Volunteer Program

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We train parents, grandparents and friends who want to volunteer to teach four comprehensive art education lessons in their children’s classrooms each year.  This year’s theme includes Bringing Stories to Life with Art.  Images bring moments in a story to life — whether a personal story or one of historical, legendary or mythic places, time […]

After School Art Program

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Art in the School’s After School Art Program was developed in consultation with the University of New Mexico College of Education’s Art Education Program faculty and Albuquerque Public Schools’ Fine Arts Program management. The program began in 2007 at one school and has expanded to serve between two to four elementary and middle schools each […]

Teachers’ Workshops

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Professional Development Workshop for Teachers                   Bringing the Curriculum to Life wtih Art: Expanding Literacy Skills Monday, June 7th & Tuesday, June 8th, 2016   8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                   at  North Star Elementary School, 9301 Ventura NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122 Registration Deadline:  May 20 This […]

Our Approach to Art Education

  “Students have very lively discussions of art.  They are well versed on art terms and know how to critique works.” “The children are always expressive and love to give their point of view.” We believe that children benefit the most from art education when it includes: –  art history: Using master art works, we place the art into historic and cultural context for children. –  art criticism:  We teach children about the elements of art and the vocabulary to describe what they are looking at so they may exam and respond to what they’re seeing. –  aesthetics:  We help children evaluate the aesthetic qualities of art work so they might understand the meaning, nature and value of art. –  art making: We teach children how to use basic art techniques and tools so they can explore their creativity and express themselves beyond words. Closely looking at and discussing master works of art, then creating artwork: –  addresses the whole child... 

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Certified Teachers: Check out our 2016 Professional Development Workshop!

Learn How to Use Art to Expand Literacy Skills at Our Annual Professional Development Workshop   FREE for CERTIFIED TEACHERS!   To be held Monday, June 7th and Tuesday, June 8th, 2016 PLEASE VISIT OUR “TEACHER’S WORKSHOP” page for more info and registration    Read More

Job Posting: After-school Art Teacher

Teaching Opportunity:  After School Art Program Art in the School, a nonprofit art education organization established in 1985, has a paid teaching opportunity in our After School Art Program at Title I Elementary Schools in Albuquerque.   The program, funded by grants and donations, is provided at no cost to the children or the schools.  The program has a specific curriculum and is designed to share works of art with children and teach them art making techniques over 8-10 weeks. Two... 

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, February 21st: Second Annual B2B Fundraiser for Art in the School!

Don’t cook on February 21st, 2016!  B2B Bistronomy in Nob Hill is once again hosting a Giving Back Sunday event to support Art in the School. Last year’s crowd was the second biggest crowd ever and so let’s do it again art lovers!  On February 21st,  dine at B2B anytime during lunch or dinner and the restaurant will generously donate a proceed of their profits from the day to support AIS’s art education programs.  Read More

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How to contact us:

Art in the School
P.O. Box 3416
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87190-3416
(505) 306-0471