Art at elementary: School programs encourage creativity Kathleen Snow, For The Spectrum & Daily News | Published 3:26 p.m. MT Aug. 20, 2019 The Washington County School District visual arts program in the elementary schools encourage individual student creativity while incorporating other academic areas into their artwork. WCSD Fine Arts Coordinator, Robert Schmidt, oversees all fine arts including; music, visual art, dance, and theater in schools K-12. He said visual art teachers have a core curriculum to follow just like all other academic areas. “One difference is the level of collaboration that occurs in the elementary schools,” Schmidt said. “Most […]
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 were presented to nine outstanding arts educators. This year’s winners are as follows: ARTcetera, Provo School District, Exemplary Arts Program in a School or District Randall Beach, Secondary Music Instruction – Instrumental, Cache County School District Monique deWitt, Elementary Visual Arts Instruction, Alpine School District Steve Durtschi, Secondary Music Instruction […]
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 from University of Utah undergraduate students, graduate students, BTSALP Visual Art Specialists, and University of Utah faculty members with input from Murray City representatives. Murray City historical information and landmarks were included in each mural. Many thanks to professor Kim Martinez for being the brain, beauty and BRAWN of the […]
Art Nights, Musical Performances, Theater Productions are what make Springtime in BTSALP schools the best time of the school year! Join the celebration by reading our current newsletter. North Elementary in Iron County, a STEM Partner school with Southern Utah University, held their STEAM Night highlighting Math and Science integration. BTSALP Visual Arts Specialist: Lori Wrankle. Lomond View Elementary, Weber School District, BTSALP Visual Arts Specialist: Mendy Reese North Ogden Elementary, Weber School District, BTSALP Visual Arts Specialist: Alisa Webb Ogden School District Elementary Arts Festival Artwork from James Madison and Horace Mann, BTSALP Visual Arts Specialist: Brent Rhodes and Lincoln, Polk, and […]
A dance specialist, BTSALP coach, sixth grade classroom teachers and students in Alpine School District joined together for an integrated collaborative project on the solar system that’s “out of this world!” Read more about their project and Envision Utah’s 2017 Common Good Award Winner – Art Works for Kids in our current newsletter.
The Sorenson Legacy Foundation was created to improve the lives of others and the world in which we live. Founded by the late biotechnology pioneer and entrepreneur, James LeVoy Sorenson and his wife, education philanthropist Beverley Taylor Sorenson, the foundation provides support for a wide range of endeavors, from community development and education to health care, scientific and artistic pursuits. Earlier this month, the Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts Education were presented during an awards dinner held at the Salt Lake Marriott City Center. The fused-glass awards were designed by Carrie Trenholm, a Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence […]