November 7, 2019

A Day at Thunder Ridge: Part 2

Robert Smith, BTSALP and Alpine School District Coach, is back guiding the 4th grade students in Ms. Mickelsen’s class through a session of scientific sketching and drawing. Topic: Butterflies! Scientific drawing require the artist to look at things through the eyes of a scientist. Charles Darwin was a scientist who […]
November 1, 2019

Music Maker

Josh Roberts, BTSALP Music Specialist, makes musical magic on a daily basis at Blackridge Elementary School in Jordan School District. The music making starts before school and continues after school with Recorder Club and Ukulele Club. Students eagerly get out their Orff instruments and start the class session practicing rhythm. […]
October 21, 2019

All In The Family

Spencer and Camilla Duncan are BTSALP Drama specialists and . . . they are also husband and wife! Spencer teaches at Copper Canyon Elementary and Elk Meadows Elementary in the Jordan School District while Camilla is at Edgemont Elementary and Park Lane Elementary in the Canyons School District. Spencer’s sixth […]
October 15, 2019

Utah Birds and Ecosystems

This Fall, 2019 the Artsbridge Honors course at Weber State University will design and co-create a new faux-stained glass installation called Utah Birds & Ecosystems. This is a course designed for Weber State University students to work closely with professors and BTSALP Visual Arts Specialist, Brent Rhodes, and his 4th graders at […]
October 7, 2019

A Day at Thunder Ridge: Part 1

BTSALP and Alpine School District Coach, Robert Smith is a man of many talents. Follow along as he guides Mrs. Everitt’s Kindergarten class in some drawing exercises on National Dot Day! “We are learning to tell stories with pictures. Artists use exercises and mark making to strengthen the muscles in […]
September 30, 2019

A Peek Inside the Art Studio

Take a wander through Rachel Henderson’s Visual Art Studio at Westvale Elementary School, Jordan School District. It’s hard NOT to feel creative when surrounded by color, art and a wide variety of supplies! 6th Grade impressive figure drawings! (The mannequins really help!) Westvale’s Rotating Art Gallery
September 26, 2019

People Who Attend Cultural Events Are Happier

A new study found on artnetnews.com discusses research commissioned by Arts Council England that makes the case for why smaller towns should amp up and promote their arts offerings. Kate Brown, August 26, 2019 File this under things you probably intrinsically knew but now have data to support: arts and culture […]
September 22, 2019

BTSALP Makes the News!

Art at elementary: School programs encourage creativity Kathleen Snow, For The Spectrum & Daily News | Published 3:26 p.m. MT Aug. 20, 2019 The Washington County School District visual arts program in the elementary schools encourage individual student creativity while incorporating other academic areas into their artwork. WCSD Fine Arts […]
September 8, 2019

Utah State: Arts Are Core Conference

Utah State University sent BTSALP specialists and classroom teachers “back to school” with strategies and lesson ideas to reach every learner. Arts Are Core: One World, Many Makers held on August 1, 2019 provided professional development arts-integration for K-6 classroom teachers, arts specialists, administrators and university students/pre-service teachers. Educators participated […]
June 19, 2019

BYU Arts Express 2019

“Teachers don’t work in the Summer!” Tell THAT to these hard working educators at the BYU Arts Express Conference!