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Grant Writing Webinar

Join us for an online grant writing clinic with Grant Writer and Fund Development Consultant Keri Healey Use effective techniques to find and secure funds for your school’s arts programs. This webinar will be a hands-on working session. Keri will provide some leads and start you on drafting a proposal* during this clinic. Keri will […]
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WASA Small School Conference

Bringing it Together for Students: Systems Coherence The Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) is hosting their Small Schools Conference, and ArtsEd Washington will be in the Exhibition Hall showcasing our K-6 curriculum, Art Lessons in the Classroom (ALIC).  This exceptional literacy and visual arts curriculum is aligned with state standards and provides foundational concepts, […]
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Seattle Teaching Artist Network Meeting

Topic:  Professional Teaching Artists:  Supporting Active Learning in the Museum Setting Agenda: 4:45-5:00: initial meet and greet with snacks in the “Rec Room” EMPs group teaching space. Please invite your colleagues working in all sectors as teaching artists!  EMPs education programs employ 10-15 teaching artists per year for in-museum classes, outreach classes in schools,  as […]
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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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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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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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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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“Transforming Urban School Systems Through the Arts” Forum

Join our friends and partners at Arts Education Partnership (AEP) for their national forum, Transforming Urban School Systems Through the Arts, this fall in San Francisco, CA.  Taking place during National Arts in Education Week, learn how arts education can help revitalize and reclaim urban school systems, re-engineer the future of America’s cities, and make […]
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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.