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Family & Educator Workshop: Wave Your Personal Flag

Following her lecture, join featured artist Marie Watt to learn how to make art inspired by your own stories and community.  Using mixed media materials similar to those Watt uses in her work such as blankets and fabric scraps, create a personal flag that showcases your identity, family, heritage, or otherwise tells the story of […]
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Artist Lecture: Blankets, Stories & Communities

Join Tacoma Art Museum as nationally recognized mixed media artist Marie Watt shares the inspiration and techniques behind her work in the exhibition Marie Watt: Lodge (on view June 30–October 7).  An artist whose work explores human stories and the rituals implicit in everyday objects, Watt’s art includes portrait blankets of Jim Thorpe, Ira Hays, […]
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Marrowstone in the City – Session 1

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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Teaching Artist Training Lab

The Washington State Arts Commission continues its partnership with Seattle Repertory Theatre and the Pacific Northwest Ballet for the Teaching Artist Training (TAT) Lab.  The TAT Lab cohort will include up to 40 teaching artists from various artistic disciplines and regions of the state.  The training includes: six days of in-person training six teleconferences and […]
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Mixed Media Camp: Art + Film

In this combined camp with Metro Arts, students will have fun learning to conceptualize, shoot, and edit a short film documenting their artwork.  They will experiment with found objects and traditional media to create their own two- and three-dimensional mixed-media artwork. Daily field trips around downtown Tacoma, time in Metro Arts’ studio space, and exploration […]
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Advanced High School Writers Studio

Advanced High School Writers Studio is for students in grades 9-12, and is designed for both AP-level writing students, and those interested in a serious exploration of the literary arts. This program coincides with Centrum’s professional Writers’ Conference and will also expose students to a wide variety of readings and events featuring nationally acclaimed writers […]
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How to Advocate for Arts Education in Summer

Across the nation there are thousands of individuals running for public office – from the state legislator to the President of the United States.  As summer gears up and you prepare for picnics, community parties, and neighborhood gatherings, now is a great time to be an arts education advocate and to ask your local candidates […]
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Summer at Cornish

Cornish College of the Arts presents Summer at Cornish, a vibrant pre-college summer program for students ages 15-18.  Learn from professional artists and renowned musicians, break new strides in dance, discover various art forms, and hone your audition pieces.  This is a fabulous opportunity to further develop your skills at the Northwest’s premier visual and […]
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Summer Art Camps

Kirkland Arts Center presents Summer Art Camps between June 25 – August 3, 2012 for students ages 5-12.  Students will learn hands-on art projects led by professional artists.  Each week a theme is explored using a variety of creative, playful, and scientific techniques.  All supplies are included. Learn more and enroll!
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Highline Student Art Walk

The first Highline Student Art Walk will feature middle and high school artists in downtown Burien businesses.  The focus of the event is to celebrate student art and arts education by sharing it with the community. Contact Gina Kallman for more information: Email:  ginak@burienwa.gov Phone:  206-391-6605
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    • Welcome to Our Newest PAL Schools 2010-2011

      ArtsEd Washington is excited to introduce our new group of principals participating in the Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program this year. Through this program, the principals will be positioned as the instruction leaders in the arts, empowering them in a role to effectively guide the expectations for teachers and providing them with tools to help them increase their schools’ capacity for bringing the arts to every student.

      Please join us in welcoming the following principals and their schools:

      If one of these schools is in your community, we encourage you to stop by to congratulate the principal and offer your support.

      Since their acceptance into the PAL program, principals have been busy creating their Arts Teams – the leadership group comprised of teachers from their school, and the community (parents, artists, business and civic leaders). The team brings together multiple talents that will work with the principal in developing a School Arts Vision and Arts Plan. We look forward to meeting these teams at their first PAL Schools Workshop in late January.

      We would like to extend a thank you to our PAL program funders including the Clowes Fund, 4Culture, The Robert B. McMillen Foundation, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. We would also like to thank the Seattle Asian Art Museum for hosting our January workshop training.

      About Principals Arts Leadership

      The central role of the principal as instructional leader in the arts is a core tenet of the PAL program and is based on national research findings. The Arts Education Partnership’s 1999 study, Gaining the Arts Advantage: Lessons from School Districts that Value Arts Education, highlights the role of the principal as the primary instructional leader at the school level. The findings showed that principals create the expectations and climate within the school building and their support for arts education is essential, if it is to flourish. Through the PAL program, ArtsEd Washington uniquely positions the principal as the central figure in advancement of arts learning. Learn more about our PAL program.