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20
Apr

Art in Action Featured in STEAM Education Magazine

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Art in Action is featured in this month’s digital edition of STEAMed Magazine. The article, “Michael Jackson: Musician, Dancer, Inventor,” written by Executive Director Jeffery Dollinger, focuses on stories of modern-day Renaissance superstars and how students today can be the next generation of polymaths through the influence of arts: “Once students’ eyes are open to […]

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14
Apr

Art in Action partners with Stanford’s Gardner Center

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At the recent Art in Action benefit Object:Art, 8th grade student Laurel Bolts introduced our Art Visionary Award recipient, Google Doodle founder Dennis Hwang. Laurel, who has had Art in Action since Kindergarten, had this to say about art: “What does art and the art in Action program mean to me? Because of Art in Action I […]

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16
Mar

We’re Throwing a Party

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March is Arts Education Month, a time when we advocate for the importance of art in our schools and celebrate the impact Art in Action makes every day to over 50,000 students in nearly 200 schools. While those are impressive numbers, there are still millions of students without access to a visual arts program of […]

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16
Mar

Make Art in Education Month Every Month

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Here are some great ways to celebrate Art in Education Month at your school and make art in education month every month. Make art central to projects in science, math, language arts to enhance understanding. Art is visual, tactical, experiential, fun — and memorable. Invite your principal, PTO, and other supporters to take part in […]

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20
Feb

Art in Action Honors Google’s Founding Doodler Dennis Hwang

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Dennis Hwang to Receive Art Visionary Award for His Role in Creating a Culture of Visual Expression Art in Action is pleased to announce today that Dennis Hwang will be the first recipient of its Art Visionary Award given in recognition of his work as the founding doodler at Google. In addition to designing hundreds of Doodles […]

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17
Feb

Superintendent Anne Campbell Endorses Arts Education

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Whether March comes in like a lion or a lamb, one thing is certain. Throughout America, local school districts will be celebrating March as Arts Education Month. California will join the rest of the nation in calling attention to the importance of arts education in the lives of our students. Art in Action is on […]

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03
Feb

Connectivity STEAM & Arts Integration Online Conference

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Join Art in Action Program Manager Kelly Bravo this Saturday, February 7 at the Connectivity STEAM & Arts Integration Online Conference where she will be discussing the process of designing a new curriculum unit with STEAM integration at its core called “Spirals in Nature:  The Collision of Art and Gardening Science.” This engaging virtual conference brings together teachers from […]

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