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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

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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 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

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!

 

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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

art & science combine to inspire Playa Vista students

Posted by | April 6 | No Comments on art & science combine to inspire Playa Vista students

+-*One thing we learned in the recent Stanford University study of Art in Action is that a hallmark of our program is the flexibility it affords schools to tailor the program to fit their needs and circumstances while retaining the benefits of a strong, deep and impactful curriculum. This has been a key factor in […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Start Art

Posted by | February 29 | No Comments on It’s Never Too Early to Start Art

+-*Recently, a team of researchers from the University of Virginia combed through data about the educational trends in teaching kindergarten and first grade.  The perhaps obvious finding was that over the prior ten years there was more testing, more rigorous reading and math proficiency goals and generally higher expectations of incoming five-year-olds, leaving significantly less […]

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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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