March 31, 2020

Environmental Art

Kristen Hemmis, former BTSALP Visual Art specialist now living and teaching art in Boston, Massachusetts shared this wonderful lesson plan. As the weather warms up it’s the perfect way to soak up some sunshine and add in a little arts integration on the side. Thank you Kristen. We miss you here in Utah! Click here to download the lesson plan.
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 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.
October 11, 2018

First Grade Cyanotypes

BTSALP Visual Art specialist, Catherine Widner and the first grade students at Jim Bridger Elementary, used a beautiful sunshine filled day to create cyanotypes using items from nature.  First Grade Science Standard 4 – Life Science: Students will gain an understanding of Life Science through the study of changes in organisms over time and the nature of living things.  Thanks to the Education majors from the University of Utah who were on hand to help the first grade students arrange their materials and process their cyanotypes. 
October 13, 2016

SPOTLIGHT on Westminster Region

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program is divided into seven regions under the direction of a college or university in Utah. This month’s newsletter spotlights the new visiting professor at Westminster College as well as schools located in this region.  Click here and take a look at the wonderful things happening in these art spaces.
July 30, 2015

Arts Fusion Reflections by Kirsten Anderson

Southern Utah University The first day of the Arts Fusion camp was very informative and effective on getting us to stop, look, and listen to the world around us.  First, we went out in nature and looked for patterns found around the SUU cabin.  We noticed sound patterns and recorded them, as well as visual patterns found in trees and other natural objects.  We made a lot of really interesting observations that I never knew about. We found that nature had laws and patterns it was governed by and all of the patterns had a specific purpose.  I would love […]