Art Videos – Grades K-6

School Year 2020.2021

Methow Arts has put together easy to use art videos made by our local and regional teaching artists. These videos are targeted at students in grades K-6 who are in remote learning situations. All videos have a suggested target grade, but depending on the child and the amount of parental support available, any given lesson is adaptable for younger or older grades. Click around, see what your child is drawn to, and then give those lessons a try! Let us know what you think. And thank you to generosity of our SPONSORS AND DONORS who have kept the arts alive for so many!


Find more art activities, lessons and inspirations from us at Methow Arts by CLICKING HERE.

We’d love see your artwork! Please send us scans at info@methowartsalliance.org. Thank you.



Videos of the Week

April 12, 2021

ALL AGES/PERFORMING ARTS

Intro to Breakdancing, TopRock Part 4 (all ages/Performing Arts)

Keep working on your toprock with Bboy Hero, Miguel Renteria, as he introduces another step in this intro to breaking dance series.

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This is part of a series. If you haven’t begun the Intro to Breakdancing series yet, start HERE and scroll down to the breakdancing lessons.

Materials: space around you, comfortable clothing


Dance On! Intermediate/Advanced Choreography (all ages/Performing Arts)

Ready to try some harder choreography? Dancer and teaching artist Lyndsay Frady takes it up a notch in this dance that works with any song with an 8 count. This lesson is accessible to all ages, but is designed for those with a basic background in dance/movement. You can find less advanced dance lessons
HERE.

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Materials: space around you, comfortable clothing


GRADES K-2

Tumble Mustard (grades K-2)

Plants like tumble mustard are not “bad” plants, but they don’t belong in Okanogan and Chelan counties, and they can take over the habitat of native plants. Plants like tumble mustard are called invasive species. In this video, learn to identify and paint tumble mustard with teaching artist Christa Culbert. Once you know what it looks like, you can help pull it out of the ground when you find it!

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Learn more about tumble mustard and other invasive species HERE:

Materials: paper, watercolor set, water, paper towel (optional)


GRADES 3-6

Georgia O’Keeffe Flowers (grades 4-6)

Artist Georgia O’Keeffe is known for her large paintings of flowers, which she painted to draw attention to the small things in life. Join teaching artist Bethany Wray to create your own flower inspired by the work of this iconic American artist. This lesson utilizes materials that some students will not have at home; however, crayons and white paper can be substituted.

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Materials: oil pastels, black construction paper (or use crayons and white paper if you don’t have oil pastels and black paper)


Photosynthesis Sketch (grades 3-6)

Teaching artist Jim Anderson uses this detailed drawing of a pepper plant to explain photosynthesis, the process through which plants make their own food.

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Materials: paper, pencil, eraser, black pen,
optional– colored pencils/crayons/watercolors


ART INSTRUCTION VIDEOS BY GRADE

Remote learning has made arts instruction a little more tricky, but these art videos made by Methow Arts’ local and regional teaching artists will guide you through creating art at home.

All videos have a suggested target grade, but depending on the child and the amount of parental support available, any given lesson is adaptable for younger or older grades. Click around, see what your child is drawn to, and then give those lessons a try! Let us know what you think.



PUBLIC ART TOURS (all ages/family)

CLICK HERE for our Public Art Tours (all ages/family)

Our public art tours feature artists in our partner communities (Brewster, Pateros, Omak, Okanogan, Methow Valley, Leavenworth) talking about familiar art pieces in public places.


FOUNDATIONS (all ages)

CLICK HERE for our Foundations Lessons (all ages)

Creating and understanding art relies on a familiarity with the “Elements & Principles of Art,” such as line, pattern, color, shape, and form. Our Foundations Lessons guide you through creating a piece of art while focusing on specific elements and principles of art.


PERFORMING ARTS (all ages)

CLICK HERE for our Performing Arts lessons (all ages)

The performing arts include dance, music and theater. Many performing artists use their bodies, voices and talents as a means of artistic expression. They include singers, actors, comedians and dancers.


LITERARY ARTS (all ages)

CLICK HERE for our Literary Arts Lessons (all ages)

Methow Arts teaching artists have created videos to help students build a foundation in the literary arts.