Welcome to Cipriani's Art in Action site.

The AIA Program

Funded by the Cipriani PTA and School Force, the Art in Action Program provides a high quality comprehensive visual-art curriculum for parent volunteers to teach to Cipriani's Kindergarten through 5th grades.

Through this program, students will learn about the art of great artists and from cultures around the world, how to look at art, and how to create their own unique masterpieces. Supported by both training and online resources, the unique spiral curriculum—introducing and reinforcing concepts through the program levels—gives students a solid foundation in drawing, painting, and sculpture techniques. The multifaceted lessons develop students’ critical-thinking skills, creativity, visual literacy, and self-esteem, as well as an appreciation of other cultures. Online lessons are available on demand to give teachers and students animated explanations and detailed, easy-to-use directions.

The Lessons

Each of the grade/program levels has 12, sequential, age-appropriate lessons. Every lesson includes an open-ended discussion designed to help students carefully observe a work of art and analyze it, supporting their own ideas with evidence and listening to the ideas of others. The students create their own unique masterpieces, applying what they have learned, and expressing themselves visually. All lessons are aligned with National Visual Arts Standards and are easily aligned with Common Core and other subjects.

       AiA 2018-2019 Coordinators

            - Coordinators - Alexis Garcia and Adina Madra, 
            - Supplies Coordinators - Lauren McNall, lauren.nevins@gmail.com
                                           and Kendra Orr,  kendralinorr@gmail.com
            - Clay Coordinator - Soo Kwack, suejkwack@gmail.com
            - Library Curator - Stefanie Louie, stefanie.louie@gmail.com
            - Cipriani Annual Art Show - Katie Borrelli, kborrelli21@gmail.com


    Important Links

    Art in Action Web Site (no login needed) 
    Art in Action Online Lessons (login required) All users must register every year with a school code provided by the AiA Coordinators via the AiA Cipriani Google Group