- Provide support, education, and opportunities for students and teachers that work to ensure the Visual and Performing Arts are a vibrant part of the everyday educational experiences of students throughout Region 6 Delta Sierra which includes Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.
- Develop leadership and capacity for quality arts education in county schools and districts through professional development opportunities, and the regularly convening Arts Education Leadership Team (AELT).
- Maintain and create alliances to work effectively with community partners to increase arts opportunities for students and teachers across the counties.
There's more to a portrait than you might think. Portraits are often viewed as a mere depiction of a person when, in actuality, they can be read as biographies that communicate significant information about a person's life. Join Melanie Rick, arts integration consultant and certified reading specialist, for this workshop that examines ways to teach students to view portraits as a visual text filled with meaningful symbolism in order to make the study of people and biographies more engaging. Reading portraits helps students activate and build background knowledge of, construct understand