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

June 7, 2021

GRADES K-6/PERFORMING ARTS

Intro to Breakdance Part 9: the Kickout (all ages/family)

Keep adding to your footwork by learning the kickout, a move that pairs with the CC (from Intro to Breakdance Part 8). Twisp B Boy gives you some fun moves to work on in this final lesson in the Intro to Breakdance series.

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GRADES K-6/VISUAL ARTS

Veggie People (grades K-6)

Guided by the work of 16th century Italian artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo, artist Christa Culbert leads you through creating a portrait of a person comprised of fruits and vegetables. A fun lesson at this time of year, with gardens and orchards beginning to produce!

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We’d like to thank artist Margaret Kingston for the inspiration for this video. She originally created the concept for this lesson, and continues to teach it in Okanogan area schools.

Materials: paper, pencil/eraser, coloring materials such as colored pencils/crayons/watercolors/oil pastels, optional–black marker


Nature Shadow Sketches (grades 2-4)

Trace shadow from nature to create unique abstract shapes with teaching artist Amber Zimmerman.

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Materials: paper, pencil, hard surface like a clipboard or cookie tray, coloring tools (crayons/colored pencils/markers)


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.