This Fall, 2019 the Artsbridge Honors course at Weber State University will design and co-create a new faux-stained glass installation called Utah Birds & Ecosystems. This is a course designed for Weber State University students to work closely with professors and BTSALP Visual Arts Specialist, Brent Rhodes, and his 4th graders at James Madison Elementary. Through this collaboration students design and build a hanging installation that depicts the birds and ecosystems found in Utah. This aligns with the 4th grade Utah State Science Standards. All of the Weber State students and 4th Graders will visit the Ogden Nature Center to gather field […]
Jonathan Hale, BTSALP Visual Art Specialist at Sprucewood Elementary School (Canyons School District,) worked with each grade level to create a colorful mural. Each Mosaic Mural is a compilation of concepts taught at each grade level. Students worked to develop images in clay and then used recycled and donated items to complete the picture. Students reviewed and explored grade level concepts while creating and constructing these mosaic murals. 1st Grade Mosaic Mural Connections to Grade Level Learning: The main focus of the 1st grade mural is on changes that occur; the seasons change bringing different kinds of weather. In spring […]
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 Salt Lake City. She started with the sixth grade and the paper mache Birds of Prey. She is now working with the lower grades. Each grade level is creating a different type of bird that will be hanging as part of the installation. Kindergarten students used Styrofoam balls, pom poms, […]
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 was time to blow up the balloons and construct the birds using newspaper and paper mache. Great collaboration between preservice teachers, Dayna Morris and Christy Edgel from the Integrated Curriculum class at the University of Utah, BTSALP and Beacon Heights. Extra hands ALWAYS come in handy! Coming Soon: The finished […]
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!
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.
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.
BTSALP specialists, classroom teachers and university partners joined the Utah Museum of Fine Arts educators for a 2-hr Professional Development that highlighted visual literacy and object based learning as great teaching tools for students of all abilities. Learn more about it in our latest newsletter.