Art in school

10
Aug

Vincent van Gogh- 5 Fun Facts!

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Revered as one of the most famous and influential figures in art history, Vincent van Gogh lived a peculiar life. Within three of the Art in Action programs — Art Around the World, The Artist’s Vision, and Perspective in Art — students explore van Gogh’s work and contribution to the post-impressionist era of art. Students are encouraged to examine […]

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20
Jul

Greetings from our Board Co-Chairs

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We are honored to serve as Co-Chairs of the Art in Action Board and excited to be part of an organization that is embarking on a period of remarkable growth and energy. To begin, we welcome Mizgon Zahir Darby as Executive Director. Armed with an MBA, MS and many years of experience in Marketing, Program […]

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17
Jul

Summer Volunteers

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This summer we are happy to welcome three student volunteers to Art in Action! We count on using the summertime to work on new and exciting projects and appreciate the extra help and knowledge students bring to the table. Our wonderful volunteers are working on a variety of projects, from writing website content and developing […]

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12
Jul

Judy Sleeth Scholarship 2017

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The generous donors to this year’s Judy Sleeth Scholarship Fund are making a tremendous difference in the lives of 700 students at TEN low-income schools starting in September. With their help, we raised $25,000 to provide these students with the arts education they deserve. We’re grateful to Judy Sleeth and her devoted selection committee who […]

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11
Jul

Art History for Kids

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Art in Action’s Fifth Grade curriculum focuses on American art. From colonial times to Pop Art, students explore how artists depict different periods in American history by creating their own prints, sculptures and paintings.  Artists like Winslow Homer, Faith Ringgold, William Harnett, and Ruth Asawa helped to shape this country’s art movements. Here are five moments […]

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11
Jul

Why is Arts Education Important for 21st-Century Learning? 5 Reasons to Go from STEM to STEAM

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For decades, teachers have proclaimed that arts education is important. However, with the increasing focus on STEM education, the arts are not always recognized as a vital component of 21st century learning. Although the emphasis on STEM is essential to meet the needs of our ever changing economy, at Art in Action we believe that putting the […]

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03
Apr

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

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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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03
Apr

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

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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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03
Apr

Free Mini Art Lesson for Children: “La Piñata” by Diego Rivera

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Diego Rivera was born in Mexico in 1886. He lived most of his life in Mexico, where he painted murals showing Mexican culture. His murals are similar in some ways to ancient Mayan stellae. He was married to another painter, Frida Kahlo. Rivera incorporated many interests into his paintings, including science, medicine, archaeology, political history, […]

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03
Apr

Free Mini Art Lesson for Children: “Beasts of the Sea” by Henri Matisse

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Henri Matisse was born in France in 1869. At 20, Matisse was planning to become a lawyer. His studies were interrupted by an attack of appendicitis. During his long convalescence, Matisse began to paint and was encouraged to study art instead. Matisse wanted to express himself with color and shape rather than with realistic shading […]

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