Volunteer Program

2016-17 Volunteer Workshops! 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 […]

After School Art Program

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

***The 2016 workshop is now full, but we usually get cancellations so are taking names for our wait list*** Professional Development Workshop for Teachers                   Bringing the Curriculum to Life with Art: Expanding Literacy Skills Monday, June 7th & Tuesday, June 8th, 2016   8:30 a.m. – […]

About Art in the School

          Art in the School is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit art education organization for children. Our mission is to open the doors to learning through the visual arts.  We enrich education in New Mexico several ways: We teach parent and grandparent volunteers to teach comprehensive art education lessons in their children’s classrooms. We provide a free after school art program at Title I elementary and middle schools in Albuquerque. We provide professional development for teachers which shows them how to use visual art education to enhance and enrich the core curriculum. Why Art in the School Was Created Art in the School was founded by art historian Sara Otto-Diniz in 1985 because art education funding had been eliminated in the public schools.  Due to state legislation in 2003, some art funding has been restored to New Mexico schools, but not enough to provide art education to every child every year.  Albuquerque Public Schools, the state’s largest district... 

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Join us for Vintage Albuquerque’s Wine Week Events June 22-25!!

Art in the School is honored to be a main beneficiary of Vintage Albuquerque’s annual Wine Week events.  This multi-day food and wine event raises funds and awareness for arts education and its role in early childhood development. As the largest charitable wine auction in the Southwest, Vintage Albuquerque has raised over $3 million to date. Join us for these great events for a great cause June 22nd through 26th!  For more details and to purchase tickets, please visit www.vintagealbuquerque.org The... 

Certified Teachers: Check out our 2016 Professional Development Workshop!

*****The workshop is now full but we usually get cancellations, so we are taking names for the wait list.***** 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

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