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Educator Workshop: Papel Picado

In conjunction with Dia de los Muertos at Tacoma Art Museum, practice the traditional art of paper cutting with artist Victor Gonzales to make festive banners, and bring back fun ideas for the classroom. 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 State Jr. Thespians Festival

The first ever Washington State Jr. Thespians Festival will be a full day packed with theater workshops, guest performances, and Individual Events (IE)—an opportunity for your students to perform for their peers and professional adjudicators. Your students will make new friends, develop their skills, and share the theater experience with their teachers and peers. The […]
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Art Works: 13 Hours of Art

Washington Art Education Association’s annual statewide educator conference is packed with dynamic sessions on firing up the creative connections between visual arts and career/technical education (CTE).  Clock hours are available.  Sessions range from career and technical exploration to “getting down and dirty” art classes.  Pertinence, flexibility and applicability to various K – 12 classroom situations […]
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The Role of the Arts in the 21st Century Student Learning

Presented by Art Goes to School: Building A Community of Thinkers, this summit is a free one-day professional development convening for parents, educators, students, teaching artists, cultural organizations and all other community members concerned with student learning in the 21st century. The summit will raise awareness of the important role the arts can play in […]
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Dance Educators Association of Washington Annual Conference

Our friends and partners at Dance Educators Association of Washington (DEAW) are holding their bi-annual professional development conference for dance educators.  Sessions will be offered for in-school specialists, dance educators in and out of schools, studio owners and teachers, choreographers, and professionals who promote the art of dance to students in Washington state.  Clock hours […]
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Tacoma School of the Arts Receives School of Distinction Award!

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the Tacoma School of the Arts (SOTA) as one of four recipients of its National Schools of Distinction in Arts Education Award for the 2010-2011 School Year. The award recognizes successful arts programs, and the integration of the arts as an essential aspect of […]
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Arts Integration & Literacy Institute

Puyallup and Tacoma School Districts present the Arts and Literacy Institute, a workshop designed for beginners of arts integration.  Learn strategies in visual arts, drama, spoken word, music, storytelling, movement and visual thinking skills; and how to integrate with reading, writing, social studies, and other subjects to improve learning.  Read the brochure to learn more […]
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DANCE This – Camp at Centrum

Seattle Theatre Group invites dancers, grades 9-12, to enroll in this week-long camp as part of their DANCE This summer program.  Open to dancers of all levels, students will participate in African, Ballet, Choreography, Hip-Hop, and Modern dance workshops while training alongside professional dance educators.  Learn more and register for the Camp at Centrum.
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Youth Theatre Northwest Summer Classes

Our friends and partners at Youth Theatre Northwest are holding summer classes throughout the month of August!  With a flexible schedule and discounts available, Youth Theatre Northwest has an extensive variety of classes for kids ages 3-18.  Learn more and register your young thespian!
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DANCE This – Summer Training Intensive

Seattle Theatre Group invites dancers, ages 13-21, to participate in this young artist training and performance program.  This two week intensive, as part of DANCE This integrates all styles of dance in a supportive, yet challenging atmosphere, in which culture and diversity are celebrated through the art of dance.  Learn more and register for the […]
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    • Jeff Newport

      “Parents are increasingly able to articulate the benefits of the arts for their children. They see ways that the arts enhance their learning of academic subjects. They see the development of skills such as persistence, preparation and presentation. And, importantly, they see them developing a love of the arts!”

      Jeff Newport,
      Rosa Parks Lake Washington School District