Art in Action began in 2012 and has since taught thousands of children in nine Toronto schools. We believe that every child has a unique artistic expression to be discovered and developed. We are focussed on sparking the creativity in every child through inspiring visual art projects. As children create their own unforgettable works of art they learn new ways of perceiving and looking at the world around them. This art enrichment program fosters individual free thinking, risk taking and problem-solving.

Art in Action regularly sponsors students who otherwise couldn’t take our classes due to their families economic situation. We have had over 35 bursary students take part in our program.

Contact us at: artinactiontoronto@gmail.com

Our Schools

Currently Art in Action is operating art enrichment programs at Humbercrest Public School, Swansea Public School, Lambton Kingsway Junior Middle School, Humber Valley Village Junior Middle School, Kingsway College School, Park Lawn Junior Middle School, John English Junior Middle School, Blessed Sacrament Catholic School and  Runnymede Junior and Senior Public School.

 Teacher Biographies

Tanya Swann has a background in finance and banking. After starting her family she traded life in investments for a paintbrush, glitter and glue. She has always had a passion for the visual arts and has taken many courses from schools such as: The University of Toronto, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Works, as well as workshops with various local artists.


Sara Fritzlar has a Masters of Arts in Politics. She has a teaching and learning in higher education certificate and she has taught at the School of Philosophy in Toronto for over 15 years. She has over 10 years experience as a certified gymnastics coach.  Sara has taken art classes at Central Technical School  as well as workshops and art classes with various artists.   As a mother of three school-aged children, she has experience teaching visual arts in her child-centric, craft friendly home environment. She has always had a love of artistic expression and art appreciation.


7 Responses to About

  1. Faby


    Great website, I’m really interested in this type of program for my summer camps.

  2. Hi!
    My daughter has done a few of your classes at Humbercrest and really enjoys them! Do you do anything for birthday parties!?

  3. Julie Hartley

    My daughter loves the Art in Action programs. All the sessions are so well planned, and it’s obvious from discussions we have afterwards that the kids really learn about art and artists. She’s always proud of what she brings home, too.

  4. Jennifer

    Do you have plans to expand to other schools? My son goes to Nativity in Etobicoke, and I know he would really love something like this.

    • taswann

      We are always looking to expand to new schools. I will send you a separate email to work out further details. Thank you for your interest!

  5. ursula ratajczak

    My name is ursula and I am wondering if there are still spaces at Swansea PS.