Volunteer Program

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2014-2015 School Year Workshop Schedule & Membership Information Click to download printable information: For New Volunteers: Frequently Asked Questions 2014-2015 Membership Form              2014 – 2015 Workshop Schedule Coordinators and Volunteers:  Use these flyers to recruit more volunteers at your school: 2014-2015 vol prog recruitment flyer half sheet prints 2 […]

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 three elementary and one middle school in the 2010-2011 […]

Teachers’ Workshops

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Professional Development Workshop for Teachers: Using Art to Engage Students and Enrich the Curriculum Monday, June 9th & Tuesday, June 10th, 2014      8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                   at  North Star Elementary School, 9301 Ventura NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122 Registration Deadline:  May 23 This workshop is free, but space is limited. Complete the registration […]

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 by supporting multiple learning... 

Our Blog

Volunteers: 2014-2015 School Year Info Now Available!

Everything you need to know about the workshops for the coming school year is here: Volunteer Program Information for 2014-2015 The theme for 2014-2015 is the Art of Ancient Civilizations.  Go to the Volunteer Program page and you’ll find the workshop schedule, lesson descriptions, membership forms, FAQs for new volunteers and more.  We look forward to seeing you this fall!  Read More

Free Workshop for Teachers This June

Certified Teachers:  Join us for this free professional development workshop! Using Art to Engage Students & Enrich the Curriculum Monday, June 9th & Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  at North Star Elementary School, 9301 Ventura NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122 Registration Deadline:  May 23 This workshop is free, but space is limited.  See all the details on this flyer: 2014 Summer workshop flyer Please complete and submit this registration form  June 2014 Teachers’... 

Volunteers’ Workshops Resume Next Week

Happy 2014, Volunteers!  All workshops for the rest of this school year will be held at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History: Paul Klee’s Playful Masterpieces     Tues., Jan. 21, repeated Sat., Jan. 25 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Henri Matisse:  The Paper Cuts Tues., Feb. 4, repeated Sat., Feb. 8 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. In the unlikely event that Albuquerque Public Schools are cancelled or delayed on the day of a workshop, the workshop will be cancelled and rescheduled. I’ve scheduled... 

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How to contact us:

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