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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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12
Sep

Happy National Arts in Education Week!

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This is the perfect week to celebrate what we at Art in Action are most passionate about: ARTS EDUCATION! Of course as an organization that believes that every child deserves art, we could go on and on about how the arts are an essential element of education. However, we think that the comments from some […]

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20
Jul

Greetings from our Board Co-Chairs

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We are honored to serve as Co-Chairs of the Art in Action Board and excited to be part of an organization that is embarking on a period of remarkable growth and energy. To begin, we welcome Mizgon Zahir Darby as Executive Director. Armed with an MBA, MS and many years of experience in Marketing, Program […]

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17
Jul

Summer Volunteers

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This summer we are happy to welcome three student volunteers to Art in Action! We count on using the summertime to work on new and exciting projects and appreciate the extra help and knowledge students bring to the table. Our wonderful volunteers are working on a variety of projects, from writing website content and developing […]

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12
Jul

Judy Sleeth Scholarship 2017

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The generous donors to this year’s Judy Sleeth Scholarship Fund are making a tremendous difference in the lives of 700 students at TEN low-income schools starting in September. With their help, we raised $25,000 to provide these students with the arts education they deserve. We’re grateful to Judy Sleeth and her devoted selection committee who […]

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