SKSD Visual and Performing Arts Department
Providing Creativity and Innovation to All Children

Bob Cooper, Director                  
360-874-7099
cooper@skitsap.wednet.edu

It is our mission to provide every student in the South Kitsap School District an opportunity to Create, Perform, and Respond through Dance, Music, Theatre, and the Visual Arts.

Programs offered under the direction of this department:
  • Elementary Vocal/Classroom Music
  • Elementary 5th and 6th Grade Beginning and Advanced Bands
  • Junior High Instrumental and Choral Music
  • Junior High Theatre
  • Junior High Visual Arts
  • High School Choral and Instrumental Music
  • High School Commercial Music Technology
  • High School Guitar
  • High School Theatre
  • High School Visual Arts/Applied Arts
  • Elementary Beginning Strings at Sidney Glen and Burley Glenwood
  • Arts4Learning Project in conjunction with the Washington State Arts Comission
  • Kennedy Center Partnership in conjunction with the Seattle Repertory Theatre, BookIt Repertory Theatre, and the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.            
 
District Arts Calendar
Families and community members are invited to any of South Kitsap School District's Visual and Performing Art performances. Call the hosting school for more information on individual performances.
 
Movement, Dance, and Brain Research
Debbie Gilbert, a renown national dance and movement  specialist, has provided us with a number of versions of Ann Green Gilbert's BrainDance.  The videos are perfect for large and small group participation.  Each has been crafted to focus on a specific learning process through the medium of movement and dance.
 
The BrainDance -  https://vimeo.bcom/90272958 
The LiteracyBrainDance - Primary   https://vimeo.com/90272956
The LiteracyBrainDance - Intermediate   https://vimeo.com/90272955
The Math BrainDance -Primary   https://vimeo.com/90272954
The Math BrainDance -Intermediate   https://vimeo.com/90272953
 
 
Arts4Learning is a program created through community partnership. It is funded by the South Kitsap School District and through a Community Consortia Grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.

Arts4Learning provides:
  • Arts4Kids instruction in Visual Arts and/or Dance during Wednesday Collaboration time at five elementary schools
  • Fall and Spring publication of the South Kitsap Visual Arts News
  • Monthly Masterpiece Moments communications
  • SKSD website Visual Art Teaching Resources for teachers and community
  • Professional development for teachers in Dance and Visual Arts
  • Founding and development of a regional South Kitsap Arts Council
  • Seattle Art Museum Teacher Resources