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The Annual Benefit for Art in Action


Thursday, March 22, 2018
Computer History Museum
Mountain View, California


every child deserves art

art in action

K-8 Art Curriculum | Easy to Teach | Parent Engagement | Ready-To-Use Supplies
Art in Action is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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what we do

we’ve designed a
complete art program

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

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


“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


“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 74,000 students in 500 schools and organizations and 2,500 classrooms.

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.


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
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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.

what’s new blog

Art in Action featured on School Zone’s Podcast series

Posted by | February 21 | Comments Off on Art in Action featured on School Zone’s Podcast series

Art in Action’s Katie O’Malley was featured in a recent School Zone Podcast. Learn more about Art in Action’s philosophy and approach to bringing quality arts education to schools, after schools, camps and more. Katie O’Malley is a valued member of the AiA team. Katie is one of our sales representatives and she spearheads a […]

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mini art lesson: Inspired by Kehinde Wiley’s Portrait of Barack Obama

Posted by | February 17 | Comments Off on mini art lesson: Inspired by Kehinde Wiley’s Portrait of Barack Obama

Kehinde Wiley is the first African-American artist commissioned to paint an official presidential portrait. He painted the first African-American president of the United States. In fact, there were many firsts about Wiley’s portrait of Barack Obama. To appreciate this, the lesson covers the legacy of presidential portraits that go all the way back to the […]

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Fifteen Minutes of Warhol Fame

Posted by | January 24 | Comments Off on Fifteen Minutes of Warhol Fame

by Lorraine R. Hamby, Communications Consultant and Art Docent Communications Tips from a Fifth Grade Art Lesson I recently taught a Warhol-inspired art lesson to my daughter’s fifth grade class, as a volunteer via the Art in Action program. These lessons are a ton of fun. I’m able to share my love of art, spend some time in […]

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