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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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13
Dec

Art in Action Lesson Spotlight: Alebrijes

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About the Lesson Art in Action is pursuing the creation of lessons that inspire tolerance, community building and intellectual curiosity through art. The newest addition, the Alebrijes Lesson, celebrates Mexican folk-art. Pedro Linares’ Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk-art figures of fantastical creatures. Pedro Linares Lopez was an artisan born in Mexico City and invented the paper-maché alebrijes […]

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16
Nov

iPad Art: Places

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Art in Action invites you to a unique event at the beautiful Art Ventures Gallery in downtown Menlo Park. The exhibition features original paintings created using the iPad by three British artists working in Silicon Valley; Caroline Mustard, Jeremy Sutton and Adam James Butcher. Art Ventures has generously named Art in Action to receive the […]

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25
Sep

Product Preview by School Speciality Oct 24

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Join us October 24 from 10-12 for a fun morning of testing out new art materials provided by one of our vendors, School Speciality. There will be a drawing for a take-home prize! Sign up and find more details here

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