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01
Jul

AiA Lesson Highlight – 4-10 O’Keeffe, Flowers and Shells

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Georgia O’Keeffe was born in Wisconsin in 1887 and was deeply inspired by nature. Many of her paintings were centered around flowers, shells, and cow skulls. These objects were usually small objects enlarged to huge proportions. Though her flower paintings were more realistic, O’Keeffe also did amazing abstraction pieces, shown through her designs of oversimplifying […]

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26
Jun

Welcome 2020 Summer Interns!

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We are thrilled to welcome new interns to our team this summer! We can’t wait to see the amazing things they will accomplish. Get to know our 2020 summer interns:   Annabelle Wang My name is Annabelle Wang, and I’m currently a rising sophomore at Stanford University from Houston, TX! I’m thinking about majoring in […]

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25
Jun

End of Year Art Show!

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End of the school year student art exhibition al fresco! Thank you, Heather School in San Carlos, California, for sharing your students’ artwork with the local community. A passerby on her daily walk sent this picture to us. The children’s bright and colorful artwork has brought happiness and smiles to the neighborhood! So many of […]

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25
Jun

Announcement: Art in Action receives $85k grant from The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula, Inc!

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Art in Action is thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as a recipient of an $85K grant from The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula, Inc! The grant deepens the current partnership between AiA and the Junior League and will be renewed for three years. Through a smaller JLPA•MP grant last year that was […]

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24
Jun

AiA Lesson Highlight – K-9 Toyohiro, Seasonal Tree Screens

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Utagawa Toyohiro was a member of the Edo School of Japan who worked 200 years ago when many wealthy people bought art. He mainly painted portraits of young women engaged in social activities since women were expected to play musical instruments and indoor games at the time. This Art in Action lesson is based on […]

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21
May

Holy Family School: Thank you to essential workers!

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Holy Family School Redwood City 6th graders make thank you signs for Stanford Hospital workers – inspired by Picasso’s Bouquet de Fleurs and Art in Action’s Van Gogh Sunflowers lesson. Thank you to all essential workers!

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21
May

Art in Action Teacher Highlight: Kelsey Rothrock

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The Art in Action team is honored to work with so many inspiring, dedicated teachers. We are constantly impressed by the creativity and imagination our teachers bring to their students every single day.  Here, we highlight one of our wonderful teachers, Kelsey Rothrock: I have been teaching for 23 years, with the last 13 years […]

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01
May

Board of Directors Highlight: Mary Ellison

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The Art in Action Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of dedicated, knowledgeable, and passionate leaders who feel strongly about the importance of empowering students through arts education. We are thankful for their ongoing commitment to our mission and unwavering support of all that we do. Here, we highlight one of our […]

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01
May

Art in Action Scholarship School Highlight: D.D. Hachar Elementary

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Demetrio D. Hachar Elementary is in Laredo, Texas with a population of around 520 students. D.D. Hachar has a student body consisting of over 90% economically disadvantaged and about 65% English language learners. One of D.D. Hachar’s Instructional Specialists with 25 years of experience, Cordelia Salinas, notes that these challenges are not reflected in their […]

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27
Mar

Board of Directors Highlight: Lisa Miller

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The Art in Action Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of dedicated, knowledgeable, and passionate leaders who feel strongly about the importance of empowering students through arts education. We are thankful for their ongoing commitment to our mission and unwavering support of all that we do. Here, we highlight one of our […]

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