Virtual Classroom

Step-by-Step with Local Artists

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

Fun new videos will be added to the Virtual Classroom, so please check back often. We know that art-making is a process that soothes the soul, and boy do we need that right now!

  • 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! 

Styrofoam Printmaking
Learn this fun and simple printmaking technique with local artist Lauren Manninen. GRADES 6-12
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
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