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PUSD Arts Teachers Joins National Core Arts Standards Articulation with The California Arts Project

PUSD Arts Teachers worked on National Core Arts Standards articulation with The California Arts Project (TCAP) recently, hosted by The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. The California Arts Project (TCAP) is a collaborative, statewide network of classroom teachers and university scholars with the mission of improving teaching and learning in dance, music, theatre, visual arts, and in arts, media, and entertainment.  

Alverno Heights Academy Announces Cast for “Lost in Yonkers”

Congratulations to the students cast in Alverno Heights Academy’s production of “Lost in Yonkers” by Neil Simon! Starring in the production are Julia Vallen ’19…

An Artist’s Perspective from La Canada High School’s Robin Serr

Robin Serr pics01 Artist and Teacher Robin Serr takes time to discuss one of her favorite contemporary artists as well as share some insight into making your art work for you! “Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved the process of making and sharing my artwork, giving them…

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Teaching for Artistic Behaviors and Walden’s Approach to Teaching Art

Several years ago, while working at a school on the west side, I noticed a disturbing phenomenon: kids who were self proclaimed “bad artists.” At…

San Marino Unified School District: All Community Arts Reception

All Community Arts Reception pics01 All Community Arts Reception flyer Join your friends, neighbors and fellow community members in enjoying these photographs documenting The City of San Marino as it embarks on its second century. Through 500 assignments over the last three years, Bill Youngblood and Terry Fouche documented the…

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Pasadena Arts Council Recipients of 2016 Young Artist Awards

L-R: Estela Zarate (Visual Art), Derek Rooks-Taylor (Theatre), Arianna Aviña (Music) and Sofia Saenz (Dance). Photo courtesy Pasadena Arts Council. Pasadena Unified District School (PUSD)…

Blair’s New Mural is Coming to Life on the High School Campus

BHS 8-19-2016 PICS01 Blair High School’s new mural is coming to life on the high school campus. Pictured clockwise above are Julia See, designer (along with Helen Avencena Class of 2015), Carlo Navata, and Richard Derrick. Blair High School, 1135 South Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 396-5820 or visit…

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Judson International School Student Macy Ginn Releases First EP

Congratulations to Judson International School student Macy Ginn for releasing her first EP! Way to go! Judson music teacher Nathan Benedict helped her produce it.…

Waverly’s Fourth Grader Siena M. is Among Top Ten Finalists for Tunnel Boring Machine Art Contest

Waverly-School-7-19-2016 2nd Waverly fourth grader Siena M. entered a contest that was held citywide for the new metro tunnel that is being built through the Little Tokyo District. Children from elementary through high school across Los Angeles were asked to draw their city as they envision it,…

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Barnhart Student, Marc Soong, Performs at Carnegie Hall

Marc Soong. Photo credit: LouietheLens.com Marc Soong. Photo credit: LouietheLens.com The word “gifted” usually refers to someone who has innate intellectual or artistic abilities that surpass his or her age, while “talented” is often used to describe one who works hard and accomplishes feats exceptionally well. Based on those delineations, a gifted child doesn’t put in any work, while a talented kid makes some effort to achieve something spectacular. Marc Soong, a recently graduated eighth grader from Barnhart, a K-eighth grade independent school in Arcadia, is both gifted and talented. Listening to his spirited and rousing rendition of “Grand Etude…

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