A monthly spotlight on ideas, strategies, and resources to support and advocate for arts education in Sonoma County.

This newsletter includes:

  • Sonoma County Resources and News
  • General Resources and News


Student Arts Spotlight

Student Arts Spotlight shares the good news of the arts making a difference in students’ lives in a monthly feature. The Sonoma County Arts Education Alliance is pleased to share the Wright Charter School Art Electives Program for February 2022. This image demonstrates students’ understanding of the use of line and shading in these Op Art pieces. Congratulations, 7th and 8th Graders at Wright Charter School and their teacher, Suzi Donovan!

Learn about the Student Arts Spotlight and share your students’ accomplishments HERE.

Admin Meetups

School and district administrators are invited to learn about how arts education addresses social emotional needs at Admin Meetups, a safe space to learn about models of success. Starting February 17, 2022 at 3:30pm PT. More program detail HERE.

Attention Teachers! Empower Yourself and Calm Your Classroom

“Seeing Yourself as Superhero: To SEL…and Beyond!” is professional development for K-12 educators to learn how to ease stressful classroom transitions and unlock connections to all academic areas. Presented by the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, this virtual training takes place on March 9, 2022. Read more HERE.


California Arts Education Framework

Attend a preview of the launch for the California Arts Education Framework. Learn how the state Framework develops students’ artistic literacy, implements state arts standards, and provides equitable arts education. Virtual on March 1 at 3:30. Learn more HERE.

Career Advice from Students to Students

A new guide created by Christine Henseler, professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies at Union College includes essays about how studies in the arts and humanities can lead to success in every career field. Read the guide HERE.