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26
Aug

Art in Action Receives Funding to Deliver Visual Arts Education To Title 1 Schools

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August 24, 2015 Menlo Park, CA–Art in Action has recently received nearly $75,000 in grants to deliver its visual arts education program to schools with need in East Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Jose, San Francisco and Monterey County.  The grants were awarded by the Palo Alto Community Fund, the Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, the […]

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18
Jun

Stanford’s Gardner Center: Arts Education Important to Child Development

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Art in Action is thrilled to be featured in a John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities Perspective by Erin Raab, a doctoral candidate at the Stanford Graduate School of Education.  Raab, who is working on the Art in Action project at the Gardner Center, argues that an arts education develops a range […]

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14
May

Art and the Migration of Ideas

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Memorial Day will soon be here, marking the beginning of summer and the end of another school year. Memorial Day, of course, was created to remember the sacrifices soldiers have made on behalf of America. It seems fitting then, that we take a moment to reflect on our fifth grade curriculum in which students take a tour […]

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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

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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