Menlo Park, CA, September 16, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Art in Action, a leading provider of K-12 visual art programs, today announced the launch of an online version of its masterpiece-based art curriculum.
The 72 new online lessons introduce students to the building blocks of artistic expression, art techniques, and cultural history, meeting California and National Visual Arts Standards, and integrating with the other parts of the school curriculum.
“The arts engage and motivate students, foster creativity and critical thinking, and lead to improved academic achievement,” says Judy Sleeth, Executive Director of Art in Action. “I am delighted that we can now make an affordable, cutting-edge art education available to students in public and private schools throughout the country.”
The new online lessons offer animated discussion of the masterpieces; video demonstrations of art techniques; wikis for sharing tips and ideas; links to interesting websites, books, and music; spoken instructions; and much more.
Art in Action was founded in 1982 and is a nonprofit organization. Art in Action offers a comprehensive visual art program consisting of a sequential curriculum based on the Great Masters, lesson-specific art supplies, training of teachers and parent volunteers, and school support. The curriculum provides detailed, recipe-style directions for guiding successful discussions and projects, and integrates with language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The curriculum received a 99.5% user satisfaction rating in a recent user survey.