October 15, 2015
UMFA Touch Tour

UMFA Touch Tour

BTSALP specialists, classroom teachers and university partners joined the Utah Museum of Fine Arts educators for a 2-hr Professional Development that highlighted visual literacy and object based learning as great teaching tools for students of all abilities. Learn more about it in our latest newsletter.
October 16, 2015
Boomwhackers & Bach

Boomwhackers & Bach

“A painter paints pictures on canvas, but musicians paint their pictures on silence.” Leopold Stokowski (Director of Disney’s Fantasia)  
October 28, 2015

The Haunting of South Summit Elementary School

Third graders at South Summit Elementary School, under the guidance of BTSALP Visual Arts Specialist, Kathleen Briley and grade level teachers, spent a day exploring their Kamas, Utah community.  The day started with a community walk  that took students past interesting architectural landmarks. The third graders also visited businesses in […]
November 11, 2015
The Dance of Life

The Dance of Life

Friday, November 6, 2015 The Dance of Life: An Intergenerational Dancing Event was held at the Beveley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex, University of Utah. Activities included Master Classes and Film Workshops for dancers ages 12-18, as well as dance activities for children, teens and adults. To learn more about […]
November 12, 2015
El dia de los Muertos

El dia de los Muertos

Third grade Dual Immersion students at South Summit Elementary School in Kamas, Utah, under the direction of Visual Art Specialist Kathleen Briley, celebrated their diverse community through food, music and art. Their dia de los Muertos celebration created memories that will take a long time to fade. Read all about […]
November 16, 2015
Arts Education Works for Challenged Schools

Arts Education Works for Challenged Schools

Injecting more arts into the school day has resulted in better attendance and behavior, and slightly better math and reading scores for eight struggling schools around the country, including Roosevelt School in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Read article here.
November 19, 2015
Paper Circuits at Southern Utah University

Paper Circuits at Southern Utah University

Lindsay Balfour is a paper engineer and designer who explores the mechanics of paper used in pop-up design, paper craft, and sculptures. She integrates electronics in her work to showcase technology as a tool and material to enhance ideas for creative expression. As an educator and an artist, her work […]
December 7, 2015

Three Peaks Performs”The Tempest”

“O brave new world, that has such people in’t!” Three Peaks’ 4th and 5th grade after-school drama students performed Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” this month. Students designed and painted the set, created many of the props, memorized authentic Shakespearean text, and performed with energy and excitement for the school and parents. The […]
December 10, 2015
Mother Goose, Under the Sea and the Yellow Ball Project

Mother Goose, Under the Sea and the Yellow Ball Project

“I believe arts education in music, theater, dance and the visual arts is one of the most creative ways we have to find the gold that is buried just beneath the surface. They (children) have an enthusiasm for life, a spark of creativity, and vivid imaginations that need training – […]
January 14, 2016
Beaded Wave

Informances

An important part of the BTSALP program is informing and involving parents and community members in the creative learning process of the students. Read the latest newsletter to find out about performances that “inform” at Wasatch and Oakwood Elementary Schools.  Look for some interesting information on Visual Art techniques and tap dancing extraordinaire, Savion […]