Art in Action
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What is Art in Action?
Art in Action is our school's art program dependent on parent volunteers (1 docent and 2-3 helpers per class) to provide art in the classrooms of our Kindergarden through 5th graders at Henry Ford. It is a discipline-based, sequential art curriculum designed around the works of the great masters. The curriculum typically comprises108 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 classroom parent volunteers (and in some cases teachers) Art in Action curriculum is fun to learn and easy to teach, even for non-artists. Curriculum books provide detailed, recipe-style directions for guiding successful discussions and projects, while still allowing the flexibility to ensure that the Art in Action program will complement any classroom environment. We are so fortunate at Henry Ford Elementary School to have this program available to our children; however, we could not do it without the support of you, the parents.
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."
We are so glad you asked! This is such a fun way to get involved in your child's class. Without parent volunteers, our Art in Action program would not be a success. Contact your child's teacher and also contact our AIA School Coordinator, Mrs. Celia Walker, today!
Is There Training for Parent Volunteers?
Trainings sessions are offered usually at the beginning of each year for parent volunteers, so signing up early is very important. The purpose of these special trainings are to inform classroom docents and helpers the about AIA and specifics on the curriculum for teaching at each grade level. If you are interested or want more information, please contact our AIA School Coordinator today!
What's Covered in Training
Fall 2012 Group Training Workshop Schedule and Registration - Menlo Park, CA
These FREE training sessions are for parent volunteers and teachers for the purpose of assisting with art lessons in the classroom. Group training is held from 8:45am to 12:00pm at 3925 Bohannon Drive, Suite 300, Menlo Park, CA . Call (650) 556-8339 to sign up today! Choose only one date for each grade you teach. You must be affiliated with a licensed Art in Action school to attend these training classes.
In the training class for each Program Level you will learn
We welcome your involvement, as either a docent or a helper this year! Thank you kindly, for joining our wonderful group of parent volunteers and making a difference in the lives of our students.
Please direct all Art in Action questions to Mrs. Celia Walker, our School Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to have all your questions answered. She looks forward to hearing from you.
Last Modified on September 13, 2012