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11
Jun

Sips, Art, and Jewels for a Good Cause!

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Join Us! On June 23rd from 12:00-3:00 the Art in Action community will be enjoying drinks, snacks, jewels, and art at Kendra Scott’s San Jose location. Come join us and enjoy complementary mimosas, wonderful company, and art while shopping to support Art in Action. Kendra Scott is generously donating 20% of all purchases at their […]

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04
Jun

Corporate Team Events with an Artistic Twist

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Art in Action hosts training sessions every year for educators. The best way to learn is by doing and so when educators gather in the Art in Action warehouse they not only learn about art – they make art. The chatter, creativity, and laughter that results transforms each group of strangers into a room full […]

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31
May

Show me your Art Show!

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It’s that time of the year again! As another school year ends, teachers and volunteers around the country are finding creative ways to attach artwork to challenging surfaces. As renditions of Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Monet’s Water Lilies take their place in libraries and hallways, our schools are transformed beyond simply the source of report […]

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20
Apr

Art in the Workplace: An Interview with StyleCraft’s Founder

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Art is all around us – especially in the business world. Today we will hear from Austin Russo about where he finds art and inspiration for his craft. Austin in the co-founder of StyleCraft, a startup with the aim of bridging science and art for unparalleled hair styling equipment. With a firm belief in the […]

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16
Apr

You’re Invited to an Innovative Art and Design Event

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Experience art, design, music, and innovation in a unique, immersive environment at If So, What? – April 26-29, 2018 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Discover new galleries and compelling works from international artists and experience immersive multimedia installations. Join in a dialogue with our visionary panelists who will speak about the […]

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06
Apr

35 Years of Driving Arts Education Forward

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Are schools preparing students for the jobs of the future? The World Economic Forum believes that the skill sets our children will require to thrive in tomorrow’s workforce include empathy, emotional intelligence, and creative problem solving. Art is proven to inspire the development of all of these areas while driving students’ motivation and improving their […]

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19
Mar

impACT ART now

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What impact could art possibly have in the hands of young people? A gargantuan impact! The exploration and expression of feelings, shapes, and environment are powerful tools for learning. Youth Art Month began in 1961 to highlight the importance of visual arts in education, and every March since then people are reminded of the beauty […]

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21
Feb

Art in Action featured on School Zone’s Podcast series

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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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17
Feb

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

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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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24
Jan

Fifteen Minutes of Warhol Fame

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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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