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!
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Videos of the Week
January 25, 2021
Foreground, middleground, background (all ages/fundamentals)
Artist Amber Zimmerman helps you understand the concepts of foreground, middleground, and background in art.
Materials: paper, pencil, eraser, crayons/colored pencil/watercolors (something to make color), marker
West African Rhythms (all ages)
Teaching artist Brooke Bourn gets you moving to the rhythms of West Africa, using various steps from traditional dances. No dance experience required!
What you’ll need: space to move, bare feet
Some of you may be old enough to remember Obo Addy, the late Ghanaian musician/dancer who performed and taught West African dance and drumming workshops in the Okanogan region many times in the past two decades. Learn more about Obo Addy HERE.
Although Obo Addy has passed, you may enjoy learning more about a former member of Obo Addy’s group: Nii-Okaidja Afroso, who shares a message of community and unity through the rhythms and words of his native Ghana. You may even be old enough to remember seeing Okaidja (pronounced Oh-Kie-Jah) perform at your school. Learn more about Okaidja HERE.
Snow Bunny (K-2nd grade)
Artist Bruce Morrison teaches you how to draw and paint a snowshoe hare.
Materials: paper, crayons, pencil, eraser, watercolor set, brush, water, salt (optional)
Mountain Landscape (3rd-6th grade)
Artist Amber Zimmerman teaches you to sketch and paint a stunning mountain scene using line, texture, and pattern.
Materials: paper, watercolor set, brush, water, paper towel, black marker, pencil, eraser, something round to trace (like a bowl or plate) or a protractor, salt
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.
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.