COVID-19 Online Learning Resources

“Singing empowered me to define and validate my sense of self-worth. This is why I teach! I want to give a gift that keeps on giving and empowers youth to practice self-validation. In a world where image can often supersede one’s authentic self, the Gift Of Song can fill in the blanks.” – Erica Merritt

Despite class cancellations amidst the COVID-19 health crisis, the work must continue. Especially in challenging times, art and expression — both its creation and its appreciation — tell us some truth about ourselves, about what it means to be a human being. We need to protect that. Thank you for your continued love and support during this time! Below, our incredible teaching artists offer online lessons, step-by-step instruction, and simple activities that you can do remotely:

Arts Integration

9 Art Activities on Gratitude by Adam Collet, Aishé Keita, Cecelia DeLeon, Maria Luisa Guillen Valdovinos, Erica Merritt, Meredith Arena, and Carina A. del Rosario [Las actividades en español]

8 Projects That You Can Do To Heal Through Art created by Erica Merritt, Maria Luisa Guillen Valdovinos, Cecelia DeLeon, Aishé Keita, and Adam Collet [Las actividades en español]

R.E.A.C.T. – Reach Express Action Community Team – an activism through art exploration with Greg Thornton. Click here to see the final submissions in yearbook form!

How to Make a Zoetrope Animation Machine with Adam Collet

10 Activities that Reflect on Community Through Art by teaching artists Aishé Keita and Cecelia DeLeon. [Las actividades en español]

Iridescence Project created by teaching artist Jiéyì Ludden

Tetrahedron Building Project with Adam Collet

10 ‘STEAM: Art with Science & Math’ Projects by Adam Collet and Maria Luisa Guillen Valdovinos [Las actividades en español]

Visual Art

Optical Illusion Art Project with Greg Thornton

Happy Hand Project by teaching artist Veronica Bowen

Hip Hop Coloring Booklet created by Maria Luisa Guillen Valdovinos

Magazine Mosaics with teaching artist Greg Thornton

Simple Printout Coloring Booklet II created by Adam Collet

Simple Printout Coloring Booklet created by Adam Collet

Patterned Frames Project with Carina A. del Rosario

Visual Poetry Lesson with Meredith Arena 

Community Wellness Coloring Booklet created by teaching artist Maria Luisa Guillen Valdovinos

Step-by-Step Printmaking Activity by teaching artist Carina A. del Rosario

10 Art Activities You Can Do From Home Right Now by teaching artist Sabrina Chacon-Barajas. [La guía en español]

Creative Paper Quilts Project with teaching artist Carina A. del Rosario

10 Simple & Engaging Art Projects compiled and designed by teaching artist Sabrina Chacon-Barajas. [La guía en español]



Exploration of Rhyme Schemes led by teaching artist Erica Merritt

Fun & Easy Abecedarian Poem Exercise Worksheet by teaching artist Meredith Arena

Music and Dance

Exploring Energies in Dance with teaching artist Hayley Shannon

Beat Battle Exercise with teaching artist Aaron Walker-Loud

Drumming “Fanga” Rhythm with Sumayya E. Diop

A Journey Through the African Diaspora, a song and drum rhythm lesson, led by teaching artist Sumayya E. Diop