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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

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

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

Art in Action Receives Funding to Deliver Visual Arts Education To Title 1 Schools

Posted by | August 26 | No Comments on Art in Action Receives Funding to Deliver Visual Arts Education To Title 1 Schools

+-*August 24, 2015 Menlo Park, CA–Art in Action has recently received nearly $75,000 in grants to deliver its visual arts education program to schools with need in East Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Jose, San Francisco and Monterey County.  The grants were awarded by the Palo Alto Community Fund, the Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, the […]

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Back-to-school with Art in Action

Posted by | August 11 | No Comments on Back-to-school with Art in Action

+-*It may be hard to believe, but it is already back-to-school for many of our Art in Action schools.  Anticipation and excitement are especially evident in our kindergarten parent docents who are not only starting an educational journey for their eager young children, but are also passionately ensuring that those young minds have full access […]

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Free Back-To-School Art Lesson

Posted by | August 5 | No Comments on Free Back-To-School Art Lesson

+-*Although summer is ending and a new school year is beginning, here’s a fun art lesson that looks to the ocean for inspiration.  Your students will learn about whales and endangered species, discuss concepts of photography and create their own 3-D whale! Enjoy the lesson here.

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