Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

Fall 2022

During the week of Oct 31 – Nov 4, 3rd grade students in Methow Arts’ Youth Arts Initiative program at the Methow Valley Elementary School learned about Dia de los Muertos Calaveras de Azucar (Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls) with instructor Bethany Wray. They studied traditions surrounding Day of the Dad prior to creating… [Read More]

YAI brings pendulum paintings to 2nd Graders

October 2022

Youth Art Instructor Bethany Wray worked with 2nd graders today. In this dynamic art lesson they applied what they are learning in their current International Baccalaureate unit about Force & Motion to create pendulum paintings in art. Pendulum painting teaches kids about the forces of motion and gravity with a new painting technique by exchanging… [Read More]

Poetry Out Loud, Methow Valley 2022

Wed, Dec 14, 6pm, 2022

Just in! Leki Albright and Glacier Gilbert advance to next regional Poetry Out Loud competition in Spokane! Congratulations!! ———————– Join Methow Valley School District students on Wednesday, December 14 for the 23rd annual school contest for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. 14 students will compete to advance to the Spokane regional. Musical interludes will be… [Read More]

Arts education programs spotlight BIPOC artists

Spring 2021

Historically underrepresented in arts education curricula, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists took center stage in Methow Arts’ art lessons in 2022 and into 2023. Studying art from the past is an effective and time-honored tradition. Art from different eras in history helps us learn about the cultures it comes from. Based on… [Read More]

Missoula Children’s Theatre: The Little Mermaid

Sat, Nov 12, 3 & 5:30pm, 2022

Conceived and Written by Jim Caron, Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill and Jim Caron Audiences of all ages will get a fresh look at an age-old favorite this November 12 when the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) and more than 50 local students present THE LITTLE MERMAID.  Deep in the salty waters of the Sassafras… [Read More]

Methow Arts Brings Back Performing Arts in our Schools

Methow Arts Performance Season in Schools, 2022-23

After a two-year COVID hiatus, Methow Arts is bringing performers back into the schools. Methow Arts’ school performance series gives students and school staff the opportunity to enjoy educational and entertaining performing artists from around the region and around the world and to learn more about music, dance, theater, and other performing arts. The diversity… [Read More]

Methow Arts: Art Instructor Position in Leavenworth

school year 2021.2022

CLICK HERE for Job Description  CLICK HERE for Application Form We seek a dynamic and creative Art Instructor for Peshastin-Dryden Elementary School in Leavenworth!   HERE’S WHAT TO DO TO APPLY: Read the JOB DESCRIPTION (link above in blue) and be sure it’s the right fit for your skill set. Email the following to to Amanda Jackson… [Read More]

Methow Kids’ Fishing Day 2022

Sat, June 11, 10-2pm, 2022

Partnership blends art and environmental education for interdisciplinary learning Original block print designs by Methow Valley sixth grade students Geovana Perez, Freya Whipple and Kimball Smith will be featured on t-shirts and posters  commemorating the 2022 Methow Kids’ Free Fishing Day, which is part of National Fishing and Boating Week and a Celebration of 150 years of National… [Read More]

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