Arts for Remote Learning
  • For Students in Grades:

    PreK - 5th Grade

  • Available to:

    Schools
    School Districts

  • Teaching/Learning Method:

    Asynchronous

  • Content Type:

    Pre-Recorded Videos (each Exploration features a series of five, 15-minute videos)

  • Optional Add-ons:

    Arts Supplies and Materials
    Live (Synchronous) Culminating Experience with the Artist

Arts Explorations
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Explore new art forms and build creative skills through a series of Arts Explorations.

Arts Explorations are a sequential series of five interactive videos produced by professional teaching artists that engage students in the exploration of creative skills in a wide variety of art forms like dancing, theatre, music, and more!

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ARTISTS

Jamaal

Music with Mr. Root

Explore words and sounds with Mr. Root! Discover how to sound out CVC words while learning about beatboxing and finding a steady beat.

  • Grades:

    PreK-K

  • Artist:

    Jamaal "Mr. Root" Collier

  • Art Form:

    Music

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Music All Around Us

Listen. Really listen. Have a seat, close your eyes, and take in all the sounds you hear. Whether you’re out on the playground, at the beach, walking in the woods, or simply resting at home, there’s music all around you. All the musical elements are there in the soundscapes we live in: beat, rhythm, pitch, tempo, dynamics, and melody.

  • Grades:

    PreK-K

  • Artist:

    Lisa Mathews

  • Art Form:

    Music

mecca

Metaphors with Mecca!

Poetry is all around us! Join spoken word artist Mecca to explore how to start writing and learn new ways to express yourself.

  • Grades:

    3rd-5th

  • Artist:

    Mecca and Dew More

  • Art Form:

    Theatre + Spoken Word Poetry

Natasha-Muniz

“Natty Proh’s”

How can we use art to represent our true selves while staying socially, politically, and economically relevant? Through this series, we will explore five different established artists—each one of whom either studied, was raised, or lived in Baltimore—and their art styles! Let the artist in you come alive!

  • Grades:

    3rd-5th

  • Artist:

    Natasha Muniz

  • Art Form:

    Mixed Media

Ms-Nell

On Stage at Home

If you like to play “pretend,” you’re already an actor! Join Ms. Nell in exploring some of the tools and skills actors use, including their voices, their bodies, and their imaginations. Together we’ll explore the fable “The Lion and the Mouse,” and you’ll put on a show right from your own home!

  • Grades:

    PreK-K

  • Artist:

    Nell Quinn-Gibney

  • Art Form:

    Theatre

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Puppet Lessons with Mr. Sam

We all have a story to tell! Join Mr. Sam as we create a puppet theater, learn how to tell a story, design puppets, and perform our very own puppet show. The possibilities are endless!

  • Grades:

    1st-2nd

  • Artist:

    Sam Grossman

  • Art Form:

    Puppetry

Supply Kits for this Exploration are available for purchase separately with everything to build your own puppet theater and create your own imaginative puppets!

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Stepping 2 the Beat

Stepping is a percussive art form created by African Americans on the campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In this lesson with Mr. Ryan from SOLE Defined, you will turn your bodies into a human drum learning basic stepping movement and beat patterns. Beginner movers in grades PreK and K will explore math elements while creating beat patterns and musicality in their own space.

  • Grades:

    PreK-K

  • Artist:

    SOLE Defined

  • Art Form:

    Dance

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African Dance with Mr. Ssuuna

Travel to Uganda with Mr. Ssuuna as he teaches you an African dance! Learn traditional steps and the story behind why this dance was created. Get ready to move and have fun!

  • Grades:

    3rd-5th

  • Artist:

    Ssuuna

  • Art Form:

    Dance

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Create A Creature

Do you like to make pictures? Have you ever thought about making a picture with fabric and thread? Now you can! With this series, you will get your own Create A Creature kit. What is a creature? A creature is any living thing: an animal, a bird, a fish, or an insect. In this series, Ms. Herbert will guide you through the steps to create your own colorful creature using felt and simple stitching techniques.

  • Grades:

    1st-2nd

  • Artist:

    Suzanne Herbert-Forton

  • Art Form:

    Embroidery/Visual Arts

Supply Kits for this Exploration are available for purchase separately which includes felt, child-safe needle, thread, and a step by step booklet to guide students!

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Abstract Expressionism & Identity

Has looking at a piece of art ever made you feel an emotion? Have you ever created art to express yourself? Join Ms. Whitney to learn about Abstract Expressionism and how you can explore your identity and emotions through art-making.

  • Grades:

    3rd-5th

  • Artist:

    Whitney Frazier

  • Art Form:

    Mixed Media