Use the arts to engage students of all ages in the learning of any subject! Learn how to spark creativity in the classroom and at home with this collection of tutorials, resources, and information.

Dance

Quynn Johnson

Try this beginner tap warmup in eight steps with artist Quynn Johnson.

Great For:
Students, Families, Teachers
Materials Needed:
None!

Quynn Johnson

Tap along with Ms. Quynn! Learn two distinct dance steps then put them together and practice them to music!

Great For:
Students, Families, Teachers
Materials Needed:
None!

Quynn Johnson

Ms. Quynn, a teaching artist, author, and tap dancer, shares the steps to the dance "Lucky Groove" from her children's book "Lucky's Tap Dancing Feet."

Great For:
Students, Families, Teachers
Materials Needed:
None!

Media & Digital Arts

Christina Delgado

Take a photo walk! Look for the four elements of art while capturing images to represent an academic subject in a photo scavenger hunt.

Great For:
Teachers, Students
Materials Needed:
Camera, Markers

Music

Taikoza

An introduction to Japanese instruments like the Shakuhachi, a five-hole end-blown bamboo flute.

Great For:
Students, Families, Teachers
Materials Needed:
None!

Lisa Mathews

A song tutorial to go along with the song Bluebird by Milkshake. You can find the song on Milkshake's "Bottle of Sunshine" CD for kids.

Great For:
Families, Teachers
Materials Needed:
None!

Jamaal "Mr. Root" Collier

The topic is Math! Learn how you can easily incorporate Hip Hop into your classroom by using rhyming couplets to summarize math concepts. 

Great For:
Teachers
Materials Needed:
Paper, Writing Tools

Max Bent

Learn to connect the basics of beatboxing to understanding fractions.

Great For:
Teachers
Materials Needed:
Paper, Pencil

Steve Cyphers

Make your own bucket drum kit with affordable supplies found at your local hardware store!

Great For:
Families, Teachers
Materials Needed:
Buckets, PVC Pipe, Insulation Foam, Duct Tape

Bomani

"The only answer that's wrong is an answer that's blank!" Learn Baba Bomani's three rules of creative writing and get ready to put your thoughts on paper.

Great For:
Students, Teachers
Materials Needed:
Paper, Writing Tools

Bomani

Challenge yourself to creatively combine words and phrases by learning the four ways to rhyme!

Great For:
Students, Teachers
Materials Needed:
Paper, Pencil

Lisa Mathews

Add arts strategies of song and body sounds, along with fine motor skills and even a little math to your storytelling.

Great For:
Parents, Teachers
Materials Needed:
Children's Book

Ball in the House

Learn beatboxing basics in easy steps with Jonny Ryan from Ball in the House!

Great For:
Parents, Teachers, Students
Materials Needed:
None!

Theatre and Storytelling

Elias Schutzman

Learn the elements of a story through song, movement, and gesture in Story Chant.

Great For:
PreK/K Students, Families
Materials Needed:
None!

Elias Schutzman

Take an imaginary adventure through song and movement from your own home!

Great For:
PreK/K Students, Families
Materials Needed:
None!

Kristina Berdan

Learn how you can easily incorporate theatre into your classroom by challenging students to communicate main ideas and supporting details from a story through tableau.

Great For:
Teachers
Materials Needed:
None!

Baltimore Improv Group

Say, "Yes!" Learn a simple improv activity that practices listening, agreement, and acceptance.

Great For:
Teachers
Materials Needed:
None!

Khaleshia Thorpe-Price

Freeze Dance with Ms. Khaleshia to the KC Freeze played by the Wolf Trap Jazz Trio in Kansas Style Jazz.

Great For:
Students, Families
Materials Needed:
None!

Visual Arts

Pat Cruz

Make an eight-page book out of one piece of 8.5x11" paper!

Great For:
Students, Families, Teachers
Materials Needed:
Paper, Scissors, Drawing Tools

John Iampieri

Master screen painter John Iampieri has created this instructional video to share his screen painting technique and inspire artists of all ages to try their hand at the art form. 

Great For:
Students, Families, Teachers
Materials Needed:
Window Screen, Paint, Assorted Tools

Katherine Dilworth

Learn how students can approach difficult subject matter through the art of felting and collaborative artwork.

Great For:
Teachers
Materials Needed:
Wool, Felting Tools

FutureMakers

Use simple and affordable LEDs to make sculptures that light up!

Great For:
Students, Families, Teachers
Materials Needed:
3V Coin Cell Battery, LEDs, Sculpture Materials (pipe cleaners, cardboard, etc.)

Bomani

Get creative with your name and write it out using graffiti lettering to suit your style.

Great For:
Students, Families, Teachers
Materials Needed:
Paper, Markers

Katherine Dilworth

Trim, fold, and connect paper to create an accordion book for illustrated storytelling.

Great For:
Students, Families, Teachers
Materials Needed:
Paper, Drawing Tools

Case Studies

Young Audiences artist and teacher partners are invited to share written case studies of their work in schools to explore one essential question. Each study provides a snapshot of how the artist or teacher connects the arts to the curriculum to provide opportunities for students to imagine, create, and realize their full potential through the arts.

Are you a YA artist or teacher looking to submit a case study?

Tube Beat or Not To Be? Discovering Sound through Rhythm and Movement

By Max Bent, Musician and beatboxer Young Audiences artists and teacher partners have written case studies documenting their work in schools and their exploration of one essential question. Each study provides a snapshot of how the artist or teacher works with students to integrate the arts into the curriculum and…

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Are you a musician?

By Kevin Martin, Steel drum musician Young Audiences artists and teacher partners have written case studies documenting their work in schools and their exploration of one essential question. Each study provides a snapshot of how the artist or teacher works with students to integrate the arts into the curriculum and…

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How can the Blues be used to learn fractions?

By Curtis Blues, One-man Blues band Young Audiences artists and teacher partners have written case studies documenting their work in schools and their exploration of one essential question. Each study provides a snapshot of how the artist or teacher works with students to integrate the arts into the curriculum and…

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Children performing their own version of Little Red Riding Hood

Young Audiences’ Free Summer Arts & Learning Academy to Expand to Nearly 2,600 Children After Study Shows it Reduces Summer Learning Loss

Arts-integrated program for City Schools students expanding to nine sites in 2020 after program successfully reduced summer learning loss in math BALTIMORE – Young Audiences’ Summer Arts & Learning Academy–the free, five-week arts integration program for Baltimore City Public School students–will expand in 2020 after new research showed the program…

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Rockcreek Steel Drums

Program Funding Opportunities

Grant funding is available to Maryland schools to help subsidize the cost of Young Audiences assemblies, residencies, and embedded professional development programming.