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23
Apr

Healing Through Art Therapy

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What makes you unique? While it may seem simple, everyone longs for a personal identity: a form of reassurance and security in a physical world. Understanding how to perceive different people, cultures, and ideas are essential for constructing individuality. A sense of self becomes increasingly important as a child develops in a modern world. Through […]

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06
Apr

STYLE ’17

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Silicon Valley’s Independent design shopping benefits Art in Action! Thanks to the Lucente Studios team,  Style ’17, Silicon Valley’s leading benefit, show and sale of apparel, jewelry, accessories, kids’ clothing and home goods, was a huge success. Now you can shop online and still support Art in Action. You’ll find gorgeous one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces by renowned […]

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13
Mar

March is Arts Education Month! Here are 5 ways you can celebrate.

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1. Bring art to your school or organization and take advantage of our Spring Promotion (through May 2017). 2. Renew your current subscription early to lock in your rates and to save on materials. 3. Apply for a Judy Sleeth Scholarship offered to low-income, Title I schools. 4. Help all kids get the arts education they […]

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05
Dec

Lessons Learned from Sandpiper Elementary School

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“If we didn’t have Art in Action, we wouldn’t have art at all.” Nancy Murray, Kindergarten Teacher For the past ten years all Kindergarten through fifth grade students at Sandpiper Elementary School in Redwood Shores, California have benefited from the Art in Action program. We recently spoke with Kindergarten Teacher Nancy Murray, Docent Josephine Pai, […]

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05
Dec

Reflections of the Season

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It’s always a good time to count our blessings. Fortunately for me, I am doing just fine. I feel healthy most of the time, even though when I get up in the morning I have some aches and pains. But at least I get up. My wife and I always seem so busy, but I […]

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17
Oct

A Camp Trophy Sets Path for Creativity

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I won. I got the award for arts and crafts at Triangle Acres summer day camp. It was a very happy day for me. “Uncle” Harry, my arts counselor, said he was proud of me because I tried everything, never gave up and had a great attitude. I have never forgotten Uncle Harry. He influenced […]

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17
Oct

Mini Art Lesson: Dia de los Muertos

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Dia de los Muertos is a holiday for people to celebrate their loved ones who have died. Families make art of different types to decorate the graves of the relatives as well as altars honoring the dead. The art of Dia de los Muertos is characterized by vibrant colors, skulls and skeletons, and flowers, especially […]

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31
Aug

Welcome Ken Toren, Interim Executive Director

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The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Ken Toren has joined Art in Action as Interim Executive Director. Ken comes with extensive leadership skills and entrepreneurial success through his management of organizations in the profit and nonprofit sectors. “Ken’s proven business development and fundraising skills make him an excellent choice for Art in […]

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14
Jul

What’s New at Art in Action

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Dear Friends, As we move through the summer months, we hope you are enjoying long days, warm nights and family vacations. We also hope you have the opportunity to build on your children’s Art in Action education by visiting art shows and museums in your community and beyond. You might be surprised to learn how […]

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12
May

Art and Visibility

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Last week, Art in Action traveled to San Diego to participate in the California Parent Teacher Association statewide conference.  We talked to hundreds of parent and art advocates about how their schools were integrating art and what they could do to instill a culture of art in their schools. In a workshop showcasing our program […]

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