The curriculum is aligned with National Standards for Visual Arts, most state Visual Arts Standards and strongly supports key elements of the Common Core.
Yes. Programs K through 8 may be purchased individually.
The base program includes a complete visual arts curriculum with 12 lessons for each grade from K through 8. The classroom subscription provides access to the online lesson tutorials for all teachers and volunteers who will be in the classroom. Webinar training and ongoing support is also included. Mounted prints of the featured artwork, lesson-specific art materials for up to 30 students per class and custom training at your school are also available.
Three art material options are available for purchase: ARTboxes, Masterpiece Reproductions, and Paper Plus Boxes. ARTboxes contain program-specific paper, paints, and other art supplies needed to teach lessons. Masterpiece Reproductions are 18”x24” colored, mountable printouts of the works of art in each program level. Paper Plus Boxes contain program-specific paper supplies and other consumables, such as templates and visual aids.
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The program easily adapts to the school’s specific situation. You can teach as many of the 12 lessons in a program level as you wish. The lessons are designed, however, to be sequential which each lesson, and each grade level, building upon knowledge and competency from prior lessons and grade levels.
Lessons take anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes. Some schools teach a lesson in 60 minutes and others split a lesson into two 45-minute sessions. We also offer ideas for integrating the lessons into other subject areas.
Art in Action trains classroom teachers, art teachers and/or parent volunteers to teach the program. Training takes place in the fall at our Menlo Park headquarters or via online resources available once a school has subscribed to the program.
A school’s Art in Action Coordinator is the liaison between the school and Art in Action and is typically a parent or teacher with a strong interest in the program. The Coordinator organizes the program at his or her school and often recruites a team of docent volunteers at school functions and in the school’s newsletter. The volunteers can attend in-person or webinar group trainings to learn how to effectively teach the Art in Action program.
During Art in Action training workshops, you will …
The annual subscription provides the school with the right to use the Art in Action program during the school year for the grade levels and classrooms specified at purchase or renewal. Furthermore, schools receive access to online resources, group training, workshops, ongoing school support, and the opportunity to purchase custom training or lesson-specific art supplies.
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Schools and other organizations effectively utilize the lessons in K-8 after school and summer programs. Contact sales at 650-566-8339 or 1-888-566-1982 for more information.
The cost depends on the number of classrooms teaching the program and the optional purchase of art materials. View our Products to find out more.
Programs are often funded through the school district, a school’s curriculum budget or through the school’s PTA/PTO.
Occasionally we receive a grant for a specific purpose, and we then seek schools that qualify. You can also apply to be a recipient of the Art in Action Scholarship. Many schools also write grants to help fund the program.
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