encouraged his son to paint and draw. As a child, Picasso painted with extraordinary realism and talent. As an adult, he chose to use his talent to invent new abstract styles. Picasso is best known for the work he […]

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Free Mini Art Lesson for Children: “Tar Beach” by Faith Ringgold for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted by | April 3 | No Comments on Free Mini Art Lesson for Children: “Tar Beach” by Faith Ringgold for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This MLK Jr. holiday, we celebrate King’s unbounded spirit of dreaming and the belief that ‘anyone can fly’ with a fun art project based on American artist and author Faith Ringgold’s Tar Beach. Tar Beach is a story of 8-year old Cassie Lightfoot, who flies through the sky on a summer night in 1939 Harlem […]

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

 

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