All Things Art cel­e­brates 20 years help­ing youth

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How does a small dream crash out of its bor­ders to be­come suc­cess­ful be­yond your imag­i­na­tion? In the case of All Things Art Stu­dio in Springville, which be­gan op­er­at­ing in 1996, it hap­pened with art in­struc­tion that started and stayed per­sonal as each stu­dent was as­sisted in achiev­ing per­sonal goals one step at a time.

Now the stu­dio is cel­e­brat­ing 20 years of help­ing lo­cal stu­dents de­velop their artis­tic tal­ents.

All Things Art Stu­dio be­gan small, ad­ding medi­ums most stu­dents had never used be­fore and build­ing their con­fi­dence and tal­ent while aided by teach­ers who be­lieved in them and had the tools to help them re­al­ize their artis­tic po­ten­tial.

The stu­dio has en­joyed many won­der­ful community part­ner­ships to aid the youth of the area. Some of these in­clude the Springville Arts Coun­cil, Springville Mu­seum of Art, lo­cal Boy Scout Troops, Springville High School (hav­ing served SHS as an en­rich­ment art in­struc­tor for 16 years), Snow Col­lege and many oth­ers over the past 20 years.

The stu­dio mea­sures its true suc­cess in help­ing give a voice to chil­dren who may be shy or un­sure of them­selves. It helps them de­velop tal­ent in a safe stu­dio en­vi­ron­ment where no bul­ly­ing is al­lowed or tol­er­ated and stu­dents sup­port one an­other. Try­ing new medi­ums, study­ing master artists and learn­ing tech­niques and their his­to­ries help en­cour­age the stu­dent to grow in their con­fi­dence. They learn the uni­ver­sal lan­guage of art, which is un­der­stood by all peo­ple.

Many of the stu­dio’s ap­pren­tices have The Nebo Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion has gone on to ap­pren­tice with out­stand­ing awarded grants to sev­eral Nebo School artist like Jeff Hein, J. Kirk Richards and Dis­trict teach­ers to sup­port a va­ri­ety of Casey Childs, to name a few. pro­grams and projects that will help im­prove

For­mer ad­vanced stu­dents at All Things stu­dents’ ed­u­ca­tion. Art are liv­ing their own dreams in the art The foun­da­tion is made up of 20 vol­un­teer fields they chose as a pro­fes­sion. They in­clude board mem­bers who live in cities Bran­don Gon­za­les, matte paint­ing served by Nebo School Dis­trict. Board su­per­vi­sor at Star­gate Stu­dios in Los An­ge­les; mem­bers meet each month to re­view and Kent Miller, a de­signer for 7D8 in award grant re­quests, con­sider fundrais­ing Salt Lake City; Bill Stur­gis, a patina artist av­enues and dis­cuss other items that at Baer Bronze; Dallin Slater, a land­scape ad­vance the ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties of de­signer at LOCI in Salt Lake City; and Nebo School Dis­trict stu­dents. Many of Kae­ley Fawcett, an art teacher at Hur­ri­cane the do­na­tions re­ceived are for selected Ju­nior High School. projects, yet a sub­stan­tial amount is avail­able

The stu­dio’s mis­sion is to help each stu­dent for the greatest need. Greatest need be­come their own artist with a unique monies are con­sid­ered for grants sub­mit­ted voice within a safe stu­dio en­vi­ron­ment by area schools. which pro­motes the ex­pan­sion of their These grants are funded through the tal­ents with­out them be­com­ing a copy of fundrais­ing ef­forts of the Nebo Ed­u­ca­tion some­one else. Foun­da­tion board. One fundrais­ing effort

As stu­dents progress, the stu­dio’s ad­vanced is the an­nual “Green Fever” golf tour­na­ment. class helps them pre­pare for schol­ar­ships, The 2016 “Green Fever” tour­na­ment jobs, com­mis­sions, art shows and will be held Thurs­day, May 19. Also, the other op­por­tu­ni­ties in the art world. The foun­da­tion ac­cepts do­na­tions from in­di­vid­u­als stu­dio looks for­ward to ac­cept­ing new stu­dents and busi­nesses to sup­port projects. as its high school se­niors move on to Con­grat­u­la­tions to the fol­low­ing teach­ers their next stage of ed­u­ca­tion and life. that con­tinue to bless the lives of stu­dents.

Sum­mer classes at All Things Art will be­gin May 30 and run Mon­day through RyLee Reid, Riverview El­e­men­tary Wed­nes­day from noon to 1:30 p.m. The School, Span­ish Fork ad­vanced class is on Thurs­day only. There Sec­ond-grade teacher RyLee Reid said will be one class per week per stu­dent. this grant will be used to pur­chase in­for­ma­tional

To sign up or for ques­tions, call Mary lev­eled books on an­i­mals of dif­fer­ent or Doug Reeder at 801-491-5074 or visit habi­tats. Stu­dents will have the op­por­tu­nity the All Things Art Face­book page. to re­search an­i­mals as teach­ers in­te­grate sci­ence, writ­ing, ge­og­ra­phy and reading into one fun project. Danika Nut­tall, Canyon El­e­men­tary

School, Span­ish Fork Third-grade teacher Danika Nut­gall said this grant will be used to pur­chase a year’s sub­scrip­tion to Sto­ry­works Jr. Mag­a­zines. The ar­ti­cles in­side the mag­a­zines will be used to build es­sen­tial an­a­lyt­i­cal reading, writ­ing and learn­ing skills that are cru­cial for test readi­ness.

Dana Beck­ert, Sierra Bonita El­e­men­tary School, Span­ish Fork

Dana Beck­ert, a fa­cil­i­ta­tor at Sierra Bonita said this grant will be used to pur­chase 38 copies of “The Reading Strate­gies Book” by Jen­nifer Ser­ravallo. This book pro­vides 300 dif­fer­ent strate­gies for teach­ers to help stu­dents de­velop 13 cru­cial reading skills.

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