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Art in Action

What is Art in Action? Art in Action is an art program that utilizes parent volunteers to provide art in the classrooms of our Kindergarten through 5th graders. It is a discipline-based, sequential art curriculum designed around the works of the great masters. The curriculum typically comprises 108 lessons, 12 each year from kindergarten through fifth grade. The Art n Action program is aligned with California and National Visual Arts Standards and integrated with other elements of our core curriculum. Typically taught by parent volunteers (and in some cases teachers) Art in Action curriculum is fun to learn and easy to teach, even for non-artists.  We are so fortunate at Henry Ford to have this program available to our children; however, we could not do it without the support of you, the parents.

What is Art in Action's Mission?  The mission of the Art in Action program is that "art education is basic to enriching students' lives by developing creativity, critical thinking, self-expression, and cultural awareness. Art in Action offers a discipline-based, sequential visual art curriculum that teaches art appreciation, art history, and art techniques and further assists educators with training and support, enabling them to integrate visual art into the learning experience of every student."

How Do I Sign Up To Volunteer?  This is  a fun way to get involved in your child's class.  Training sessions are offered to parent volunteers at the beginning of the school year.  No art experience is necessary!   Without parent volunteers, our Art in Action program would not be a success. Contact our AIA School Coordinator at: 

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