Art in Action

What is Art in Action?

Art in Action is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to fostering the educational development and creativity of children through innovative visual arts programs. The Art in Action Program provides an engaging, hands-on curriculum that teaches art history, art appreciation, and art techniques. The rich and diverse Art in Action lessons encourage students to observe more closely, consider more carefully, and express themselves with confidence.

Art in Action makes teaching art fun and easy with recipe-style curriculum, training workshops, lesson-specific art materials and year-round support. The curriculum meets National and California academic standards and uses online multimedia technology to take visual art education to entirely new levels. The program serves more than 26,000 students in more than 100 schools.

Art in Action at Belmont Oaks Academy is taught by parent volunteers. Each classroom has a parent volunteer who is a Lead Docent, responsible for coordinating the program with the teacher and scheduling lessons. Other parent volunteers from the classroom serve as docents and assistants for the individual lessons.

No previous art experience or talent is required to participate in this program. Free training is provided and detailed on-line lesson guides are available. Art in Action is a great way to get involved in your child’s classroom, learn a little bit about art, and also earn your volunteer hours!
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