Art in school

12
Apr

“Offbeat” Artist: Yoko Ono

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We’ve all heard of the controversial yet easily recognizable name “Yoko Ono”. Whether it be for her eccentric performance art pieces — such as the “Bed-ins for Peace”, her howling music, her relationship with musical icon John Lennon, or her possible hand in breaking up the Beatles. What not as many people know her for […]

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12
Apr

Modern Artist: Brandi Milne

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Brandi Milne! An artist whose work is full of fun imagery, pastel shades, and sweet delights. Online art resource Wow X Wow has described her pieces as having a “candy-coated visual aesthetic [that] entices us to delve into narratives which bring together themes of innocence and maturity; love and loss; life and death; all the […]

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02
Apr

Legacy Artist: Vincent Van Gogh Facts

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Happy Birthday Vincent Van Gogh! A Dutch post-impressionist artist, Van Gogh had tremendous influence on the development of Expressionism and on Western art as a whole. His most famous paintings include The Starry Night, Sunflowers, and Wheatfield with Crows, each of them featuring stunning use of colors and creative brushwork to make intricate textures. You […]

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30
Mar

Salon d’Art in Action: Epicurean Artistry 2021

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Our inaugural Salon d’Art in Action event, Epicurean Artistry, was held on March 22nd. In collaboration with Artist Melissa Mahoney and Chef Greg Kuzia-Carmel, Owner of Camper Menlo Park, Epicurean Artistry focused on creativity and inspiration in culinary and fine arts. Highlights of the evening included: fireside chat with Chef Greg and Melissa; live creation […]

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08
Feb

Celebrating Black Artists: Black History Month Through a Creative Lens

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Black History Month is a time to acknowledge history, and celebrate the impact of Black culture and individuals. Often drawing from their familial backgrounds and lived experiences, Black artists have strongly influenced much of the American art revolution over the last century. Unfortunately, Black artists have often been left out when recognizing the achievements, talents […]

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08
Feb

Coming soon: Art in Action Mural

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Art in Action is thrilled to announce a mural project supported by a grant from the Redwood City Arts Commission. The community mural project, scheduled for completion in June 2021, is a partnership with the 4th grade students, teachers and volunteers at Adelante Selby Spanish Immersion School in Redwood City, California.  To learn more about […]

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08
Feb

Thank You Volunteers!

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As 2020 brought many challenges, we were thankful to have the amazing, dedicated help of some wonderful volunteers over the past year. Art in Action thrives thanks to the hard work of our interns and volunteers who support us daily with projects such as fundraising, production, marketing, and curriculum development. Here, we highlight the work […]

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09
Sep

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Incorporating Visual Art Into Your SEL Curriculum

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This week, we will be touching on why art is an essential part of an SEL curriculum. Integrating art lessons into a general curriculum is a great way for students to thrive in non-academic pursuits, which has been shown to help them succeed when it comes to test scores, behavior, and general problem-solving skills. Even […]

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04
Sep

The 5 Key Components of Social/Emotional Learning (SEL)

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What is social and emotional learning (SEL)? Social and emotional learning (SEL), according to the CASEL, is the process through which children understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. By incorporating SEL into an elementary or middle school […]

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25
Aug

Art in Action Advocate Spotlight: Anne Dauer

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Anne Dauer served as a member of the development committee and helped raise funds for AiA. Now a former board member, she continues to be a strong supporter of AiA and always makes a reliable appearance at our annual event.  We are so thankful for her constant support and we appreciate everything she has done […]

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