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Happy Anniversary, Art & Language Arts!

August 16th, 2009

I had a terrific time at the 10-Year Anniversary Celebration of Art & Language Arts yesterday. It was so great to see so many alumni of the program and to hear how they are still incorporating Getty works of art into their curricula in creative and meaningful ways! The student poets from San Jose Street Elementary School and the actors from the Burbank Youth Summer Institute were very impressive–they really brought the galleries to life.

If you came to the anniversary celebration, share your thoughts on the day. And if you have pictures, please share those as well.

  1. Julie
    August 16th, 2009 at 12:59 | #1

    I had a wonderful time too! The lessons by Keri on “Making a Scene” and Veronica on using still lifes were great and I look forward to using them in the classroom. They really got my creative juices flowing again! It was also wonderful that the students were able to come. It was like a full circle of the Getty providing guidance to the teachers who provided guidance to the students who then came to the Getty to showcase how art is used in the classroom. I also loved Asha’s Baba’s take on using story-telling or “orature” to instill passion for learning. Congratulations on 10 years of success!

  2. Kathy Fox
    August 16th, 2009 at 13:31 | #2

    The entire day was inspiring for teachers to find creative ways to have students respond to literature threw artistic expression. Thanks!

  3. jill mara fink
    August 16th, 2009 at 13:32 | #3

    The 10th anniversary celebration was meaningful to me in oh so many ways!
    The Getty arts program is a model for me
    Of what truly great teaching is about!
    Teachers get fed with knowledge and hands on experiences from the best and then
    They can share that with students and families thru golden lessons field trips and opening continual doors to the community.
    All I can say is I’m open to starting the Getty unified district
    Anyone interested. The best parts of the day for me was everypart..the awesome
    Storytelling of asha baba Bari bari all the
    Speakers from the Getty the workshops
    On fit for a king and still life were sensational and I will be using them thisyear!
    Also enjoyed the hands on lessons just needed more time for them. Reflecting with
    My colleague Dana at lunch was brilliant
    And paying respect to our friend we lost
    Who got us all involved with the program was important.. Also
    Linda buaer. then I got to get hugs from
    My students and celebrate there work with
    Their families. plus my family came and I heard my daughter
    Toddler sabra say Bari while listening, jumping
    And dancing to asha baba. Finally after seeing the electrifying student performances
    We ran over to the lesson fair to share created lesson with
    Getty teachers and to learn from theirs. One of my students Oliver read his illuminated book to Veronica who listened with all of her heart!
    My family came mom dad and beloved Husband Marc whom
    Have always supported me on my partnership with the Getty.
    As we were getting ready to depart we ran into more students
    From woodlake whom found out about the event from our principals all call!
    Theresa, veronica all of you were fabulous! Bravo! I will be starting the year with a
    Professional development.All about the Getty we also plan to invite asha baba this month and plan monthly greatness Getty lessons for the first grade maybe weekly.
    I look forward to keeping connected. Keep up the great work everyone!

  4. jill mara fink
    August 16th, 2009 at 13:36 | #4

    Pleas excuse I meant Bati Bari
    And excuse my capitalization challenges as im just learning .

  5. Roberta Fong
    August 16th, 2009 at 18:11 | #5

    I was thrilled and proud to see Burbank Unified so heavily represented by teachers, administrators, and families. It was a wonderful way to get charged up and excited about getting back into the classroom. I’m always eager to try out the things I learn at the Getty. Two things I will definitely use: Veronica’s strategies on drawing still lifes, and Asha’s Baba’s “call and response” in storytelling. Fantastic!

  6. green
    August 17th, 2009 at 08:44 | #6

    I always enjoy attending ALA events! I especially enjoyed Asha Baba and will buy a CD! As my school begins teaching with an international slant, I feel that we can work in the “oralistic” arts alongside the visual arts. The landscape session was for 4th/5th, but I’m thinking about using them in my Kinder class. We can use landscapes to look more carefully at our environment. Maybe it will develop their description skills/vocabulary. I made sure to grab some extra lesson plans for the other teachers at my school.

  7. Lin Ludwig
    August 17th, 2009 at 10:21 | #7

    My favorite part of the ALA day was Asha’s Baba. I teach second grade, and our first OCR unit is storytelling. I now feel so inspired! We usually have students bring in 3 things that tell about them to share with the class in a “Me Bag”. I now want to have them, instesd of just sharing the items, also choose one to “perform” a story about themselves with. I’m excited! Thanks! Bahtio Bahti…Bahti.:)

  8. August 17th, 2009 at 15:26 | #8

    I am a teacher/photographer. Being in the ALA program helped me connect my own creativity to my teaching, as well as designing lessons that helped me pass my National Boards Teaching Certification. I have also been able to apply all these strategies to any grade. I LOVE this program and have told all my colleagues about it, as well as the teacher mentees. The students appreciate art and love the lessons.I am so glad there is a blog, and so now, I will not be missing a beat with the events, and such. Thank you Getty Museum and the ALA program!

  9. August 18th, 2009 at 09:01 | #9

    What a fantastic day! I was never more proud to be a Burbank teacher than I was on Saturday’s ALA 10th Aniversary celebration. Burbank was IN THE HOUSE! It was truly a fun, inspiring, informative, recharging, get the year off with a bang kind of day – as always!
    Thank you Theresa for pulling off yet another fabulous event that all are buzzing about. Viva la ALA! Viva Getty!

  10. valvarez
    August 18th, 2009 at 10:27 | #10

    Thank you all so much for coming! It was so fun to see some familiar faces and the new ones I missed while I was away at the Villa. This is what I missed the most and and so glad to be back working with you again! Seeing your enthusiasm and energy, after so many years(!) is truly inspirational and thank you for your dedication to your profession. What a fun day, and thank you Theresa for your energy and creativity with this program!

  11. Jennifer Best
    August 18th, 2009 at 22:19 | #11

    I enjoyed the day on Friday. Asha’s Baba was a perfect way to start the day. He energized the audience and provided a nice introduction to the day. The two schools who provided students to read their poetry and recite the play were OUTSTANDING! As a parent of 2 children of the same age, I was amazed at the grace and confidence the children showed. They were not only able to project their voices but they also had great eye contact with their audience. Wonderful job!

    Thank you for inviting me to this terrific day!

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