January 12, 2020

Do Art To Be Smart

The Granite School District Art Gallery is currently showing art from BTSALP students. The exhibit – Do Art To Be Smart – will be on display until January 31, 2020. Images below are just a “sneak peek” into the creativity of BTSALP students! The following Specialists shared integrated art pieces […]
November 7, 2019

A Day at Thunder Ridge: Part 2

Robert Smith, BTSALP and Alpine School District Coach, is back guiding the 4th grade students in Ms. Mickelsen’s class through a session of scientific sketching and drawing. Topic: Butterflies! Scientific drawing require the artist to look at things through the eyes of a scientist. Charles Darwin was a scientist who […]
October 21, 2019

All In The Family

Spencer and Camilla Duncan are BTSALP Drama specialists and . . . they are also husband and wife! Spencer teaches at Copper Canyon Elementary and Elk Meadows Elementary in the Jordan School District while Camilla is at Edgemont Elementary and Park Lane Elementary in the Canyons School District. Spencer’s sixth […]
October 15, 2019

Utah Birds and Ecosystems

This Fall, 2019 the Artsbridge Honors course at Weber State University will design and co-create a new faux-stained glass installation called Utah Birds & Ecosystems. This is a course designed for Weber State University students to work closely with professors and BTSALP Visual Arts Specialist, Brent Rhodes, and his 4th graders at […]
October 7, 2019

A Day at Thunder Ridge: Part 1

BTSALP and Alpine School District Coach, Robert Smith is a man of many talents. Follow along as he guides Mrs. Everitt’s Kindergarten class in some drawing exercises on National Dot Day! “We are learning to tell stories with pictures. Artists use exercises and mark making to strengthen the muscles in […]
September 26, 2019

People Who Attend Cultural Events Are Happier

A new study found on artnetnews.com discusses research commissioned by Arts Council England that makes the case for why smaller towns should amp up and promote their arts offerings. Kate Brown, August 26, 2019 File this under things you probably intrinsically knew but now have data to support: arts and culture […]
September 22, 2019

BTSALP Makes the News!

Art at elementary: School programs encourage creativity Kathleen Snow, For The Spectrum & Daily News | Published 3:26 p.m. MT Aug. 20, 2019 The Washington County School District visual arts program in the elementary schools encourage individual student creativity while incorporating other academic areas into their artwork. WCSD Fine Arts […]
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.