Virtual Classroom

Step-by-Step with Local Artists

Welcome to the Virtual Classroom! We are excited to offer these free learning opportunities to families.

We practice social distancing and ask that adults who are unvaccinated to wear a mask while taking classes at EIAA. Currently, we require all youth to wear masks while at EIAA. We understand that everyone has different comfort levels with everything going on right now, so we’ve created our very own Virtual Classroom for those of you who don’t feel comfortable coming back to in-person activities at EIAA. Browse through our classes and get creative from the comfort of your own home!

  • To filter the list of classes, select Topics and Grade Level in combination.
  • Some classes are a series, and some are one-and-done. When there is a series it is best to "take" these classes in order.
  • Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel. You can choose to be alerted when new classes are posted so you don't miss out! 

We hope you will share your projects with us so we can keep our connections strong! Share the classes with your friends, too! 

Winter Polar Bear in a Crazy Sweater
Mrs. Aly teaches us how to draw an adorable bear in a cute sweater. GRADE LEVEL K-5
Drawing and Illustration | Crab
Follow along with local artist Russ Fagle as he teaches you the skill of incorporating crosshatching, value, and depth to your illustrations with this awesome drawing of a saltwater crab! GRADES K-5
Drawing and Illustration | Cartoon Chefs
Allow yourself to exaggerate the "human form" to make a quirky character of your very own. Follow along with local artist, Russ Fagle, as he illustrates these cute chefs. GRADES K-5
Graffiti Art - Drawing Names
Mrs. Aly teaches us how to turn our name into graffiti art with just a few simple steps! GRADE LEVEL 3-12
Character Design - Cake Burglar
Artist, Russ Fagle, walks you through building character designs, like this cake burglar! Grab a pencil and follow along. GRADE LEVEL 4-12
Fish Drawing
Learn to draw fish using simple shapes with local artist Russ Fagle. GRADES K-5
Coffee Moon Paintings
This project shows you how to create a moon painting using coffee instead of paints. Follow along with Lauren Manninen to make Coffee Moons! CLASS 1 - GRADES 3-12
Clay Rainbow Fish
This project shows you how to create homemade clay or play dough using some pantry staples. Follow along with Lauren Manninen to make some Rainbow Fish! CLASS 1 - K-2
Storytime - Savvy and Maddy’s Amazing Art Project
Join children’s book author, Kendra Preston, for a reading of her book, Savvy and Maddy’s Amazing Art Project. See how they cooperate to make a painting of their favorite place. CLASS 1 - GRADE LEVELS K - 3
Binding a Simple Sketchbook
Learn this simple book binding technique to create your own multipurpose sketchbooks using traditional bookbinder’s tools or simple tools you find in your home. CLASS 1 - GRADE LEVEL 3 - 12