artsFUSION

Past artsFUSION Events

2009 Events

2008 Events

artsFUSION: DRAMA WITH KAREN DE MAURO

Fall 2010

Teachers from elementary through high school participated in the deep, full-body learning that occurs during simulations, reenactments, interviews, and exciting short games that touch on social studies, science, and literature. These workshops used a story-based approach to integrated curriculum.

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This workshop is made possible by the support of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation and artworks for kids!

artsFUSION: KIDS CAMP ART, MUSIC, and ME

June 2010

Sixty elementary students split their time equally between music and visual art. They explored the subject of families in their art. Students created abstract family trees, Mexican folk art representing families, Scandinavian paper cuts, and many more fantastic projects. They also created and played simple instruments. They displayed their work and performed for parents, friends and family members on the last day of camp.

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This workshop is made possible by the support of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation and artworks for kids!

artsFUSION: GET DOWN AND DIRTY WITH SOILS, ROCKS AND MINERALS:
Art and Science Workshop

July 2010

Elementary teachers got the dirt on... using soils as dyes, digging up clay and creating ceramic projects, viewing petroglyphs at Parowan Gap, bringing science to life with theater, and exploring the natural world with their students. Instructors were Sandy Gillies, Susan Harris, Kelby McIntyre, and Peggy Wittwer.

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This workshop is made possible by the support of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation and artworks for kids!

artsFUSION: COMICS IN YOUR CLASSROOM WITH RICHARD JENKINS

January 2010

Elementary and middle school teachers learned comic making from artist Richard Jenkins. Since earning his BFA from the University of Oklahoma, Richard Jenkins has pursued the realization of his childhood dream: to create comics. In 1996, he began his career as the illustrator and co-creator of the nationally published comic book series, "Sky Ape." Classroom teachers learned strategies that integrate these art forms into their Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies curriculum. They learned new ways to encourage their students, unlock their higher-order thinking, and teach them the Core Curriculum. Drawing concepts included working with line, shapes, and patterns to show gesture and emotion.

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This workshop was made possible by the support of artworks for kids!, SUU, artsFUSION and Utah Arts Council

artsFUSION: DANCE AND HISPANIC CULTURE WITH MONICA GOMEZ ROGERSON

October 26, 2009

Elementary teachers explored Mexican Culture with Monica Gomez Rogerson. They created several small art projects including plaster masks and papel picado, then the spent the afternoon learning traditional Mexican folk dances. Monica Gomez Rogerson has been teaching Mexican Folkloric Dance for over ten years. She has studied and performed in the United States and Mexico and is currently Creative Director for the Gomez Mexican Folkloric Dancers of Salt Lake City.

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This workshop was made possible by the support of artworks for kids!, SUU, artsFUSION and Utah Arts Council

artsFUSION: DRAWING WITH DIXON LEAVITT

Sept 23, 30 and Oct 7, 2009

Teachers learned very basic art skills to be able to draw the human figure, use perspective to create the illusion of space, and drawing from observation to improve confidence in their artistic abilities. Dixon, a talented Cedar City artist, lead quality lessons and taught with references to a "Whole New Mind" by Daniel Pink as to the value and virtue of learning to draw.

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This workshop was made possible by the support of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation and artworks for kids!

artsFUSION: KIDS CAMP "ART, MUSIC AND ME"

30 children participated in artsFUSION Kids Camp during the summer of 2009. They created block printed portraits, tyvek masks and large puppets using Kool-Aid dyed silk. They also learned about portrait photography and took each other's portraits, made flip books, created hand-bound books and made a stop-motion animation film.

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This workshop was made possible by the support of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation.

artsFUSION: SUMMER WORKSHOP "THE FINE ART OF SCIENCE"

July 13-14, 2009

Utah elementary teachers traveled to Cedar Breaks to learn about integrating art and science. They sang on the bus, danced in meadows, practiced field drawing, learned from a ranger and a biologist, and got sunburned. The next day they took everything they used what they learned to create dances, act, write poems and embellish photographs.

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Teacher Poems

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Workshop funded by artworks for kids! and SUU artsFUSION

artsFUSION: MUSIC WITH ZINSE AGGINIE

March 30 - April 3, 2009

For High School and Elementary

Zinse Agginie worked with elementary students, elementary teachers, high school students and even SUU students over five days. He used simple drum "notes" to teach his high energy "Drum Ballet" to all participants. Groups also choreographed movements based on African folk tales.

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Workshop funded by Utah Arts Council

artsFUSION: IDEA SHARE LUNCHEON

October 25, 2008

This workshop was a follow-up for the teachers who attended the Summer Arts Fusion Workshop. They shared their documented project, demonstrating how they used music, dance, theatre, and/or visual arts in their classroom to teach folk arts from around the world.

Workshop funded by artworks for kids! and SUU artsFUSION

artsFUSION: MUSIC WITH LESLIE TIMMONS

October 24, 2008

Renowned for her innovative programming, Leslie Timmons brings enthusiasm for music making to the stage and into the classroom. Leslie uses extensive experience in Orff-Schulwerk music and movement education to involve children actively in creative music making. Programs for elementary children use musical imagery drawn from animals and childhood games.

Workshop funded by The Utah Arts Council

EVENING FOR EDUCATORS

October 8, 2008

The guest speaker for this workshop is Steve McCurry. Known for his National Geographic cover photograph of the Afghan girl in 1985, Steve describes the search for her seventeen years later in war torn Afghanistan. Teachers explore ways to incorporate digital portraiture photography in their classroom. There is also a tour of the National Geographic Portrait Exhibit.

  Workshop funded by SUU and StateWide Art Partnership

  artsFUSION is made possible by the generous support of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation