January 30, 2019

What Happens to Student Behavior When Schools Prioritize Art

Here is an excellent excerpt from the book, You, Your Child and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica. Share with parents, principals, colleagues, and community members to advocate for the benefits of Art Education in schools. Click here to read more. Just for fun – a bit of Doodling. Enjoy!
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, […]
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 […]
January 6, 2019

Benefits of Music Education

Here is a good video clip and news article to share with parents, principals, colleagues, and community members on WHY Music Education is so important for children. CBC News Article: From musician to physician: Why medical schools are recruiting for musical ability Interesting research based Ted Talk and video clip
December 19, 2018

It’s That Time of Year!

Christmas trees using only three shapes and a few basic colors.  Thanks to Jen Terry and the first graders at Westfield Elementary School in Alpine School District.  
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 […]
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 13, 2018

Veteran’s Day – Never Forget

Guest Blogger: Melissa Deletant Visual Art Specialist at Lapoint and Naples Elementary School, Uintah School District All students at Lapoint Elementary have spent the last five weeks working on portrait paints of Veterans from the local community.  Images of veterans were provided by families, Robert Lucero – Veterans Director for […]
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 […]