September 19, 2018

BTSALP Statewide Conference 2018

On September 13th and 14th, members of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program, from all over the state gathered at the Utah State Capitol to connect, learn and create. Specialists, principals, university partners all working together to create artful learning in our schools.  Sydnee Dickson, Utah State Superintendent of […]
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, […]
June 14, 2018

Exciting Research from the BTSALP!

Two of our BTSALP Visual Arts specialists in the University of Utah region have concluded and published some exciting research. Read about Jonathan Hale’s joint project between Sprucewood Elementary School and Jordan Valley School (Canyons School District, Salt Lake City, Utah) in VSA INTERNATIONAL: The Kennedy Center Office of VSA […]
October 22, 2017

Plein Air Art in Arches National Park

Fourth graders study of Utah comes alive as they view the scenery of Arches National Park.  Follow BTSALP Visual Art Specialist and “Art Coach,” Bruce Hucko with his merry band of students as they make art in the park!  Read all about right here… 
March 25, 2017

Spotlight on Visual Art Specialist, Kate Watson

Take a tour of BTSALP specialist, Kate Watson’s art space at Harvest Elementary School in Saratoga Springs. Kate is a master at integrating visual art with Science, Technology Engineering and Math.  She puts the A in STEAM!  Start your tour here in our latest newsletter.
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 […]
September 15, 2016
Drums Alive! at BYU Arts Express

Drums Alive!

BYU Arts Express featured Carrie Ekins and her Drums Alive program for students as part of their summer 2016 workshop for classroom teachers and specialists. The Drum Beat Chemnitz Drumming Research Project with Drums Alive In 2010 Drums Alive® took part in a scientific study THE DRUM BEAT Chemnitz Drumming […]
September 8, 2016
BTS Goes Back to School

BTSALP Goes Back to School

Classroom teachers and BTSALP specialists don’t take the Summer off . . .  they are always thinking about their students and their curriculum. Teachers and specialists from all over the state came together at a variety of university locations for hands-on, arts integrated workshops. It may sound like work but […]