Spike 150 Graphic Novels


As part of the sesquicentennial celebration of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, several 4th-grade classes in the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program were invited by the Spike 150 Commission to work with artist Richard Jenkins in creating graphic novels which depict scenes from the building of the railroad and the settling of the West. Click here to read the graphic novels...


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January 27, 2020

Rediscovering Signs

BTSALP Visual Art Specialist, Paul Heath had his Newman Elementary and M Lynn Bennion (SLCSD) students create color pencil drawings on toned paper. Each grade level at both schools worked with a different media. 4th Grade did foam block prints over an abstract watercolor base. 5th Grade did watercolor paintings […]
January 17, 2020

Book Reviews

Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Malala Yousafzai’s first picture book, inspired by her own childhood. The New Neighbors by Sarah McIntyre New neighbors have moved into the ground floor of a bustling apartment building. The bunnies upstairs are excited, […]
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 […]
January 8, 2020

Arts Education Research Symposium 2020 focuses on inclusion through the arts

Arts inclusion research project at Mill Creek Elementary incorporates mural textures for visually impaired students Photo by Master of Fine Arts Teaching Candidate Robert Plumb How do we effectively create inclusive arts integrated learning spaces for all students? On Tuesday, January 14th at the Arts Education Research Symposium, the College of […]