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Visual and Performing Arts

Arts At Home

Visual and Performing Arts Lessons

Visual & Performing Arts teachers have created videos and lessons that you can do at home. They are in music, theatre, visual art. Students can do them independently or with someone else. The lessons require minimal materials – things you can find in your home.

How much art should I do?

  • Students should engage in 60 minutes of any arts discipline per week to meet elementary standards in the arts. You can always do more!
  • Making art doesn’t have to happen all at once as students can create in small 10-minute sections or stay with it for as long as they like. 

Explore. Engage. Have fun!

Singing and General Music

Songs, Games and Reading:

Patterns in Music

Make a Musical Instrument:



Singing From Your Diaphragm with Erica Merritt: Learn why it is important to sing from your diaphragm with teaching artist Erica Merritt. This lesson includes a breathing game and song.

Preparing to Sing with Erika Merritt: Learn how to prepare your face and body for singing. This lesson includes facial exercises and what to do with feelings of being nervous and anxious when singing in front of others. This lesson is great for learners of all ages, particularly youth grades 3-8.

Articulation in Singing with Erica Merritt– Learn exercises to increase articulation, the formation of clear and distinct sounds in speech or song, using your tongue, jaw, teeth and lips when singing so that every word you sing can be understood. This lesson is great for learners of all ages, particularly youth grades 3-8.

Elementary Instrumental Music

Select your instrument and find video lessons (and have fun)!

Lesson 1: Finger Fluidity and Precision – Video 
Lesson 2: – The G Note – Video and Lesson PDF
Lesson 3: – The Low A Note – Videoand Lesson PDF 
Lesson 4: Articulation – Video and Lesson PDF
Lesson 5: Eighth Notes – Video and Lesson PDF

Theatre and Movement

Visual Art

Concept: Shape, Line and Texture

Concept: Balance and Symmetry