Published: Published: July 25th, 2018

PV Schools offers an Arts Intensive Education: North Valley Arts Academies

Offering the first fully integrated Arts Education program in the Northeast Valley, PVSchools has created an Arts intensive program through their North Valley Arts Academies. Taking root in Desert Cove Elementary School, Shae Middle School, and Shadow Mountain High School, North Valley Arts provides rigorous instruction in Dance, Theatre, Music Technology, and Visual Arts.

Learn more about this innovative program by visiting their website and attending a performance/exhibition!

Thank you for investing in the Well-Rounded education of our students!

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Published: Published: July 23rd, 2018

Summer Arts Ed a Success!

We had a GREAT time last Friday at ADE’s first annual Summer Arts Education Institute for K-12 Teachers and Teaching Artists! We had over 100 Arts Educators, Teaching Artists, Administrators, and Leaders in attendance! Participants enjoyed learning about Cultivating Creativity in the Classroom, building sustainable community partnerships to extend learning, and leveraging the POWER of student voice in lesson planning and performance.

Special thanks to the Alice Cooper’s Teen Solid Rock Teen Center for sponsoring the event and Chick-fil-A for providing our lunch!

PD Certificates are available through the Event Management System. Stay tuned for the NEXT ADE ArtsEd Opportunity!  

 SolidRock Doors  Summer Institute- VA Summer Institute Drama  

AliceCooper Solid Rock Thank you, Chick-Fil-A!

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Published: Published: July 13th, 2018

How School Leaders can Inspire Daily Creativity

Education Leaders! This one’s for you!

Our colleagues from Arts Education Partnership has done it again by publishing their latest resource on cultivating daily creation within the classroom!

What are YOU doing to help ensure creativity flourishes for ALL students??

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Published: Published: June 29th, 2018

Mesa HeArt Studios Offering FREE Summer Studio Hours!

Beginning Tuesday June 19 creatives are invited to bring your projects to FREE Open Studio Hours Tuesday and Thursdays 9am-3pm at the new HeatSync Labs located at 108 W Main St in Downtown Mesa!


Join our MeetUp Group Art In the Heart of Mesa:


Feel free to drop in and join us! Bring your current projects to work on! Meet other creatives, contribute to plans to activate community and have opportunities to promote your art teach, art workshops and collaborate with others like you!


More info about HeatSync Labs and Mesa Heart Studio


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Published: Published: April 2nd, 2018

Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO) Honors Teacher

Alyssa McMichael, dance teacher at Apollo High School in Glendale, was awarded the 2018 Katherine Lindholm Lane Arizona Dance Educator of the Year Award at the annual Arizona High School Dance Festival at Raymond S. Kellis  High School, March 24th.  This award honors a teacher for demonstrating support for and contributing to the larger dance education community, inspiring students and colleagues through example, enthusiasm and encouragement, and advocating for quality dance education and the arts.  Alyssa exemplifies these characteristics in her teaching and by her involvement in the dance community.


Congratulations from ADE’s Office of Arts Education!

Alyssa McMichael AzDEO Awardee

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Published: Published: March 1st, 2018

Washington School District Celebrates “Arizona Youth Art Month”!

Washington Elementary School District has many exciting events planned for the month of March that celebrate music and visual arts in our district!  ALL events are open to the public.

What is your school or district doing for Arizona Youth Arts Month? Email us info on your events so that we might celebrate with you!

ASU WEST Fletcher Library presents:  WESD District Art Show

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. MARCH 27th, 2018


Fletcher Library

For a full schedule of offerings, please contact Samantha Chariker, Curriculum & Instruction, Special Areas


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