The Art of Noticing - Logan

Oct 24, 2023 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Join SUU's Alisa Petersen to learn new strategies to integrate visual art into your classroom. For more information and to register click here.

Participants will experience three drawing exercises designed to spark curiosity and active observation. We will discuss how to use these activities to enhance learning in any subject. This workshop is about slowing down and looking closely. We will discuss how actively noticing what is around us can put us in the present and help us see what we often overlook. We will create drawings as a way of discovering what we are seeing.


Alisa Petersen is the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair of Elementary Arts Education at Southern Utah University. She grew up in Oklahoma in a home where exploration, making, play, and creativity happened every single day. She studied art and art education at Ricks College, BYU, and Southern Utah University. She has worked as an elementary visual art teacher, a district art coordinator, an outreach artist, now as a university professor teaching courses in early childhood creativity and arts integration. As the director of the artsFUSION program at SUU, Alisa combines her passions for art, creative exploration and the maker movement to coordinate, develop, and teach arts based learning experiences for children, families, and teachers.

This workshop is open to classroom teachers, university students, arts educators, and school administrators.

*USBE relicensure hours available for licensed educators.

Arts Are Core provides professional learning opportunities in arts education through a generous endowment from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation and a partnership with BTS Arts.