We’ve had several specialists ask if there was an online sign-up for the parent newsletter. We are happy to say that there is and that we have made a poster for you to print out and use at your Back-to-School Nights. It has a QR code that takes the parents directly to the sign-up. Click here to download the pdf poster. Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions or if there is something we can do to help you out!
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 […]
You won’t believe what the BTBALP students and specialists in the Weber State University region have been up to! Click here to see excellent arts integration in action! GreenWood Charter School Community Mural with Second Grade Lydia Stewart, Visual Art Specialist The second graders at GreenWood Charter had an expedition where they painted a mural along the Ogden River Trail. To prepare, they took a close look at the artist James Rizzi and created a rough draft of the mural on paper, which was posted in the school. They used the paper mural as a template for the design of their final product North Ogden & Hooper Elementary Schools […]
Students in BTSALP schools all over the state have been busy connecting curriculum to all four art forms. Click here to see our amazing students drawing, dancing, singing and acting in this month’s newsletter. Wayne Geary, Visual Art Specialist at Rose Park Elementary School, and Louise Fischman, artist and therapeutic art educator, spent the summer of 2017 exploring and absorbing the culture and art of the Canadian First Nations along the Northwest coast of Canada. This trip was like a “master class” in the design process of totem poles and their meanings. Wayne and Louise collaborated with Robin Raine, school counselor, to develop a long term […]
It’s time to celebrate – the arts in Utah and the Winter Olympic games. See BTSALP students perform Hamilton: The Making of a Patriot at the Utah State Capitol during Arts Day on the Hill. Do you know what an armature is? Fourth Grade students at South Summit Elementary School do! Learn all about their artistic process and check out their sculptures depicting Olympic sports. Read all this and more in the current newsletter. Click here to see videos on our Facebook page of Summit Academy Bluffdale’s performance of Hamilton: The Making of a Patriot. Arts Day on the Hill The 2018 […]
Thank you to our Utah State legislators for their continued support of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program. Read all about the opera, Lost on Skull Island, and integrated visual art on display at the 2018 legislative luncheon. Click here. Legislative Luncheon Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:30 pm Fourth grade students from Iron Springs Elementary School in Cedar City, Utah left home at 6:00 am to perform Lost On Skull Island, an opera written and produced by the students themselves. There were even parts written especially for their classroom teacher and the principal of Iron Springs. Art From BTSALP Schools On Display For […]
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.
Fourth graders study of Utah comes alive as they view the scenery of Arches National Park. Follow BTSALP Visual Art Specialist and “Art Coach,” Bruce Hucko with his merry band of students as they make art in the park! Read all about right here…
The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program has expanded! Meet some of our specialists as they go “Back to School” for 2017-2018. Enjoy learning more about our program and these amazing and talented educators. Click here to read all about it!
“Of all of the arts, drama involves the participant most fully: intellectually, emotionally, physically, verbally, and socially.” See what kind of “drama” the young BTSALP thespians from all over the state have created! Click here to read all about it.
Take a tour of BTSALP specialist, Kate Watson’s art space at Harvest Elementary School in Saratoga Springs. Kate is a master at integrating visual art with Science, Technology Engineering and Math. She puts the A in STEAM! Start your tour here in our latest newsletter.
The Utah legislative session is in full swing and BTSALP advocates are out in full force showing their LOVE for Arts Integration in Utah’s elementary schools. Read more about BTSALP’s advocacy efforts in our latest newsletter.
You’re in for a visual treat as you read through this month’s BTSALP newsletter. Cassie Walker and her students at Lone Peak Elementary take integrated art to a whole new level. Feast your eyes right here.
Music, Dance and Drama integrated instruction are essential for elementary school aged students. These art forms help children learn the following: establish a positive learning state create a desired atmosphere build a sense of anticipation energize learning activities change brain wave states focus concentration increase attention improve memory facilitate a multisensory learning experience release tension enhance imagination align groups develop rapport provide inspiration and motivation add an element of fun accentuate theme-oriented units Read our latest newsletter for information about Music, Dance and Drama in some of our BTSALP schools. Click here to read.
The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program is divided into seven regions under the direction of a college or university in Utah. This month’s newsletter spotlights the new visiting professor at Westminster College as well as schools located in this region. Click here and take a look at the wonderful things happening in these art spaces.
Classroom teachers and BTSALP specialists don’t take the Summer off . . . they are always thinking about their students and their curriculum. Teachers and specialists from all over the state came together at a variety of university locations for hands-on, arts integrated workshops. It may sound like work but I bet they’d all say it was really more like FUN! Find out more about what teachers and specialists REALLY do on their summer vacations in this month’s newsletter! Click here to read.
Infuse art! Change our world! The second annual free statewide ArtsLINK conference took place on Saturday, March 25, 2016 at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex on the University of Utah campus. Learn all about this conference in the latest BTSALP newsletter.
This week’s newsletter shows us the power of using Drama and Theatre productions in the classroom. Then the landscapes and natural beauty of Utah are highlighted in visual art projects created by visual art specialist, Bruce Hucko and his BTSALP students from the Moab area. Click here to learn more…
Welcome to Draper Elementary’s Art Night 2016. Enjoy the visual arts projects created by the students and their BTSALP specialist, Kylie Welling. Arts and academic integration at it’s finest. Click here to learn how visual art can support and enhance content area learning.
BTSALP students have been busy this month painting, dancing and acting. Find out all about their efforts and take a peek at the new Marmalade Branch of the Salt Lake Public Library right here in our newest newsletter.
Monday, February 8, 2016 was Day on the Hill at the Utah State capitol. Students from the BTSALP program performed integrated music and dance compositions. Advocates for arts in schools, used the day to meet with legislators and support BTSALP. Read more about it in our latest newsletter.
On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 the annual Legislative luncheon for Utah state legislators and their spouses, was held at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Art and Musical Theatre was provided by students from BTSALP schools throughout the state. Click here to read more about this wonderful afternoon and to download free “Leap Year” music and lesson plans.