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I also find the the other areas (science, internet, math, social studies,
music/performing arts, language, environment, language arts) use a LOT of
art activiites within their areas.
I have one horror story from the past, however. I used to teach in a
mid-sized private day school (Episcopalian) where the parents virtually
ruled. I was about five minutes into the lesson with some second graders
when a PTO mother came in the room (in her tennis outfit, btw) and told me
to make big turkeys for the T-giving play. Pronto. I made turkeys.
Romare Bearden went down the drain. And that was my last year there. I
have seldom been angrier in my professional career. Boy, am I glad THOSE
days are over!