• The Arts News & Notes from OSPI - February 2018

    Welcome to The Arts News & Notes from The Arts Office at OSPI. Please share with colleagues and friends who are interested in the arts, and thank you for your support of arts education in Washington State.

    The Superintendent's High School Art Show – Submit student artwork now!
    High school students from all nine Educational Service Districts (ESDs) participate in the ESD Regional shows that are taking place in February and March. For times, dates, and location of these regional shows, please go to: http://www.k12.wa.us/Arts/ArtShow/RegionalESDArtShows.aspx

    Finalists from the regional shows move forward to the state show that will be on display at OSPI on April 2–May 31, with a reception and awards ceremony taking place on Friday, May 18, from 1–3 p.m. at OSPI. For more information, please go to: http://www.k12.wa.us/Arts/ArtShow/default.aspx

    Black History Month
    Black History Month ideas from the National Association for Music Educators. For ideas and more information, please go to: https://nafme.org/my-classroom/black...m_medium=email or for lesson plans, please go to: https://nafme.org/lesson-plans-for-b...m_medium=email

    Winter Solstice: Selections by Leslie Pope
    To celebrate the winter solstice, here are 13 artworks–one for each week of winter–from Washington's State Art Collection to help us see the beauty in this winter season. To view the selections, please go to: http://www.artswa.org/mwebcgi/mweb?request=record;id=62;type=901

    Recent Public Art Acquisitions: July 2016 to June 2017
    Completed over the past fiscal year (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017), these public art projects are located across Washington state, from Spokane Public Schools to Grand Coulee School District to Marysville School District. To view these recent additions, please go to: http://www.artswa.org/mwebcgi/mweb?request=record;id=57;type=901

    Washington Music Educators Association's (WMEA) Conference
    WMEA’s 45th Annual State Conference will take place at the Convention Center in Yakima on February 15-18, 2018. For more information, please go to: http://www.wmea.org/subcontent.aspx?SecID=1018

    National Art Education Association Convention
    – Scholarships Available
    ArtsWA (The Washington State Arts Commission) is providing funds to sponsor several Washington Educators to attend the National Art Education Association Convention in Seattle March 22-24, 2018. Sunday Feb. 25, 2018, is the application deadline. For more information and to apply, please go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F...ewform?c=0&w=1

    2018 National Art Education Association’s (NAEA) National ConferenceIn Seattle! Create your ideal professional learning experience at the 2018 NAEA National Convention— March 22-24, in Seattle, Washington. This year's theme is Art + Design = STEAM. For more information and a link to the registration, please go to: https://www.naea18.org/

    Fridays at the 5th - Workshops for high school students

    These 5th Avenue Theatre workshops give high school students with an interest in musical theater the opportunity to create the characters, sing the songs, learn the choreography, and meet with the cast and crew for the productions on our stage. For more information, please go to: https://www.5thavenue.org/education/youth

    Creative Dance Center – Brain Dance Workshops
    The Creative Dance Center will present a series of workshops focusing on the Brain Dance (March 4). These workshops are recommended for educators, dance teachers, teaching artists, early childhood specialists, OTs, PTs, and parents. For more information and to register, please go to: https://www.creativedance.org/instit...ator-community

    Arts Opportunities for Students and Teachers at Centrum
    Centrum, located in Port Townsend and in partnership with OSPI, gathers young artists, scientists and teachers together. Artists working in the fields of visual art, writing, theater, movement, and music will provide young artists opportunities to learn new ways of thinking, seeing, and being. Opportunities in 2018 include:
    • Explorations for grades 7-9, March 4-9, a multi-genre exploration in the arts. For more information: http://centrum.org/explorations-grades-7-9/
    • Water World for grades 5-6, April 29-May 4, a study of marine environment through the lens of art and science: http://centrum.org/water-world-grades-5-6/
    • Dance This! For grades 9-12, August 12-18, an in-depth opportunity to learn a wide range of dance styles, techniques and choreography for all levels: http://centrum.org/dance-this-grades-9-12/

    Thespian State Festival and Conference
    The Thespian State Festival and conference will take place on March 22, 23, 24 at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. For more information, please go to: http://washingtonstatethespians.com/...Conference.php

    Western Governors’ High School Art Competition
    The Western Governors’ Association is proud to announce “Celebrate the West,” a regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2018. For more information and a link to the entry form, please go to: http://www.westgov.org/news/351-news...es-second-year

    Integrating Dance/Movement Therapy Techniques

    Join Teaching Artist Hayley Shannon's new class Open Contemporary/Dance Healing for movers of all levels and backgrounds offered Mondays, 6:15-7:45 pm, at Velocity Dance Center. For more information, please go to: http://velocitydancecenter.org/train...earc/schedule/

    Enjoy the arts!
    Anne Banks, Program Supervisor
    The Arts - Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts
    Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
    Phone: 360-725-4966

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