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

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
Styrofoam Printmaking
Learn this fun and simple printmaking technique with local artist Lauren Manninen. GRADES 6-12
Art with Nature: Sunprints
Join Lauren on a sunny day with this project that uses leaves, flowers, and other things found in nature.
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
Sidewalk Chalk with Ms. Shirely
Create some patterned hopscotch grids to play in your neighborhood. Join Shirley Darland on her driveway for this fun lesson! CLASS 1 - GRADES K - 3
Intro to Art Journaling - Class 2 Prompts
Continue Art Journaling by following the prompts in the next classes in this series. Shawnacy Kiker Perez gives students prompts to inspire new pages in their journal. Class 2 prompts include: Meaningful Word, Circles, and Transform and Alter. CLASS 2 of 6 - GRADE LEVEL 6-12
Intro to Art Journaling - Class 3 Prompts
Continue your Art Journaling exploration following the prompts in the next classes. Shawnacy Kiker Perez gives students prompts to inspire new pages in their journal. Class 3 prompts include: negative space, focus on a single color, black out poem, and word definition. CLASS 3 of 6 - GRADE LEVEL 6-12
Intro to Art Journaling - Class 4 Prompts
Continue Art Journaling by following the prompts in the next classes in this series. Shawnacy Kiker Perez gives students prompts to inspire new pages in their journal. Class 4 prompts: Layering, Go Outside and Draw, Accordion Book Fold, Monsters, Markmaking. CLASS 4 of 6 - GRADE LEVEL 6-12
Intro to Art Journaling - Class 5 Prompts
Continue Art Journaling by following the prompts in the next classes in this series. Shawnacy Kiker Perez gives students prompts to inspire new pages in their journal. Class 5 prompts: Dedication Page, Create an Animal, Conversations Out of Context. CLASS 5 of 6 - GRADE LEVEL 6-12
Intro to Art Journaling - Class 6 Prompts
Continue Art Journaling by following the prompts in the next classes in this series. Shawnacy Kiker Perez gives students prompts to inspire new pages in their journal. Class 6 prompts: Inspired by an Artist, Altered Fairy Tale, Something Unexpected and Lyrics. CLASS 6 of 6- GRADE LEVEL 6-12