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.


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VIDEOS FROM METHOW ARTS TEACHING ARTISTS


All ages

Wishy Washy Watercolors (all ages)

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Sculptor and painter Bruce Morrison guides you through the fundamentals of using watercolors, including brush technique. (visual art)

Materials: watercolor paints, brush, paper, water cup


Icicle Creek Chandelier public art (all ages)

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Artist Amber Zimmerman takes you on an art walk through Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth, showing you “Icicle Creek Chandelier” by Dale Chihuly and “Soul Salmon” by various artists.


Grandsons Carrying Water public art (all ages) 

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Sculptor Bruce Morrison describes the process behind artist Richard Beyer’s cast aluminum sculpture Grandsons Carrying Water, located in the Twisp Commons near the Methow Valley Community Center. (3D visual art, public art)

Materials:  None required, but we suggest you bring a journal or sketchbook and a pencil, or even a lump of clay.


S is for Salmon interactive read-aloud (all ages) 

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Author/illustrator Hannah Viano reads from her alphabet book, created with papercut art featuring the natural world of the Pacific Northwest. Each letter inspires a different expressive body movement, which can be done sitting or standing. (visual art, movement)

Materials: None required.


Grades K-1

Watercolor Clouds (grades K-1)

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Artist Christa Culbert teaches you how to paint watercolor clouds. (visual art)

Materials: watercolor paints, brush, paper, water cup

*We suggest you complete the Wishy Washy Watercolors video before you start this video: Watch on YouTube or Watch on Vimeo


Shake it Off: The Spaghetti Game (grades K-1+)

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Teaching artist Cristin Fenzel with ArtsWA leads you through an exercise in dramatic expression. (theatre arts)

Materials: paper, pen/pencil, bowl or container, 2+ people (at least one of whom can read and write)


Draw a Rock Friend (K-1st grade)

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Artist Christa Culbert shows you how to draw a rock friend (visual art)

Materials: paper, colored pencils or crayons, some rocks (optional)


Dot Mandala Lesson (K-1st grade)

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Artist Bethany Wray shows you how to create a mandala made of colorful dots. (visual art)

Materials: paper, markers (or food coloring and Qtips), white coffee filter, spray bottle of water, a flat surface to work on


Grades 2-3

Nature Walk (grades 2-3)

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Artist Christa Culbert takes you on a nature walk and shows you how to sketch plants. (visual art)

Materials: pencil/pen, paper or journal/sketchpad, markers or colored pencils, a plant guidebook (optional–you can also use the internet)


When I was Young writing lesson (grades 2-3)

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Anne Andersen guides you through memoir writing–a writing exercise that asks you to draw on your own memories. (literary arts)

Materials: pencil/pen, paper


Draw a Cat (grades 2-3)

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Artist Bruce Morrison shows you how to draw cats. (visual art)

Materials:paper, crayons or colored pencils, picture of a cat (optional)


Sketch a Horse…or a Dragon! (grades 2-3)

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Artist and equestrian Christa Culbert shows you how to sketch a horse….or a dragon or a unicorn! (visual art)

Materials: paper, pencil, a flat surface to work onG


Grades 4-6+

Monster Drawing (grades 4-6)

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Artist Amber Zimmerman shows you how to draw a monster–and later color it, if you wish. (visual art)

Materials: paper, pencil (optional–colored pencils, markers, crayons, or any other coloring materials)


Erasure Poem (grades 4-6+)

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Poet Subhaga Crystal Bacon teaches you how to create an “erasure poem”–poetry created from words left behind. (literary arts)

Materials: pencil/pen/marker, newspaper and/or magazine


Draw a Self-Portrait (grades 4-6+) Part 1

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Artist Bethany Wray teaches you how to draw your own face, creating a self-portrait. (visual art)

Materials: paper, pencil, eraser, mirror


The Important Thing (grades 4-6+)

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Educator Anne Andersen guides you through an autobiographical writing exercise called The Important Thing (literary arts)

Materials: paper/journal, pen/pencil


Nature Bugs (4th-6th grade)

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Artist Bethany Wray teaches you how to use objects found in nature to create 3D (3-dimensional) insects. (visual art, literacy)

Materials: piece of cardboard (or piece of cereal/cracker box), glue, sticks, leaves, small rocks, shells, seed pods, etc., a flat surface to work on