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every child deserves art

art in action


K-8 art curriculum | Easy to Teach | Parent Engagement | Ready-to-Use Supplies

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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

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 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 86,000 students in 500 schools and organizations, in 3,000 classrooms and after-school programs, and in over 30 states nationwide.

 

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!

Free Lessons

Online-Learning Art Lessons

We are glad you are here! We at Art in Action offer these lessons and resources to keep our students learning while having to cope with interruptions to their normal routines and social interactions.

Art is a great tool for engaging the imagination. It offers an outlet for a broad range of emotions and an opening for dialog around the art created — ask questions and allow the artist to reflect.

Reach out to us: Support at artinaction.org ~ Instagram: @_artinaction_ ~ Facebook: @myartinaction and don’t forget to tag us: #artinaction

Have fun!

Go to Digital Concepts

Digital Concepts

Developed for kids ages 7 and up, but anyone savvy with digital drawing apps can have fun.

Project Videos

Developed for all ages by the Art in Action community.

Go To Primary Pack

Primary Pack

Developed for kids ages 5-9, but can be fun for all ages.

Go to Intermediate Pack

Intermediate Pack

Developed for kids ages 8-12, but can be simplified for younger ages.

Go to Advance Pack

Advance Pack

Developed for kids ages 12-14, but can be simplified for younger ages.

Go to Mini Lesson Series


Mini Art Lesson Series

Developed for all ages!

Fun Art Resources

STREAMING DAILY

 

 

  • 10 am PDT or 1 pm EDT
    Wendy MacNaughton drawing lessons
    Instagram: @wendymac

 

 

  • 11:08 am PDT or 2:08 pm EDT
    Youth in Arts – Art lessons
    Instagram: @youthinarts
    Facebook: @youthinarts

 

 

MUSEUM VIRTUAL TOURS and
ONLINE COLLECTIONS

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.

products

Start Your Art In Action Program Today!

 

AiA Shop   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
  • Choose from Primary, Intermediate or
    Advanced Curriculum lessons
  • 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.

sales@artinaction.org

art lesson bundles

5-6 Lessons Per Bundle

● easy-to-teach    ● online curriculum    ● ready-to-use materials    ● designed for 6-24 students

 

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  • DIGITAL CONCEPTS

  • Ages 7+  A collection of 5 curated lessons designed to use with your favorite drawing apps on your tablet or mobile device and create art on the go!
  • 5 Lessons $69.95
  • CLAY CONCEPTS

  • Ages 8+  A collection of 6 curated clay lessons where students will have fun working with their hands, and learn various techniques with enclosed clay tools. Clay not included.
  • 6 Student Bundle $99.95

    24 Student Bundle $189.95
  • MODERN CONCEPTS

  • Ages 8+  A collection of 6 of our most popular lessons from our favorite artists. You’ll have fun exploring various mediums while learning modern art techniques. Materials included.
  • 6 Student Bundle $139.95

    24 Student Bundle $269.95

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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.

sales@artinaction.org

what’s new blog

5 Reasons Why Art is Necessary to your Child’s Learning

Posted by | August 5 | Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Art is Necessary to your Child’s Learning

Many people see art in schools as only an extracurricular activity. When schools lose funding, the arts programs are usually the first to go. But why doesn’t the mainstream push STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) instead of STEM or incorporate art into the subjects students should focus on? Instead of seeing art as simply […]

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Art in Action Advocate Spotlight: Ruth Housenbold

Posted by | July 23 | Comments Off on Art in Action Advocate Spotlight: Ruth Housenbold

Ruth Housenbold served as a board member on the Strategic Program Advisory Committee but now continues to support Art in Action in the classroom as a docent and volunteer. We are so thankful for her continuous support and we appreciate everything she has done for Art in Action!   1) How did you get involved […]

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AiA Lesson Highlight – 2-4 Nelly Mae Rowe, Stormey Weather

Posted by | July 21 | Comments Off on AiA Lesson Highlight – 2-4 Nelly Mae Rowe, Stormey Weather

Nellie Mae Rowe was born in 1900, one of nine daughters to a former slave. She spent her entire life in rural Georgia near Atlanta and worked as a maid most of her life.  Rowe’s work is considered Folk Art because she was self-taught and her work represents the lifestyles and traditions of the deep […]

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