Art in school

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

Free Mini Art Lesson for Children: Design Your Own Dinosaur

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Dinosaurs ruled the land long before there were any people. Dinosaurs were a kind of prehistoric reptile that dominated the earth about 150 million years ago during the Mesozoic Era, the “Age of Reptiles.” While dinosaurs were primarily bipedal (standing on two legs), many extinct groups included quadrupedal (standing on four legs) species, and some were […]

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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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10
Aug

Vincent van Gogh- 5 Fun Facts!

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Revered as one of the most famous and influential figures in art history, Vincent van Gogh lived a peculiar life. Within three of the Art in Action programs — Art Around the World, The Artist’s Vision, and Perspective in Art — students explore van Gogh’s work and contribution to the post-impressionist era of art. Students are encouraged to examine […]

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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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11
Jul

Art History for Kids

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Art in Action’s Fifth Grade curriculum focuses on American art. From colonial times to Pop Art, students explore how artists depict different periods in American history by creating their own prints, sculptures and paintings.  Artists like Winslow Homer, Faith Ringgold, William Harnett, and Ruth Asawa helped to shape this country’s art movements. Here are five moments […]

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