Menlo Park, CA, December 09, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Art in Action, a leading nonprofit K-12 art education organization, today announced the launch of a visual arts scholarship program for Title I schools in California. The intent of the scholarship program is to bring a quality art program to more students. The scholarship program fully subsidizes the art materials from Art in Action, while the school pays the license fee to access the Art in Action online curriculum including teacher training.
A grant from the Hot Topic Foundation has made it possible for Art in Action to support arts education in Californian schools through this scholarship program. "The arts support students’ critical thinking, creativity, and cultural awareness, and are an integral part of educating our next generation. We are grateful to the Hot Topic Foundation for their grant which gives us this opportunity to introduce the Art in Action visual arts program to many students who otherwise would not have an art program in their school," says Judy Sleeth, Executive Director of Art in Action.
Schools can apply for the Art in Action Visual Arts Scholarship at www.artinaction.org/w/scholarship. Application deadlines are January 10 and March 10, 2011.
The Art in Action curriculum is consistently praised for empowering teachers and parents to teach art, by providing detailed, easy-to-follow directions for guiding successful discussions and projects. The lessons enhance student creativity and innovative thinking, and appeal to different learning styles. The curriculum meets national and state academic standards and integrates with language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The use of innovative multimedia technology in the online curriculum provides educators with new opportunities in K-12 art education.
Art in Action was founded in 1982 and is a nonprofit organization, which fosters the educational development and creativity of children across America through innovative visual arts programs and communities. More information at www.artinaction.org.