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 throughout the summer, 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.
  • 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! 

Creative Writing: Puzzle Poetry
Local artist, Stacy Haynes-Moore, will guide you in creating your own unique puzzle poetry. CLASS 4 of 4 - GRADE LEVEL 6-12
Puppet Parade - Sock Puppets
Join Darrin Crow for the last class in this series to create sock puppets and tell a short tale for your family! CLASS 4 of 4 - GRADE LEVEL K-5
Printable Projects - Week 5
Need a break from screen time? Check out our Printable Project series a compilation of downloadable, printable art and creative writing resources. CLASS 5 of 5 - GRADE LEVELS K-12
Hip Hop  - Choreography 2
Feel like you are in the dance studio with L.D. as he teaches you the second part of a short dance sequence focusing on hip-hop & street dance styles. CLASS 3 OF 4 - GRADE LEVEL: 6-12
Storytelling with Shadow Puppets - Class 3 of 3
Join Darrin Crow for this series that will take you through the steps needed to create a shadow puppet performance of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” for your family! CLASS 3 OF 3 - GRADE LEVEL: 1 - 6
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
Creative Writing: Eavesdrop Poetry
Local artist, Stacy Haynes-Moore, will guide you in creating your own unique eavesdrop poetry. CLASS 3 of 4 - GRADE LEVEL 6-12
Puppet Parade - Envelope Puppets
Create envelope puppets and develop your storytelling ability. Use your puppet characters to tell knock-knock jokes! CLASS 3- GRADE LEVEL K-5
Printable Projects - Week 4
Need a break from screen time? Check out our Printable Project series a compilation of downloadable, printable art and creative writing resources. CLASS 4 of 5 - GRADE LEVELS K-12
Name that Song 2 : A music listening adventure
Take a musical adventure challenge from Mr. Roundtree, a Cedar Rapids Community School District music educator, and name that song! CLASS 2 of 3 - GRADE LEVEL 2-5