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Love at First Meeting

by March 29, 2017 » Add the first comment.

When Jan Robertson recruited advertising and public relations executive Meridel Prideaux to judge her daughters’ elementary school art contest, she didn’t expect it would launch a 20-year journey as a board member for Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington. But that’s exactly what happened when Meridel introduced Jan to Young Audiences’ then-Executive Director, Sarah Johnson. […]

Story from the Field: Culture & Arts Day at Jackson Middle School

by March 20, 2017 » Add the first comment.

You brought a world of art and culture to the students at Jackson Middle School. On March 15th, your generous support was leveraged by the Jackson Middle School PTA to bring the whole school a day of arts and culture with workshops and an exciting performance. From didjeridu to panflute to salsa dancing and more, […]

Story from the Field: Imago at Arleta Elementary

by March 2, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Associate Board Member and Gala Sponsorship Chair, Eva Goldfarb, visited an Imago performance at Arleta Elementary. Read her Story from the Field below; BY EVA GOLDFARB: Arriving at Arleta, I met up with Young Audience Development Director, Catherine Hayes and a few members of the board who were all eager to see how their hard […]

Meet the New Teaching Artists

by February 16, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Young Audiences is proud to announce the newest members of our artists roster. Our teaching artists are dedicated professionals selected through a rigorous application process that assesses both their artistic abilities and skills as teachers of young people. After acceptance onto Young Audiences’ roster, they receive professional development in best practices and regular formal evaluation. […]

The Art of Teaching Art to Different Learning Styles

by January 26, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Reposted from Teaching Artist Studio participant Chas Martin’s blog www.chasemartin.com In November, I participated in the Young Audiences Teaching Artist Studio, a 5-day intensive workshop focused on classroom skills for artists who teach. Teaching artists are working artists who share their knowledge with students while working collaboratively with classroom teachers to integrate art into related […]

Adventures in Artistic Learning

by November 1, 2016 » Add the first comment.

It’s important to us to share how your support for Young Audiences inspires young people and expands their learning through the arts. We have published a new annual report so you can learn how your generosity made a difference in 2015-2016 by engaging over 72,000 students in their education. Follow Executive Director and Sunshine Steve […]

Taking Creativity on the Road

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YA Launches new Mobile Creativity Lab Students at Beaumont Middle School are finding out what happens when digital beats and the classroom meet. Using Young Audiences’ new Mobile Creativity Lab, Beaumont students are working with Young Audiences teaching artist Mo Phillips to create new songs to express themselves with the iPad application, Garage Band. So what […]

Back to School with Young Audiences

by September 12, 2016 » Add the second comment.

Share your #BecauseofArtsEd story! Joy and creativity are essential to what it what it means to be human, and Young Audiences is here to make sure kids have that in their lives. Our programs focus on harnessing the creative power of the community to benefit young people. Whether it’s connecting an artist with a teacher […]

It’s the end of the year as we know it

by June 29, 2016 » Add the first comment.

The school year has ended and summer has begun which is a good reminder that it’s time to share the results of your generosity. This year, your compassionate commitment to arts education made it possible for us to serve more students, create new programs, and, in the artistic tradition, take risks. Thank you! Core Programs […]

Which one is your favorite?

by June 16, 2016 » Add more comments.

UPDATE! We have a winner! Congratulations to Ash from Arleta Elementary who submitted the winning design! As the winner, Ash will receive a cash prize of $350, get to work with a graphic designer, and watch his design get printed on a t-shirt! Thank you to everyone who voted and congrats to all the students who […]

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