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 month of May, 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, or in the suggested sequence listed on the class page.
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We hope you will share your projects with us so we can share them with your school and keep our connections strong! Thanks to the Cedar Rapids Community School District for supporting these classes.

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 GRADE LEVEL 2-5
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 5 - GRADE LEVEL 6-12
Creative Writing - Photograph Poem
Have you ever seen a photo that inspired you? Turn that inspiration into poetry! Local artist, Stacy Haynes-Moore, will guide you in creating your own poem inspired by a photograph. CLASS 2 of 4 - GRADE LEVEL 6-12
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
Hip Hop Choreography 1
Feel like you are in the dance studio with L.D. as he teaches you the first part of a short dance sequence focusing on hip-hop & street dance styles. CLASS 2 OF 4 - GRADE LEVEL: 6-12
Storytelling with Shadow Puppets - Class 2 of 3
Join Darrin Crow for this series that will take you through the steps needed to create a shadow puppet performance for your family! CLASS 2 OF 3 - GRADE LEVEL: 1 - 6
Printable Projects - Week 3
Need a break from screen time? Check out our Printable Project series a compilation of downloadable, printable art and creative writing resources. CLASS 3 of 5 - GRADE LEVELS K-12
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 5 - GRADE LEVEL 6-12