Art in Action is a nonprofit providing K-8 students a comprehensive and engaging visual arts education. AiA provides art curriculum, materials, and training that empowers students to develop creativity, critical thinking, self-expression, and problem-solving skills. Through hands-on learning students expand their knowledge in art and art techniques, science, cultural understanding, technology, and more -- so every student has the skills they need to succeed and be prepared for jobs of the future.
Established in 1982, the Art in Action Program brings enjoyment to students and their families, focuses community excitement, and promotes future audiences and supporters of the arts. The program combines a sequential K-8 curriculum based on artists and genres of art, hands-on projects, lesson-specific art supplies, training of teachers and docents, the display of children’s art, and ongoing support for schools. Students become uniquely engaged and excited in learning through their own creativity. Open-ended discussions build their skills in observation, analysis, problem solving, collaboration, communication, and self-expression. Lessons build cultural appreciation and self-esteem, and integrate with other core subjects, including history, mathematics, science and literature.