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Only Ten Spaces Left—Don’t Miss The Opportunity!


Don’t miss this opportunity to join us on the beautiful Mendocino coast for the Arts Council of Mendocino County Get Arts in the Schools Program (GASP) 3rd Annual Open Eyes, Hearts and Minds integrating the arts across the curriculum institute on Thursday, August 7, 8:30 am – 12 pm at the Community Center of Mendocino at 998 School Street in Mendocino.
 
Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Mendocino County,  this half-day institute features two fun, inspiring and informative hands-on sessions which offer tools and resources for integrating the arts into K-12 teaching and learning in the sciences, language arts, math, history and the arts and explore the elements of art through the visual, literary, performing and multimedia arts:
 
·         Exploring The Water Cycle Through Music! with SPACE Music Director Ali Miller
 
·         Where The Wild Things Are—Bringing Together Literary And Visual Arts Through Poetry Writing, Printmaking And Bookmaking! with arts educator and GASP Professional Development Program Consultant Cathleen Micheaels
 
Register is easy and affordable:
 
·         $15 for all teacher, artist, community educator, parent and/or school volunteer participants!
 
·         Free for high school student participants interested in arts and teaching!

The $15 registration fee covers all materials and includes coffee and tea with light
morning fare and an optional opportunity for participants to learn more about the Get Arts in the Schools Program and applying for GASP grants for the school year.

To register for the institute visit the Arts Council at 2014 GASP Institute or Brown Paper Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/571146. For more information about the institute, contact Cathleen Micheaels at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (707) 877-3357. Participation is limited and priority will be given to Mendocino County teachers and artists who register in advance.

This program is made possible through a grant to the Arts Council of Mendocino County from the Community Foundation of Mendocino County.

Thanks for helping spread the word about the upcoming institute and early registration by posting the attached flyer at your schools and organizations and by sharing the flyer by email with your networks of administrators, teachers, artists, community educators, classroom para-professionals and parent volunteers!

The Get Arts in the Schools Program (GASP) is an arts education partnership founded in 2005 by the Arts Council of Mendocino County and the Mendocino County Office of Education that funds artist workshops and live performances in Mendocino County schools during the school year. The goal of the program is to infuse the arts into the core curriculum through engaging students in quality, educational, curriculum-based arts experiences. Artists work closely with teachers to enrich classroom and after-school curriculum by carrying out arts programs that support learning across other core academic subjects. Teachers benefit from the partnership by exposure to current techniques in contemporary and traditional art forms and through performances and hands-on professional development.
 
The GASP professional development expansion project has been made possible through an award from the Community Foundation of Mendocino County's Arts in the Schools Fund which was established through a grant from the James Irvine Foundation and generous matching donations from individuals, businesses and foundations in Mendocino County.

Arts Council of Mendocino County
309 East Perkins Street
Ukiah, CA 95482