Arts and Education Youth Programs

Arts and EducationThe City of Santa Clarita is committed to increase opportunities for students in the Santa Clarita Valley to participate in and be exposed to high quality arts experiences, while also increasing the awareness of the value the arts add to the community. 

Arts and Education Meeting

Date: Monday, May 14, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: The Centre, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway (in Sycamore Rooms)

Contact: Donna Avila | (661) 250-3785



Events

Santa Clarita Youth Art ShowcaseDate: Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: The Centre
The City of Santa Clarita is celebrating Youth Art Month by hosting the 2018 Youth Arts Showcase on Saturday, March 24, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, located at The Centre.  The free event gives students in the Santa Clarita Valley an opportunity to showcase their talent by performing or displaying their art for the community.  Each school district will highlight their visual artists and performing artists, local dance studios will lead participatory movement and dance classes, student artists will display their street painting masterpieces and local art studios will give interactive art demonstrations.

 

 

Assembly Programs

Share the World: Assembly Program

Santa Clarita Arts Education Share the WorldShare of the World assemblies are in collaboration between California Institute of the Arts Community Arts Partnership (CAP), City of Santa Clarita Arts and Education Program, and Santa Clarita School Districts.  This program brings music, dance, interactive workshops, and an experience from different cultures, such as African, Balinese Gamelan, Indian, Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz, Reggae, and much more.

Get more information to bring this astonishing program to your school.

Share the World Assembly Form

 

Santa Clarita Master Chorale Education: Assembly Program

Santa-Clarita-Master-ChoraleThe Santa Clarita Master Chorale school assembly program is designed to introduce choral singing participation and performance from 4th and 5th grade students.  The assemblies run approximately 45 minutes.

To book an assembly contact: Donna Avila

 

Artist in Residence: Assembly Program

For one week, a professional artist will create a piece of art at a local City of Santa Clarita elementary and junior high school. During the artist residency, the artist will share a presentation to all grade levels regarding the process and her concept for the art piece being created.  During the week, the artist will draw inspiration from the students, be available for students to watch the creation of the art piece, and open for questions from the students.  At the conclusion of the residency, the artist will present the finished artwork to all students at two assemblies, and discuss the process of its creation.

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Presentation to K-6th graders Professional Artist, Suzi Kades, with the starting blank canvas and students Students able to ask the artist questions

 

Cowboy in the Schools: Assembly Program

The City of Santa Clarita’s Cowboy Festival is excited to bring the Cowboys in the School program to elementary schools in the Santa Clarita Valley.

The Cowboys in the Schools program consists of an assembly that brings Western culture to students through mystic storytelling, old time poetry, and the art of music. All 6th grade students will participate in the Cowboy Musical Workshop, where each student will receive a complimentary harmonica from the artist and learn to play a Cowboy song.  In addition, each student will receive one complimentary ticket to attend the 2018 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival held at William S. Hart Park.

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6th grade students receive a workshop to learn Cowboy music, and receive a complimentary harmonica from the artist. The all school assembly receives a workshop on Western culture, Cowboy storytelling, and a musical performance by the artist. All students receive a complimentary ticket to the Cowboy Festival at William S. Hart Park.

 


2018 Schools Participating:
Mountain View Elementary
Santa Clarita Elementary
Skyblue Mesa Elementary School

 

Cowboy in the Schools Form

 

Final Mile Challenge: Running Program

The Final Mile Challenge program is geared to encourage students to set a goal, make it happen, and finish what they started.  In other words, follow through.

The program encourages exercise and eating healthy while training to run the final mile of the Santa Clarita Marathon.  To participate the student must complete all 25 training miles before race day and then will be invited to run the final mile of the Santa Clarita Marathon.  Schools MUST be invited to participate.  Schools that would like to participate, will be chosen at the May 2017, Arts and Education Meeting.

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 Presentation regarding program, running, and
healthy choices.

Students document 25 miles of training runs, sports activities, etc. Students run the Final Mile of the Santa Clarita Marathon with their school.

 

Visit the Final Mile Challenge Website

 

  

Youth Contests

Final Mile Challenge: National Anthem Auditions

Final-Mile-Challenge-National-AnthemThe Final Mile Challenge program is geared to encourage the students to set a goal of running 25 miles, make it happen, and finish the final mile with peers at the Santa Clarita Marathon.  The Final Mile Challenge is looking for a National Anthem Singer to perform for the runners, before the start gun goes off.

Contact: Donna Avila

 

Technical Art: Graphic Design Contest 
Technical Art Contest2018 Theme: “The Art of Diplomacy”

Deadline for entry submission: Friday, January 26, 2018

The top 20 Technical, Digital, Photography, or Graphic Design submission from each entry category in the Technical Arts Contest, will be on display during the Santa Clarita Youth Art Showcase at The Centre on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 11:00 am to 3:00 p.m. Submit your technical art today and be part of the Art Show.

Technical Art Contest Entry Form

Pen & Paper: Essay Contest

Pen & Paper Contest

2018 Theme: “The Art of Diplomacy”

Deadline for entry submission: Friday, January 26, 2018

The top 3 Creative Writing Essay submissions from each entry category in the Pen & Paper Contest, will be on display during the Santa Clarita Youth Arts Showcase at The Centre on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 11:00 am to 3:00 p.m.  Submit your creative writing today and be part of the Art Show.

Pen & Paper Contest Entry Form

Art on Canvas: Art Contest
Art on Canvas Contest2018 Theme: “The Art of Diplomacy”

Deadline for entry submission: Friday, January 26, 2018

The top 20 visual art submissions from each entry category in the Art on Canvas Contest, will be on display during the Santa Clarita Youth Arts Showcase at The Centre on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 11:00 am to 3:00 p.m. Submit your art on canvas today and be part of the Art Show.

Art on Canvas Contest Entry Form

Youth Poetry Roundup: Poetry Contest
Cowboy Festival Youth Poetry contestYouth Poetry Roundup at the Cowboy Festival

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Location: William S. Hart Park, Hart Hall Stage
Time: 11:00 am

The City of Santa Clarita’s Cowboy Festival encourages all buckaroos and buckarettes to enter an original poem about the 'Life of the Cowboy and Cowgirl, the settlement of the West, or life on the open range" in the Youth Poetry Roundup Contest.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be invited to recite their poems at the annual Cowboy Festival at William S. Hart Park, on the Hart Hall Music stage and will receive complimentary tickets to invite family and friends.

Youth Poetry Roundup Entry Form
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Train to Finish: Coloring Contest

 
Train to FinishDeadline for entry submission: TBD

The Amgen Tour of California is once again coming to the City of Santa Clarita! In anticipation of this world-class cycling race, participating in the Train to Finish Contest will increase students' awareness of cycling and encourage them to ride a bicycle for exercise, recreation, and lifelong health.

 

 

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