October 18, 2018

African Music

Maurya Fox, BTSALP Specialist, is a music teacher extraordinaire. She teaches before and after school programs, conducts and accompanies 60 participants in the “Soaring Singers” chorus, and directs a musical theater group that has 55 participants. But the “real magic” happens when you walk through the doors of her classroom […]
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 […]
October 3, 2018

Saturday Classes and Professional Development Opportunities

Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities available to you, several at minimal or no cost! The Arts Engage Saturday workshops at UVU still have openings. Join the best presenters in the area for Drama, Dance, Music, Visual Art or Robotics workshops. Visit this website to sign up. Class meets October 13, November […]
September 26, 2018

Update: Birds, Birds, Birds

Just bringing you an update from one of our BTSALP long term projects! This project is “in the works” so keep checking back to see the progress. Laurie Shea, BTSALP Visual Art specialist, is working on a large scale, permanent installation for the open foyer at Beacon Heights Elementary in […]
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 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 […]
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 […]