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Collaborative Quilts- Science and Art Bound as One!

Mandi Sigg taught her students' various art and science lessons to create five beautiful quilts. These collaborative pieces will be a lasting display for years to come.    Cactus - These blocks were individually created by the hands of first graders.  The students were learning about the cacti and its adaptations that help it live…

Artful Books to Use in Your Classroom

Jen Terry, art integration educator, will be providing BTS Art Educators monthly “artful book wonder” selections for you to use in your classrooms. These books are great starting points for arts lessons! This month a couple of her favorites are: Here is a sneak peek inside this book:   Here is a look inside:  …

Dixie State University ARTsmARTs Summer Camp

Did you know many of our university partners offer workshops for children during the summer?  Dixie State University’s ARTsmARTs Arts Camp, reached 56 children in Washington County this summer. This year's camp participants engaged in creating musical instruments and music, including original compositions with Sherri Behunin, BTS Music Educator. They created sculptures of imaginary pets…

Southern Utah University ArtsFUSION Summer Camp

  SUU’s artsFUSION brings movement, color, rhythm and expression into the classroom and lives of students and teachers in Southern Utah through quality arts integration programs and services.      One of the programs offered to young children is the Summer artsFUSION Arts Camp.  This summer the theme was, “We Are Friends.”  Students focused on…

University of Utah Master of Arts in Teaching – Fine Arts (MAT-FA)

Camilla Duncan is just one of many BTS Arts educators to recently enroll in the Master of Arts in Teaching - Fine Arts (MAT-FA) at the University of Utah. Because the MAT-FA is a hybrid program, all students can complete their degree while staying in the classroom.  Students have 9-credit summer intensives and 3-credits during…

Registration Open! Arts Are Core Online Conference

To All K-6 Classroom Teachers, Arts Educators, Principals, School District Administrators, and University Students! Arts Are Core: Building Community Online Conference Register Now! Arts Are Core presents an online conference experience with hands-on arts integration workshops in visual art, dance, music, drama, and poetry. Participate in teacher-created workshops and engaging presentations centered around our conference theme, Building Community. Participants will…

Sharing Student Work Through Video- A Peek At Greenwood Charter School Art

It’s hard to believe April is here!  As we come to the end of the school year many of you will host online or in-person celebrations.  Lydia Stewart from GreenWood Charter in Ogden shares the work her students have done with parents through a short video.  It’s a great way to advocate for the BTS…

Bamboo Brush Strokes- Visual Art Lesson Plan

Amy Boehme teaches her students how to do the Bamboo Brush Stroke in this easy-to-follow video. As Amy describes the lesson: "one of the 6th-grade classes was studying China and asked for an art project that could tie into their classroom studies. Bamboo brush strokes fit into their curriculum perfectly."            …

Teacher Evaluation and Principal Perception: How Arts Integration May be Key to Elevating Dance

Hello BTSALP Arts Educators, The weather is warming and with the sunshine, I hope your days are also looking bright as well.  We think of you and love hearing from you!  The work you are doing and continue to do through these changing times is providing such an important outlet for the children of Utah.…

Gallery Moab

Welcome to the 3rd annual Gallery Moab student art show from Helen M. Knight Elementary in Moab, Utah. This year students were selected on their overall and ongoing interest in art. Once invited they were asked to create something original and meaningful to them. The work you see was totally created by them. This is…
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