Tag Archives: In the Community

Educator Workshop: Elles – Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris

Join Seattle Art Museum (SAM) for this educator workshop that draws from the issues and dialogues posed within Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris.  Participants will engage in stimulating conversations surrounding women’s challenges in the contemporary art world during the last 100 years through writing, curriculum development and art making activities. Participants will […]
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Visual Thinking Strategies Intro Two-Day Practicum

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a student-centered, research-based teaching method that improves critical thinking and language skills through discussions of art. VTS encourages participation and self-confidence, especially among students who struggle in traditional learning environments. VTS is easy to learn and offers a proven strategy for educators to meet current learning objectives. This two-day workshop […]
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Parents for Arts in the Schools: A Parent Docent Training Workshop

Parents for Arts in the Schools: A Parent Docent Training Workshop is developed for parent volunteers in school classrooms, this annual workshop provides training in facilitating interactive discussions about art, leading art lessons, and developing creative habits in students. Parents practice Visual Thinking Strategies in the Museum galleries and learn techniques for teaching art making […]
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Preview: Elles – Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris

Come join Seattle Art Museum (SAM) for an evening of fun, food and amazing contemporary women’s art in this FREE educator preview.  These previews are a chance for educators to network and connect in a festive environment full of art making activities, information from SAM and featured community partners, along with a chance for a […]
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Educator Workshop: Many Arrows from Rama’s Bow – Ramayana Art

How can stories reveal cultural histories and perspectives? How do images and words depict complex narratives? Come to the Seattle Asian Art Museum for this Educator Workshop to learn strategies for teaching about culture, storytelling and symbols through the epic Indian tale of the Ramayana. In this hands-on workshop, participants will create a short graphic […]
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From Sea to See: Frye Family and Educator Day

Celebrate the beginning of the school year and the closing of summer exhibitions at the Frye Art Museum with a Family and Educator Day inspired by themes of international voyage and exchange. Create artwork, listen to live music, join a family tour through the galleries, and learn about upcoming exhibitions and Pre-K–12 educational programs. Educators […]
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August Arts Camp

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is sponsoring August Arts Camp at the Shoreline Center.  During the week-long camp students will have the opportunity to explore visual arts, theatre, music, and dance with accomplished artist-educators.  Students choose a core class, a main area of interest for emphasis where they spend three hours each day.  They […]
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DANCE This!

The DANCE This! Camp at Centrum provides an opportunity for high school students (Grades 9-12) to study a wide range of dance styles and techniques in a supportive, yet challenging atmosphere.  Students participate in African, Ballet, Choreography, Hip-Hop and Modern dance classes with professional dance instructors from the Seattle area. DANCE This! targets or exceeds […]
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Marrowstone in the City – Session 2

For younger musicians in the Seattle area between the ages of 7 and 14, Marrowstone-in-the-City (MITC) provides excellent musical instruction and orchestral training.  The program includes string and wind ensembles, chamber music, sectional and full orchestra rehearsals, a daytime chamber music performance, and a final evening concert for all students. Who should apply? Students aged […]
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Glass Camp: Get Blown Away

Students will visit a local glass studio, meet the artists, and get hands-on experience blowing your own glass!  Learn a variety of techniques such as glass fusing, slumping, and mosaic to create your own two- and three-dimensional glass artwork.  Field trips around downtown Tacoma and exploration of the museum’s glass art collection offer inspiration for […]
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    • PAL School Receives Crayola Grant!

      ArtsEd Washington is pleased to announce that our Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program participant, Madrona K-8 School, was recently awarded a grant from the Crayola Champion Creatively Alive program!

      Under the leadership of Principal Farah Thaxton, and with guidance of our PAL program, Madrona has enlisted an active group of parents, community partners, and artists to assist in their capacity building to integrate the arts into all aspects of their curriculum. As they head into their second year of PAL, and now with the support of the Champion Creatively Alive grant, Madrona plans to continue developing their arts plan that will:

      • Establish model lessons and implementation tools;
      • Strengthen teachers’ confidence in facilitating arts-integrated lessons; and
      • Set standards around long-term, sequential arts programming, and more.

      When asked how the PAL program was a contributor to their grant application , Principal Thaxton said, “Our work through PAL enabled our Arts Team to clarify our priorities, to be very intentional in what we plan to achieve in the years ahead. Working with an experienced Coach, we created a realistic, practical plan, with benchmarks each trimester. This is critical in achieving the transformation we have envisioned for Madrona. We were able to show Crayola and NAESP that we are taking concrete steps to teach our students critical skills, like resourcefulness and inventiveness, which strong arts education provides.”.

      Congratulations, Madrona!

      A special thank you to Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) for providing opportunities for schools to foster creativity through the arts, as part of a basic and complete education. We appreciate all that you do to support arts education for every student at every school!