ArtStream FAQs

Have a question about ArtStream? Find answers to frequently asked questions below. If you don’t see your question here, please contact us at artsed@lanearts.org for assistance.

Questions answered on this page include:

  • How will you ensure the safety of students on the livestream platforms?
  • How do you ensure the instruction is high quality?
  • How will teachers access the links to share with students and families?
  • Where will I be able to access the recorded videos if I miss the scheduled livestream?
  • Where will the paper lesson guides for visual arts lessons be posted?
  • Is this program accessible to English Language Learners?
  • Is this program accessible to individuals without internet access?
  • How do I sign up my school or school district?
  • What types of materials are necessary?
  • How do I make a request for future arts lessons?

How will you ensure the safety of students on the livestream platforms?

Livestream instruction will ensure student safety by only showing the teaching artist on the livestream screen. Student video will not be shown on the livestream screen. The artist will be supported with a tech assistant to ensure  no unapproved presenters are able to access the livestream feed.

Open office hours will take place on Zoom. The meeting will be password protected and the password will only be shared with participating schools and families. Families, will need to opt in to turning on their camera. Office hours meetings will not be recorded, but student video, when shared, will be visible to all attendees.

How do you ensure the instruction is high quality?

All ArtStream lessons are taught by Lane Arts Council teaching artists and collaborative nonprofit professional teaching artists. Our artists are vetted and trained by Lane Arts Council and our local nonprofit education partners to ensure all instructors possess the essential skills and knowledge to meet and exceed state instructional standards.

Additionally, every livestream will have a tech instructional assistant available to ensure high-quality video and sound, troubleshoot connection issues, respond to and highlight student questions, and keep an engaging instructional flow.

How will teachers and homeschool families access the links to share with students and families?

Teachers and homeschool families will use a sign-in web platform that includes easy-to-navigate links to instructions for incorporating the livestream into their distance learning or classroom curriculum. This will include:

  • Title, date, and time of livestream lesson
  • Livestream & video links
  • Paper lesson guides as downloadable PDFs for visual arts lessons
  • Description of lesson
  • Teaching artist name and short bio
  • Notation of state standards met in prepared lesson
  • List of materials

Where will I be able to access the recorded videos if I miss the scheduled livestream?

Videos will be embedded on a Lane Arts Council webpage link, found through the instructor login portal, and livestreamed through YouTube. At the conclusion of the livestream, the video will auto-upload to YouTube and be accessible through the same livestream link.

If students tune in late for the livestream video, they will not be able to “play back” the portions of the livestream missed until after the livestream has concluded.

Where will the paper lesson guides for visual arts lessons be posted?

Paper lesson guides will be posted on the same page as the livestream links. They will be made available as downloadable PDF documents.

Is this program accessible to English Language Learners?

Lane Arts Council and area school districts will provide translated lesson guides as a downloadable PDF document on the same page as the livestream links.

Because Lane Arts Council’s livestream art lessons are posted through YouTube, users may select to display real-time language closed captioning while playing their videos. We encourage schools and families to utilize these services to support English Language Learners and other accessibility needs.

Is this program accessible to individuals without internet access?

All visual arts lessons will come with easy-to-follow instructional guides that may be downloaded or printed for use in place of livestream videos. Students who are able to read or who have reading assistants will be able to follow these lesson guides to participate.

For families with technology and internet connection barriers, Lane Arts Council also offers a file sharing system to upload recordings of livestream instruction to devices provided by school districts and schools. Please contact artsed@lanearts.org if a plan for direct download is needed. To honor our artist copyright agreements, all downloaded videos must be deleted from devices at the conclusion of the 2020-21 academic year.

How do I sign up my school or school district?

Contact Eric Braman at eric@lanearts.org to discuss costs and payment plans.

What types of materials are necessary?

We will always strive to ensure our programs use common and accessible materials. However, we do build these lessons under the assumption students have access to the following materials:

  • Paper (ideally printer paper or other white paper)
  • Pencil
  • Black pen or thin marker
  • Colored pencils or crayons
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • An open space for movement
  • Paintbrush

Participating students are encouraged to also obtain the following materials, though it is not required:

  • 8-color watercolor set
  • 8-color set of markers

How will I know if my students attended the livestream?

We are unable to take attendance during the livestream programs. We encourage instructors to have students showcase their produced art work or provide a short reflection of their experience to track attendance and participation.

If there are elements we can build into our programs to assist with your attendance and participation tracking needs, please let us know by contacting us at artsed@lanearts.org.

How do I make requests for future arts lessons?

We want to hear what your student is interested in learning! Contact us at artsed@lanearts.org to share your thoughts and ideas and to provide your feedback.