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With nearly every school closed in California, students are left to find new routines. Not only are the arts essential to a comprehensive education, but they also make learning engaging, relieve stress, and allow us to pass time in fun and productive ways.

#CreateAtHome is for all of us – whether you’re a parent homeschooling, a student stuck at home, or just a regular Joe looking for a creative outlet.

Split into six categories, we’ve curated the best resources out there. Simply click one of the colored buttons below and start exploring.

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INTEGRATED AND GENERAL

PBS Learning Media
PBS Learning Media

As part of a collection of arts-centered resources, PBS offers ten interactive videos for students K-12 on topics ranging from animation basics to the language of dance.

TED-Ed
TED-Ed

TED-Ed provides videos on arts-related topics organized by grade. From finding your own creative genius to examining the history of hip hop, there is something for everyone.

 

The Kennedy Center
The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center provides digital, arts education resources and lessons for K-12 students. From lessons on making advertisements to Irish folk dancing, there’s something for everyone.

Free Internet from Spectrum
Free Internet from Spectrum

Spectrum Internet is offering 60 days of free internet and no installation fees to any household with a student (K-12 and college) who signs up for new service. To enroll, call 844.488.8395.

 

VISUAL AND MEDIA ARTS

PBS Learning Media
Create Your Own Comics

Comics use words and graphics to tell stories of our experiences and the world around us. With your imagination and these easy-to-use tools, create your own comic! Available in 13 languages.

TED-Ed
Why Do Portraits Matter?

In this lesson from Art in Action, explore how small details and symbols represent important stories and feelings through presidential portraits. Afterward, create a portrait of yourself to tell your own story.

The Kennedy Center
Make Sense of Coronavirus Through Media and Storytelling

With tools from PBS Learning Media, make your experiences in the time of coronavirus into art. Learn to write a script and edit a video about you, tell the story of someone else, and make your own memes.

TED-Ed
Make Paper Flowers

Take a walk in nature for some inspiration, then use this video from Art in Action to make colorful, 3-D paper flowers!

MUSIC

The Kennedy Center
Soundtrack to the Seasons

Nature inspired so much of classical music. Use this guide from the Kennedy Center to learn how to spot the natural world in sounds, and create your own classical playlist for each of the seasons.

 
Little Kids Rock
Little Kids Rock

Little Kids Rock provides live and recorded lessons on creating music across genres and instruments, including the guitar, drums, keyboard, ukulele, or bass.

 

Classics for Kids
Classics for Kids

Every week, this site features a new piece of classical music knowledge and activities. If you want more to learn, there are a number of activities and interactive ways to do so across the site.

 

TeachRock
Teachrock

From the evolution of sound recording to drawing to music, TeachRock Distance Learning Packs are full of resources, activities and opportunities to build community.

 

DANCE & THEATER

GoNoodle
GoNoodle

Get moving with GoNoodle! Bring out your bravest and silliest dance moves to go along with their videos. Whether you need to energize or calm down, GoNoodle has a perfect video for you.

 

Dance with Ryan Heffington
Dance with Ryan Heffington!

Ryan Heffington has choreographed everything from Sia’s music videos to the TV show Euphoria. Join the worldwide community and participate in his famous Los Angeles dance classes for free on Instagram!

 

GoNoodle
Filmed on Stage

Stream musicals, concerts, and plays featuring some of your favorite artists like Cynthia Erivo and Billy Porter from this list that is updated daily.

The Social Distancing Festival
The Social Distancing Festival

Everyday, the Social Distancing Festival features new work from photography exhibitions to performances from opera and broadway artists. Participate in their worldwide community celebrating art.

 

ARTS FOR HEALING

The Kennedy Center
Art With Impact’s Mental Health Short Film Collection

The Olive Film Collection provides five-minute-or-less short films exploring mental health stories. Geared toward older students, some videos contain sensitive content. Read the guide for caregivers and teachers.

 
TED-Ed
Scholastic’s The Moodsters

A “first-aid for feelings”, Scholastic’s The Moodsters is a workbook for students 5-10 years old full of life lessons and art exercises to help cope during the Coronavirus pandemic.

PBS Learning Media
WE RISE 2020: VIRTUAL MAY

WE RISE provides a variety of free events online focused on the arts, healing, and mental health. This week, join a panel to break the mental health stigma, or tune in for performances and intimate conversations with renowned artists.

The Creative Independent
The Creative Independent

Create a zine to share your own voice and stories in an accessible, DIY way with almost no limits. This guide shows you not only how to make a zine, but also how to distribute it — if you want.

 

ARTS EDUCATORS AND PROFESSIONALS

Let Go with Art
At Home Learning

Curated resources from the Los Angeles County Office of Education to support all arts education. This is for teachers and administrators to access and adapt in online learning environments.

 

Let Go with Art
Amplifier

Amplifier connects your classroom and students to a wider community with tools that integrate arts and social change. Join them in their mission to amplify art, dialogue, and cross-cultural conversation.

Let Go with Art
The Arts Standards Webinar Series

A six-part webinar series for teachers on the newly-adopted 2019 California Arts Standards. These webinars feature county office of education Arts Leads and TCAP Teacher Leaders addressing what’s new and challenging.

Let Go with Art
Art Education and the Coronavirus

The Art of Education University offers a free weekly seminar on teaching art online in the time of COVID-19. The webinar covers everything from fostering creativity online to practicing mindfulness.

 

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