ADE Arts Education is seeking student artwork for display at the ADE Jefferson Building.
Teachers, Student Groups, and Community Art Organizations are encouraged to participate in curating an exhibition for display at the Arizona Department of Education's Catherine "Rusty" Foley and Zarco Guerrero Student Gallery. If interested in participating please read the complete information packet.
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) is offering the Alt+Shift Program FREE to schools. This is a virtual school program best for grades 5–12.
Flexible scheduling is available on select Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Learn more here.
Use your imagination and creative spark to shift your perspective while exploring contemporary art. Rewind to the past or fast–forward to the future. Peer through a magnifying glass or gaze through a telescope. Examine an object, landscape, or system. Look through another person’s eyes. By imagining difference and considering alternative perspectives, students will put into play skills of critical thinking, adaptability, and empathy-building as they dynamically connect with and respond to contemporary art. Take an imaginative leap and join our learning and engagement specialists on this interactive 40-minute virtual field trip to SMoCA.
Please contact Charlotte Quinney, campus engagement coordinator, at [email protected] or call 480-874-4643 for further information or to make a booking.
Arizona Opera’s Education Teaching Artists are ready to virtually join your class to provide a masterclass on the topic of your choice!
Masterclass topics include vocal technique, acting, opera history, career development/marketing/networking, performance anxiety, mental/physical health relating to performers, and individual or group coaching for classical singers, musical theatre, and mariachi! Available for ALL cities in Arizona- Bilingual masterclasses available!
For details and to schedule your Free, Virtual, PD Workshop please contact The UBU Project at: [email protected]
Sherrie Zeitiln is the founder of The Art Resource Center, a nonprofit 501(c)3. Their objective is to collect reusable discards from individuals and industries and offer them free of charge to schools and other nonprofit entities for the purpose of making art. They serve the community by being open to artists and individuals to come and purchase materials to help dreams become art!
To learn more or to visit The Art Resource Center click here
National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Here in Arizona we know that the Arts – Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual, and Media Arts – are essential components of a complete and well-rounded education. Through the Arts, we share and celebrate humanity’s highest achievements and develop enduring historical and cultural understandings of ourselves and the world around us. A balanced, comprehensive, and sequential program of study in the Arts allows Arizona’s students to learn and practice skills and behaviors that foster critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creative problem solving. The Arts seamlessly integrate with other disciplines and subject areas to create engaging and rigorous learning opportunities for all students. Instruction in the Arts builds discipline, enhances self-esteem, inspires creativity, fosters linguistic, numeric, and aesthetic literacy, and encourages students to make and reach personal and academic goals.
In this newsletter we will explore the history of National Arts in Education Week, hear from Superintendent Kathy Hoffman about why arts are essential, and explore recent studies about the benefits of arts education. We will also hear from students, teachers, parents and community members about how arts education has impacted the lives of Arizona students. As we wrap up from an exciting week that celebrates the power and beauty of arts in education, we look forwards to a bright future for Arizona as shaped by arts education.