November 13, 2018

Veteran’s Day – Never Forget

Guest Blogger: Melissa Deletant Visual Art Specialist at Lapoint and Naples Elementary School is Uintah School District All students at Lapoint Elementary have spent the last five weeks working on portrait paints of Veterans from the local community.  Images of veterans were provided by families, Robert Lucero – Veterans Director […]
November 12, 2018

Gravity, Force & Friction

Guest Blogger: Kelly Bruce Glynn  Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Coordinator  Weber State University Arts Learning Collaborative  Norma Zaugg, BTSALP Dance Specialist at Stewart Elementary in Davis School District, worked with third grade students to explore gravity, force, and friction through improvisation and choreography.   Students learned how to use […]
November 5, 2018

For The Love of Reading

Jen Terry is a BTSALP Professional Development Partner and elementary art integration coach at Alpine School District. She believes that art integration transforms learning into purposeful experiences that are worthwhile for the teacher and student. Jen holds a B.S. from Utah State University in Early Childhood Education with a Visual […]
October 28, 2018

Eco Printing

Guest Blogger: Melanie Haslam Melanie Haslam is the BTSALP Visual Art Specialist at Canyon Elementary School in Cache County.  Follow along step by step as she brings Science, History and Visual Art together with Eco Printing. A big thank you to Melanie for an excellent lesson and blog post!  Supplies: […]
October 18, 2018

African Music

Maurya Fox, BTSALP Specialist, is a music teacher extraordinaire. She teaches before and after school programs, conducts and accompanies 60 participants in the “Soaring Singers” chorus, and directs a musical theater group that has 55 participants. But the “real magic” happens when you walk through the doors of her classroom […]
October 11, 2018

First Grade Cyanotypes

BTSALP Visual Art specialist, Catherine Widner and the first grade students at Jim Bridger Elementary, used a beautiful sunshine filled day to create cyanotypes using items from nature.  First Grade Science Standard 4 – Life Science: Students will gain an understanding of Life Science through the study of changes in […]
October 5, 2018

Murray Mural Project Part 2

Work continues on the murals for elementary schools in Murray School District.  Follow along as we update this fascinating mural making process.  Images have been gathered and now the “fun” begins . . .    Scanning the images from the elementary students, combining them with artwork from university students, moving […]
October 3, 2018

Saturday Classes and Professional Development Opportunities

Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities available to you, several at minimal or no cost! The Arts Engage Saturday workshops at UVU still have openings. Join the best presenters in the area for Drama, Dance, Music, Visual Art or Robotics workshops. Visit this website to sign up. Class meets October 13, November […]
September 26, 2018

Update: Birds, Birds, Birds

Just bringing you an update from one of our BTSALP long term projects! This project is “in the works” so keep checking back to see the progress. Laurie Shea, BTSALP Visual Art specialist, is working on a large scale, permanent installation for the open foyer at Beacon Heights Elementary in […]
September 19, 2018

BTSALP Statewide Conference 2018

On September 13th and 14th, members of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program, from all over the state gathered at the Utah State Capitol to connect, learn and create. Specialists, principals, university partners all working together to create artful learning in our schools.  Sydnee Dickson, Utah State Superintendent of […]