April 25, 2019

THE RESEARCH IS IN: The Science of Drawing and Memory

“It’s long been known that drawing something helps a person remember it. A new study shows that drawing is superior to activities such as reading or writing because it forces the person to process information in multiple ways: visually, kinesthetically, and semantically. Across a series of experiments, researchers found drawing information to […]
March 25, 2019

Art Does a Body (and mind!) Good

Food for thought on a Monday morning!
March 14, 2019

STEAM not STEM: Why scientists need arts training

from The Conversation From biotech to climate change, advances in technology raise significant moral questions. To engage responsibly, our next generation of scientists need training in the arts and ethics.
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 […]
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!
September 10, 2018

Great Way to Start the School Year

BTSALP Specialists gathered at Luminaria Photography Studio on Saturday, September 8, 2018 to learn the process of  Cyanotype. This  is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to […]
September 3, 2018

Murray Mural Project Part 1

The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah, the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTSALP) and Murray City have created an opportunity for University of Utah undergraduate art majors, graduate art majors, BTSALP Visual Art specialists and elementary students to collaboratively paint nine socially engaged, […]
October 20, 2016

Art In Transit

Watch as fourth grade students at Greenville Elementary School in Logan, Utah make art for local city buses.  Art is everywhere!
October 3, 2016

Self Portraits = Self-Esteem

“With new teachers, new classmates and a new batch of facts, figures and concepts to learn, the start of a new school year can be a tough time.” – Jeff Bogle BTSALP Visual Art specialists know that creating self portraits might be the perfect art project to boost self-esteem at […]
September 22, 2016
Why Is Arts Education Important?

Why Is Arts Education Important?

  Here Are 3 Benefits Of Arts Education For Students  By Daniel, Parent Herald 1. Arts Education Improves School Performance One of the biggest benefits of arts education for students is that it can actually improve their learning skills, school attendance, critical thinking skills and creativity. All of these are […]