Starting Arts is a California-based nonprofit arts organization dedicated to promoting quality arts education in schools throughout the Bay Area. Starting Arts actively promotes the four arts disciplines of Dance, Theatre, Music and Visual Arts. It employs professional artists-in- residence to teach standards-based curricula which include not only art knowledge and appreciation, but emphasize performance and exhibition, as well.
525 Parrott Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Distance learning poses challenges and opportunities. One challenge for schools is that they have limited screen time to teach students, often pushing out physical education and enrichment study. Starting Arts has a dynamic and affordable solution–SA MicroArts. These programs are designed to create community by providing art enrichment and movement for all students, grades TK through 6th.
This condensed program, led by a professional teaching artist, is designed to get students up, moving, engaged and ready to learn with a weekly online lesson. Each lesson awakens the entire body with a stretch, easy-to-follow movement section, and entertaining graphics. Lessons are just 5 to 8 minutes long, making them ideal for snack or lunch time activities.
For pricing and information, contact Kelly@startingarts.com.
Starting Arts has an exciting, new program to tell you about: Mindful Music Moments. This is a powerful, daily listening experience for students. This online music program is designed to be played over the loudspeaker at the start of the school day or right after lunch for 5 minutes. If the PA system is not available, classroom teachers can participate individually in their classrooms using a computer.
Be sure to check out the PBS National News Story about this cutting-edge program.
If you are interested in bringing Mindful Music Moments to your school, please contact Ann Watts at Ann@startingarts.com
MicroArts are available online