The curriculum is aligned with National Standards for Visual Arts, most state Visual Arts Standards and strongly supports key elements of the Common Core.
Yes. Programs K through 8 are available separately.
The base program includes a complete visual arts curriculum with 12 lessons for each grade from K through 8. The classroom subscription provides access to the online lesson tutorials for all teachers and volunteers who will be in the classroom. Webinar training and ongoing support is also included. Mounted prints of the featured artwork, lesson-specific art materials for up to 30 students per class and custom training at your school are also available.
Each ARTbox contains all the program-specific paper, paints, and supplies such as brushes, drawing pencils, charcoal, oil and chalk pastels, sponges, palettes, and water containers needed to teach 12 lessons. Materials maybe be purchased for either 24 or 30 students.
The program is easily adapted to the school’s specific situation. You can teach as many of the 12 lessons in a program level as you wish. The lessons are designed, however, to be sequential which each lesson, and each grade level, building upon knowledge and competency from prior lessons and grade levels.
Lessons take anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes. Some schools teach a lesson in 60 minutes and others split a lesson into two 45-minute sessions. We also offer ideas for integrating the lessons into other subject areas.
Classroom teachers, art teachers, and/or parent volunteers typically teach the program.
A school’s Art in Action Coordinator is the liaison between the school and Art in Action and is typically a parent or teacher with a strong interest in the program. The Coordinator organizes the program at his or her school and often recruites a team of docent volunteers at school functions and in the school’s newsletter. The volunteers can attend in-person or webinar group trainings to learn how to effectively teach the Art in Action program.
The annual subscription gives the school the right to use the Art in Action program during the school year for the grade levels and classrooms specified by the school at the beginning of the school year; access to the Online Lessons, group training, workshops, and ongoing school support; the opportunity to purchase custom training, lesson-specific art supplies.
Schools and other organizations effectively utilize the lessons in K-8 after school and summer programs.
The cost depends on the number of classrooms teaching the program and the optional purchase of art materials. Our Pricing Page has pricing for typical models.
Programs are often funded through the school district, a school’s curriculum budget or through the school’s PTA/PTO.
Occasionally we receive a grant for a specific purpose, and we then seek schools that qualify. You can also apply to be a recipient of the Judy Sleeth Scholarship Fund (contact us for more details). Many schools also write grants to help fund the program.
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