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The Santa Clara County Arts Education Initiative

 Upcoming Events

The Santa Clara County Office of Education announces the 2019 Young Artist Showcase:


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The competition is open to public school students, grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade, in Santa Clara County. This year's theme of "Your Art, Your Story" encourages students to tell their story through their art. Selected artwork will become a part of our Permanent Art Exhibit.

"Any work of Art must first of all tell a story." – Robert Frost 

"Every human is an artist. And this is the main art that we have: the creation of our own story."

 – Miguel Angel Ruiz

Visit the Young Artist Showcase page for eligiblity, submission information, and details. 

Introduction to New VAPA Standards for Teaching Artists 

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 1:30 - 3:30 P.M. 

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose 

180 Woz Way, San Jose

Teaching Artists are invited to get an overview and introduction to the new California Arts Standards for Public Schools, Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve. Participants will understand the philosophical foundations, gain knowledge on the design and layout of the standards, and experience hands-on activities based on the standards.

The session is for Teaching Artists who support K-12 students through museum education, push-in programs, after-school programs, and other visiting teaching artist roles. Please indicate your main content area for supplies. The event and materials are free for registered participants.

Click here for the flyer. Click here to register.

Provided by Artspiration and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.

Arts in Your Classroom: A Catalyst
Saturday, March 2, 9am - 4pm
Registration now open!

Now in its 17th year, Montalvo’s Arts in Your Classroom conference is an engaging symposium exploring current topics related to integrated learning, intended for artists, educators, administrators, and members of the community interested in better understanding where arts and creative practice can enhance their professional and/or personal development. Featuring an inspiring keynote presentation, participatory workshops, and dynamic performances, this day will enrich and revitalize your perspective, giving you concrete methods to apply to your field. 

For its 2019 convening, our conference’s theme will focus on how the arts can be A Catalyst for Collective Wellness. Through the lens of different creative practices and pedagogical techniques, we will examine the concept of radical healing, wellness of self and community, overcoming individual and collective trauma, and cultivation of shared well-being and thriving communities.

For more information about this event and to register, visit the website. 

Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA)  Meeting - March 18, 2019

Join us on Monday, March 18th at 1:00 P.M. for the VAPA Meeting for Creative Funding for Arts in Schools. 
Mr. Joe Landon, Executive Director of the California Alliance for Arts Education will be our special guest. We will share information on how to fund Arts through the LCAP, Title I funding, and more. All are welcome!
Click for the flyer VAPA Meetings_Flyer_18-19_NEW.pdf Click here to register. 
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Network Meetings for ALL Arts Teachers - Monday, April 1, 2019

Join us on Monday, April 1st, 2019 for a networking opportunity. We will be meeting in Sunnyvale for our last networking event.

See flyer for more information and to register. See you there! 

Flyer: VAPA Teacher Meetings_Flyer_18-19_NEW.pdf

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Join us for Families Learning Together Event: 

In Touch With Art on Saturday, April 6th 

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This is a free event for families with children of all ages! All ages will be creating art and exploring how art incorporates math and engineering. Middle school and high school families will be involved in a design challenge at RAFT while elementary families will have hands-on arts experiences lead by our parent leaders. Special guest is local artist Stephanie Metz and we will share resources with parents and families. It will be fun-filled morning in San Jose! 

For more information, visit the website
Flyer in English, Spanish, & Vietnamese is available here 

and click HERE to register! 

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