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 […]
BTSALP Visual Artist, Alisa Webb, from North Ogden Elementary School (Weber State Region) recently hosted an art night during parent-teacher conferences. Every student had more than one piece of art hanging throughout the school. Students and parents were able to see these amazing works of art all around their school. Alisa was facilitating grade level art installations that will be permanently hung at North Ogden Elementary School. This year, each grade created a Crayon Mosaic made with recycled crayons donated by teachers and families in the community. Students are recreating famous pieces of art, while also re-purposing materials that are no […]
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 force to keep a simple piece of computer paper attached to their bodies while exploring the elements of dance. Once they finished working through these improvisations, students created a class dance based on their findings.
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.
“I believe arts education in music, theater, dance and the visual arts is one of the most creative ways we have to find the gold that is buried just beneath the surface. They (children) have an enthusiasm for life, a spark of creativity, and vivid imaginations that need training – training that prepares them to become confident young men and women.” – Richard W. Riley, Former US Secretary of Education All the world is a stage . . . Find out more about BTSALP drama productions: Mother Goose, Under the Sea and the Yellow Ball Project, in our newest newsletter. […]