May 9, 2019

Mask Making – Part 2

The plaster animal masks are finished and on display (Just in time for Art Night!) at Moss Elementary School in Granite School District. Kirsten Schiel, BTSALP Visual Art Specialist did a wonderful job of guiding the fifth grade students through the research, drawing and constructing phases of this integrated mask […]
April 29, 2019

Out With the Old and In with the New

Beacon Heights Elementary School in the Salt Lake City School District has a giant open area atrium right in the front foyer. Many years ago the students at Beacon Heights constructed a huge hanging mobile to fill the space and welcome visitors to their school Well that was then . […]
April 19, 2019

Down on the Farm

Shout out to Denise Manzione, BTSALP Arts Coordinator in Tooele School District and the students at Vernon and Ibapah Elementary Schools. Both of these schools are 2 room school houses in farm/ranch communities.  Students were studying wool and how it is processed (in Ibapah quite a few already knew because […]
April 1, 2019

Mandala Magic Lesson Plan

The Mandala Magic lesson plan Integrates Visual Art and Science. Students will research and observe different patterns in nature and use those patterns to construct Mandalas. This lesson also includes a mini lesson on radial symmetrical design.
March 29, 2019

There’s So Much “Drama” at Suncrest Elementary

Guest Blogger: Rachel Zumaya Drama Specialist at Suncrest Elementary School, Alpine School District Pantomime /ˈpan(t)əˌmīm/ nouna dramatic entertainment, originating in Roman mime, in which performers express meaning through gestures accompanied by music. In the Drama space at Suncrest Elementary School, students have been learning about pantomime and how tableaus can […]
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.
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.
January 15, 2019

Happy to Dance

Jean Gardner, BTSALP Dance Specialist at Meadowlark Elementary School, and her students are Happy to Dance and Happy to Learn! The First Graders learned all about the process of plant growth through dance. Third Graders combined the study of Australian Folk Tales and the phases of the moon. Upper Grades […]
November 25, 2018

Flashlight Shadow Puppet Narratives

Guest Blogger: Aleia Nay Visual Art Specialist at Oscarson Elementary School, Piute School District The 3rd and 4th grade classes, under the supervision of BTSALP Visual Art Specialist, Aleia Nay constructed Flashlight Shadow Puppet Narratives. This is a combination  classroom since Oscarson Elementary only has 35 students in their school.  STANDARD […]
November 12, 2018

Gravity, Force & Friction

Guest Blogger: Kelly Bruce Glynn  Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Coordinator  Weber State University Arts Learning Collaborative  Norma Zaugg, BTSALP Dance Specialist at Stewart Elementary in Davis School District, worked with third grade students to explore gravity, force, and friction through improvisation and choreography.   Students learned how to use […]