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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
“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 […]
“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 – […]
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 […]