Welcome to the Dixie State University Elementary Arts smARTS program!
Elementary Arts smArts provides support and learning opportunities that will help teachers increase the quality and quantity of arts instruction and integration in elementary schools through…
- Mentoring BTSALP arts teachers in Washington and Kane Counties.
- Providing workshops that model innovation and best practices in arts integration for grade-level classroom teachers and fine arts teachers.
- Facilitating opportunities for local teachers and preservice teachers to offer community-based arts projects/events for children.
- Delivering active learning arts education courses to elementary education majors and music majors at DSU.
DSU is honored and grateful to be the recipient of an endowment from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation for an endowed professorial chair in elementary arts education. We are also fortunate to receive funding to provide professional learning opportunities in the arts and arts integration through a Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Professional Learning Grant. We serve elementary schools, preservice teachers, in-service educators, and community members throughout Washington and Kane Counties in developing and celebrating arts in education.
In cooperation with the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Elementary Arts Learning Program, Art Works for Kids!, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, the DSU Art Museum & Gallery, and the Utah State Board of Education, DSU Elementary Arts smARTS provides teachers and their students with quality arts experiences.
We invite you to explore our website by clicking on our links. Learn about the amazing arts programs in our schools, about arts education leadership in our region and state, about the legacy Beverley Taylor Sorenson left for the children of Utah, and about how you can benefit or take part in our offerings!