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Published: May 13th, 2019

AzDEO Middle School Dance Festival

Register now for the 1st annual Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO) Middle School Dance Festival!

http://www.azdeo.org/events.html

LOCATION: Mesa Arts Academy

221 W 6th Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210

DATE: Sat. Oct. 12, 2019, 9 am- 1 pm.

REGISTRATION FEES: Fees are per school!

Early (Payment Postmarked by August 30th):

$100 for AzDEO/NDEO Members

$150 for non-members

Regular: (8/31/19-9/20/19) 

$150.00 for AzDEO/NDEO members

$200.00 non-members

Late Reg: (9/21/19-10/11/19):  Same fee as regular but no option to perform or to purchase t-shirts.

ADJUDICATION: $20 for AzDEO/NDEO members; 25 for non-members. This is entirely voluntary. Schools can opt out of being adjudicated.

PAYMENT: All checks and Purchase Orders should be made out to AzDEO.

 MAIL PAYMENTS TO: Arizona Dance Education Organization State Dance Festival PO BOX 60152 Phoenix, AZ 85082-0152

Fill out your purchase orders NOW!! Registration and class availability is on a first come, first served basis, so please register on-line and mail your registration fee ASAP. Once fees (check or P.O.) have been received, you will be officially registered for classes.

For more info and to register, go to azdeo.org, under events.

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Published: May 6th, 2019

Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO) Announces 2019 State Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Awardees

 

AzDEO is proud to announce that ten students earned our state level Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement award:

 

  • Alexis Jackson from Centennial High School
  • Amanda Carter from Desert Ridge High School
  • Ashley Reafleng from Valley Vista High School
  • Desiree Berry from Highland High School
  • Kamryn Smith from Desert Mountain High School
  • Inai Luevano Palomera, Jordyn Lugo, and Maire Grimes from Apollo High School
  • Kaithlyn Nathan and Sidney Torres from Washington High School.

AzDEO adjudicates a state level Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award to any Arizona NHSDA High School student who applies to the National Dance Education Organization’s National Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award, the highest student dance award in the nation. 

These students represent the best in dance and this award highlights their exemplary hard work, and the wonderful job our high school teachers do every day. Congratulations to the students and their teachers.

 

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Published: May 3rd, 2019

The Rock Teen Center Performs at Grand Opening of Ike’s Love & Sandwiches

 

Alice Cooper’s The Rock Teen Center will be having live music at the Grand Opening for Ike’s Love & Sandwiches in Scottsdale on May 4th. The event begins at 11:00am and it will be all day. Ike’s will be donating some of the sales that day to Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock and some of our young musicians will be performing from 11:00am – 2:00pm. The address is 7369 N. Paso Via Del Sur, Scottsdale, AZ (right by the Starbucks).

Ike’s has been on Man Vs. Food and many other television shows. Their sandwiches are world renowned and at their first store in San Francisco, people wait over an hour to order a sandwich.

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Published: May 3rd, 2019

Arizona OperaTunity “Opera at your School” tours now scheduling in Tucson!

Arizona opera is excited to announce the Fall 2019 OperaTunity tour! Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? and Opera 101 will travel statewide, reaching more than 18,000 students in Tucson – including yours!

Assembly booking is available from September 16 – December 13, 2019

  • Performances can begin at 9:00am every weekday EXCEPT Wednesdays.
  • Shows are FREE for Title 1 schools, and only $400 for non-Title 1 schools
  • You may reserve up to 2 performances (non-Title 1 schools receive two shows for $600)
  • Both shows run about 35 minutes and include a 10 minute Q&A session

Shows are scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis and space is limited – reserve your show quickly! All dates are subject to final artist approval. We will do everything we can to accommodate your scheduling preferences.

To reserve your show or find out more information, click here: https://www.azopera.org/learn-and-connect/opera-classroom

Not sure what to expect? Check out a video here featuring our performance of Hansel and Gretel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfNTRfS1MNQ

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Published: April 30th, 2019

ASU Educators’ Summer Art Studio & Curriculum Workshop

Creating Innovative Pedagogy though Arts-Based Inquiry

https://art.asu.edu/community/art-workshops-educators

The School of Art at Arizona State University is offering a 4-day studio art workshop for Art Educators. The 4-day workshop will offer a range of experimental art methods and multimedia experimentation along with inquiry-based curriculum development. Studio workshops include expressive painting, and sculptural design with a range of natural materials. The workshop is designed to give attendees an immersive studio art experience, where teachers will gain exposure and practice with a range of studio processes and develop them individually with open studio time and one-on-one feedback. The week will culminate in an open studio discussion and reception.

The workshop also earns teachers with 30 hours of Continuing Professional Development hours. All materials will be provided.

Program Details

Location: ASU School of Art, 900 S. Forest Mall., Tempe, Arizona

Workshop Dates: June 11-14, 9a-5:30p

Registration Fee: $350

Early Bird Registration Fee: $325 (ends May 15th)

Payment in full is due when you register. Please see Refund/Cancellation Policy for more information.

Register Now! https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=403861&

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Published: April 25th, 2019

Regional Events for Visual Art Educators

Central Region: 2 in 1 Fun With Mixed Media

June 1, 2019  10:00am-4:00pm

All Saints Episcopal Day School 6300 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012

$55.00 Member/ $110.00 Non-Member*

Earn 6 Re-certification Clock Hours

Discover a fun and exciting way to engage your students through the art of photo books and puppetry!

