May 21, 2019

Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts Education

The Sorenson Legacy Foundation was created to improve the lives of others and the world in which we live. The foundation provides support for a wide range of endeavors from community development and education to health care, scientific and artistic pursuits. On Friday, April 26, 2019 the Sorenson Legacy Awards […]
May 5, 2019

Radioactive: Golden Spike Graphic Novel

A great time was had at KRCL’s 90.9 RadioActive show talking about Oakridge Elementary School’s (Granite School District) graphic novel project and the Transcontinental Railroad. Thanks to the incredible work of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program. Segment starts at the 7:52 and ends on a wonderful 4th grader’s […]
May 3, 2019

Congratulations to the University of Utah’s MAT Program

The Master of Arts in Teaching – Fine Arts at the U of U was just ranked #11 as one of the best online education degree programs in the country! The program isn’t even a year old!!! Check it out!!!
March 20, 2019

Jeremy Chatterton: BTSALP’s Best Friend

Jeremy Chatterton, principal at Dilworth Elementary School in Salt Lake City School District, is definitely a friend of BTSALP. He is willing to share the success of the BTSALP every chance he can! Jeremy presented information about his school and the program at the Principal’s Symposium held at the University […]
January 27, 2019

Mask Making – Part I

Follow along as the fifth graders at Moss Elementary School in Granite School District make plaster casts of their own faces. Kirsten Schiel, BTSALP Visual Art Specialist at Moss demonstrates to parents, community volunteers, and University of Utah student helpers, the steps of mask making. After donning a paint shirt, […]
December 12, 2018

Murray Mural Project Wrap Up!

All nine of the Murray Murals are finished and will be unveiled on January 21st for all to see!    Each elementary school in Murray City limits created a mural that represented THEIR school – what makes it unique and what they ♥love♥ about it! Their artwork was combined with art […]
December 3, 2018

Specialist Spotlight: Britt Black

Britt Black, BTSALP Visual Art Specialist at Philo T. Farnsworth Elementary and Gerald L. Wright Elementary was featured on the Murray City website. Read all about Britt and her connection to Murray City below.  Britt loved to doodle and imagine all kinds of creative ideas when she was young but […]
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 […]
October 5, 2018

Murray Mural Project Part 2

Work continues on the murals for elementary schools in Murray School District.  Follow along as we update this fascinating mural making process.  Images have been gathered and now the “fun” begins . . .    Scanning the images from the elementary students, combining them with artwork from university students, moving […]
September 12, 2018

Utah Birds of Prey

Laurie Shea, BTSALP Visual Art Specialist at Beacon Heights Elementary started the school year off with a fun, informative project on Utah Birds of Prey. She had the sixth grade students research different birds of prey. They drew the birds highlighting the different shapes found on the birds.  Then it […]