March 20, 2019

Jeremy Chatterton: BTSALP’s Best Friend

Jeremy Chatterton, principal at Dilworth Elementary School in Salt Lake City School District, is definitely a friend of BTSALP. He is willing to share the success of the BTSALP every chance he can! Jeremy presented information about his school and the program at the Principal’s Symposium held at the University […]
March 9, 2019

Arts Day on the Hill 2019

BTSALP Student performers advocated for continuing funding for Arts Education at the Utah State Capitol. Student artwork was displayed and students performed musical numbers, theater and dance productions. Thank you student advocates. Thank you Utah State Legislators.
March 1, 2019

The “Science” of Collage Lesson Plan

The “Science” of Collage lesson plan integrates Visual Art and Science. Students will learn to identify and explain organic shapes used in an art collage. Also includes a mini lesson from Kara Kramer's One Minute, No Glue Collage and a video link to Rex Ray inspired collage painting.
February 25, 2019

Color Outside the Lines

BTSALP Visual Artist, Alisa Webb, from North Ogden Elementary School (Weber State Region) recently hosted an art night during parent-teacher conferences. Every student had more than one piece of art hanging throughout the school. Students and parents were able to see these amazing works of art all around their school. Alisa […]
February 17, 2019

BTSALP Legislative Dinner

Two feet of snow didn’t deter Utah State Legislators, their families and friends of BTSALP from venturing to the Grand America Hotel for the annual Legislative Dinner. Art for the program is from The Spike 150 Graphic Novel, Auntie & Lopey Track the Transcontinental Railroad by Mrs. Quigley’s 4th grade class. Helen M Knight Elementary School, […]
February 1, 2019

Monster Mash Up Lesson Plan

Drawing “Monsters” is a great way to get students into the habit of looking for and identifying different shapes. This quick 30 minute lesson for the “littles” integrates shape recognition, active listening and small motor skill practice.
January 30, 2019

What Happens to Student Behavior When Schools Prioritize Art

Here is an excellent excerpt from the book, You, Your Child and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica. Share with parents, principals, colleagues, and community members to advocate for the benefits of Art Education in schools. Click here to read more. Just for fun – a bit of Doodling. Enjoy!
January 27, 2019

Mask Making – Part I

Follow along as the fifth graders at Moss Elementary School in Granite School District make plaster casts of their own faces. Kirsten Schiel, BTSALP Visual Art Specialist at Moss demonstrates to parents, community volunteers, and University of Utah student helpers, the steps of mask making. After donning a paint shirt, […]
January 1, 2019

Mind Mapping Lesson Plan

Mind Mapping is a visual form of note taking that offers an overview of a topic and its complex information, allowing students to comprehend, create new ideas and build connections. Through the use of drawings, color, images and words, Mind Mapping encourages students to begin with a central idea and expand outward.
December 19, 2018

It’s That Time of Year!

Christmas trees using only three shapes and a few basic colors.  Thanks to Jen Terry and the first graders at Westfield Elementary School in Alpine School District.