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WA State Schools of Excellence in Arts Education Award Winners 2011

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Schools of Distinction in Arts Education Awards Schools of Excellence Washington State Winners 2011 ArtsEd Washington in partnership with the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP) is pleased to announced the top three Washington state school winners of the inaugural state Schools of Excellence in Arts Education […]
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WA State PTA Releases Arts Education Magazine

Special thanks to our partners at Washington State PTA for dedicating their entire March issue of Child Advocate magazine to arts education!  Our particular appreciation for their call to action for Arts Education Month coming up in May (see bottom of page 8). We are thrilled to be partnering with WA State PTA to develop […]
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Educator Workshop: Hot Stuff – Mixed Media and Wax

Learn basic encaustic painting techniques and have fun expressing yourself with mixed-media. Take new ideas and cool techniques back to your classroom in this full-day workshop. All levels welcome. Educator clock hours available. To register or learn more, visit: www.TacomaArtMuseum.org/Educators
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From School to the Capitol: Student Art Shines in Olympia

Heading into legislative session at the beginning of year, Representative Ross Hunter felt his office could use some color, creativity, and imagination.  Looking for advice on where to get local art for his walls, he contacted ArtsEd Washington Executive Director Una McAlinden, who suggested he showcase art from K-12 students in his very own 48th […]
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Educator Workshop: Exploration, Tourism & “Discovery” of Gaugin & Polynesia

European history and art history have often been told as a story of exploration and discovery.  However this view can distort and diminish complex histories. Through the lens of the Gauguin and Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise exhibition, this professional development workshop will unpack the concepts of exploration, tourism and discovery in an interactive, creative and […]
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Educator Workshop: Fiber Art Figurines

Whether depicting people engaged in everyday activities or honoring loved ones who’ve passed away, Mexican folk art often features playful, colorful figurines. Learn how to make your own with artist Marita Dingus in this full-day workshop. Great for teachers, students, families, and art enthusiasts. Educator clock hours available. To register or learn more, visit: www.TacomaArtMuseum.org/Educators
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Washington Music Educators Association State Conference

Our friends and partners at the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) host their state conference in February 2012.  The event attracts more than 1,000 music educators and advocates, and will showcase more than 4,500 students at honor group concerts (grades 5-12) and in conference performing groups.  WMEA’s 75th anniversary will also be honored at special […]
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BrainDance Variations for All Ages

The BrainDance is a structured series of exercises easily accessible to classroom teachers, specialists, teaching artists, and dance educators.  New and fun BrainDances will be shared.  Learn BrainDances that disguise themselves as fast and easy folk dances. Find ways to use props in meaningful ways.  Gain confidence in layering dance concepts into the BrainDance, opening […]
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Galumpha

Galumpha combines acrobatics, visual effects, physical comedy and choreography to create a one-of-a-kind show that your students will talk about for weeks afterwards. The three actor/performers use their keen sense of balance to accomplish seemingly impossible physical feats. This show is as funny as it is awe-inspiring. The governing idea behind a Galumpha performance is […]
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BrainDance: Children to Teens

Easy access to technology and media means that children and teens are spending a great deal of time not moving as they sit in front of computer, TV, video, and cell phone screens. Cutbacks in recess and PE time add to the lack of physical activity our children and teens are experiencing.  Lack of exercise […]
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    • In the News: PAL School Excels Through the Arts

      As they complete their second year of the Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program, Black Diamond Elementary has already noticed significant positive change amongst their students: attendance has improved, students are more highly engaged in school activities, there’s been a marked decrease in disciplinary issues and academic achievement is on the rise.

      When asked what she attributes these changes to, Principal Gerrie Garton has one answer: the arts.

      Principal Garton shared these improvements with the Enumclaw School Board, as well as the school’s involvement with the PAL program, which has helped prepare her to lead the staff towards building art-focused curriculum in all subjects.

      Learn more about Black Diamond Elementary’s success through the arts in the Enumclaw Patch, and read ArtsEd Washington’s interview with Principal Garton about how PAL has transformed the school.

      Want to enroll your school in PAL?  Apply for Fall 2012!