Register Today!

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Eastern Region: Getting Down with Comics

June 8, 2019 10:00am-3:00pm

Gemini Gallery 211 E. Third St. Winslow, AZ

$75.00 Member (non-refundable) / $150.00 Non-Member* (non-refundable)

Earn 5 Re-certification Clock Hours

Participants will learn the fundamentals of comic book making: coming up with a concept, character development, laying out comic pages, thumb nails, drawing, inking, lettering and publishing.

This workshop is led by Shaun Beyale, a professional comic book artist. Shaun grew up in Farmington, NM. He graduated with a BFA from IAIA in Santa Fe, NM. He currently lives in Winslow, AZ with his wife and daughter. He can be frequently found at the Sipp Shoppe sketching and drinking coffee. Shauns most recent work was a comic book about the Nizhoni Girls featuring Ayla, the monster slayer. You can find him on Facebook at: The Art of Shaun Beyale and on Instagram at shaunbeyale.

Register Today!

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Las Vegas: Light Up Pop Art Signs

Tuesday, June 18th 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM

COSTS:  $95.00 MEMBERS (non-refundable) / $190.00 NON-MEMBERS* (non-refundable)

Earn 7 Recertification Clock Hours

Viva Las Vegas!!  In this workshop we will make Light Up Pop Art Signs  and visit the Neon Museum in Las Vegas! This workshop will be led by your Regional Liaison, Candace Greene, and held at the Plaza Hotel in downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street.

The schedule for the day will be as follows:

11:30am Meet at Plaza Hotel lobby.  12:00pm-4:00pm Light Up Sign Workshop.  4:00pm-6:30pm Dinner on your own. 6:45pm: Meet at the Neon Museum which is half a mile from Plaza. 7:00pm-9:30pm Guided tour of Museum and “Brilliant! A Neon Experience Show”.

Plaza Hotel is offering us great rates!  Monday June 17th and Tuesday June 18th the rates are $30.00/ night plus the resort fee of $25.00/ day and tax.

Additional nights can be offered at that rate if you ask when you call 1-800-634-6575. Code: PAAEA19

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Need More Info?  Questions about events? [email protected]

 

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Published: April 24th, 2019

ASU Digital Culture Summer Institute for Young Makers

Young makers, engineers, and artists ages 12-18!

Join Arizona State University faculty this June 10th–28th at the Digital Culture Summer Institute and make your own games, interactive art, robots, videos, digital music, and 3D design. Use the latest tools and methods in digital fabrication and media production as you learn to fuse the creative worlds of art and engineering. Week-long classes are offered Monday-Friday, 9 PM–5 PM throughout June. See the schedule for full details & sign up at the link below.

http://summer.digitalculture.asu.edu

Some classes include:

Interactive Augmented Reality

2D (Stop Motion) and 3D Animation

Code for Games

Prototyping Experimental Musical Instruments

Digital Sound Design

Making Movies

Introduction to Robotics

Design Thinking

For questions, please contact co-directors [email protected] and [email protected].

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Published: April 17th, 2019

Mesa Arts Academy Sends Arizona Egg Design for the 141st White House Easter Egg Roll

 

 

Mesa Arts Academy will represent Arizona next week at the White House Easter Egg Roll with an original Easter egg design for the state. This year’s 141st White House Easter Egg Roll will take place on Monday April 22nd and is a tradition dating back to 1878.

Pictured here are students Christhian Valenzuela & Elizabeth Cleland working on the design for this year’s Arizona Easter Egg. Thank you to the students and teachers at Mesa Arts Academy for sharing your talents to represent our state at this celebration!

 

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Published: April 17th, 2019

Events for Educators at the Heard Museum

 

Teacher Appreciation Night

May 7, 2019 | 4 to 8 p.m.

The Heard Museum wishes to celebrate your hard work and dedication with drinks, appetizers and exclusive after-hours access to all our great exhibitions for you and a guest.

Invite your colleagues to join in the fun and reserve your spot today!

The event is free, but reservations are required. 

RSVP HERE

Heard Museum Teacher Institute June 24-26

Join us for a free three-day course offering educators standards-based tools and resources to teach American Indian history, culture and art. The institute will provide educators with an opportunity to network with one another and leave with tangible lesson plans that can be adapted to fit individual classrooms. Participants will gain an understanding of American Indian boarding schools, American Indian contemporary art and native people of the southwest through lectures, presentations, guest speakers, artist demonstrations, gallery tours and discussions. Professional-development certificates will be provided upon completion.

Educators interested in the Teacher Institute MUST complete an online application by 5 p.m. MST on Friday, May 10, 2019.

Click here for more information and to submit an application (space is limited). Applicants who are selected to attend will be notified via email by May 31, 2019. Must be 18 or older to apply.

New Curriculum Available!

Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories Curriculum The Heard Museum is proud to make available this high school curriculum on the American Indian Boarding Schools as part of our longstanding commitment to documenting and sharing this important part of American history. The curriculum was created as a means to teach high school students about this lesser known experience. Included are activities that ask students to examine American Indian Boarding Schools with a critical and analytical eye. The activities can be used by English, Social Studies, and Art teachers individually or can be assigned across subjects.

Click here for more details and to download curriculum

For more information, please contact our Education Department at [email protected]

 

 

 

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