Art in school

25
Jun

Announcement: Art in Action receives $85k grant from The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula, Inc!

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Art in Action is thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as a recipient of an $85K grant from The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula, Inc! The grant deepens the current partnership between AiA and the Junior League and will be renewed for three years. Through a smaller JLPA•MP grant last year that was […]

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24
Jun

AiA Lesson Highlight – K-9 Toyohiro, Seasonal Tree Screens

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Utagawa Toyohiro was a member of the Edo School of Japan who worked 200 years ago when many wealthy people bought art. He mainly painted portraits of young women engaged in social activities since women were expected to play musical instruments and indoor games at the time. This Art in Action lesson is based on […]

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21
May

Holy Family School: Thank you to essential workers!

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Holy Family School Redwood City 6th graders make thank you signs for Stanford Hospital workers – inspired by Picasso’s Bouquet de Fleurs and Art in Action’s Van Gogh Sunflowers lesson. Thank you to all essential workers!

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21
May

Art in Action Teacher Highlight: Kelsey Rothrock

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The Art in Action team is honored to work with so many inspiring, dedicated teachers. We are constantly impressed by the creativity and imagination our teachers bring to their students every single day.  Here, we highlight one of our wonderful teachers, Kelsey Rothrock: I have been teaching for 23 years, with the last 13 years […]

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01
May

Board of Directors Highlight: Mary Ellison

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The Art in Action Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of dedicated, knowledgeable, and passionate leaders who feel strongly about the importance of empowering students through arts education. We are thankful for their ongoing commitment to our mission and unwavering support of all that we do. Here, we highlight one of our […]

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01
May

Art in Action Scholarship School Highlight: D.D. Hachar Elementary

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Demetrio D. Hachar Elementary is in Laredo, Texas with a population of around 520 students. D.D. Hachar has a student body consisting of over 90% economically disadvantaged and about 65% English language learners. One of D.D. Hachar’s Instructional Specialists with 25 years of experience, Cordelia Salinas, notes that these challenges are not reflected in their […]

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27
Mar

Board of Directors Highlight: Lisa Miller

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The Art in Action Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of dedicated, knowledgeable, and passionate leaders who feel strongly about the importance of empowering students through arts education. We are thankful for their ongoing commitment to our mission and unwavering support of all that we do. Here, we highlight one of our […]

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26
Mar

Art in Action Scholarship School Highlight: St. George Elementary

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St. George Elementary teacher Mendy Gehrt, who has been an educator for twenty-three years, is delighted to receive the Art in Action Scholarship this year with the strong recognition that her “community is yearning for art.” Mendy recognized her students’ strong desire for an arts education after deciding to teach an afterschool art program, which […]

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26
Feb

Girls Rise to STEAM at Phoenix Academy

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Art in Action was honored to receive a grant from the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula to work with underserved girls to create awareness around STEAM education.  We’ve had the privilege to work with a group of fourteen eighth-grade girls at the Aspire Phoenix Academy in East Palo Alto.  These girls were chosen by […]

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26
Feb

An interview with featured artist and AiA alum, Krista Skehan

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With our upcoming fundraising event, OBJECT:ART, less than one month away, Art in Action wanted to take an opportunity to highlight one of the artists we will be featuring in our art auction. However, Krista Skehan is more than just an artist, but is in fact an Art in Action alum, having received the program […]

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