Introducing Lane Arts Council’s livestream arts instruction program, ArtStream. Lane Arts Council has provided arts education programming for over 40 years, and through ArtStream, will move to provide online arts instruction for schools, teachers, and families during the 2020-21 school year. ArtStream offers Kindergarten through 8th grade students livestream visual, literary, and performing arts lessons taught by Oregon teaching artists.

This dynamic, engaging, and innovative curriculum supports distance learning for elementary and middle school age learners. Every week students will have access to new arts lessons that invigorate distance learning through accessible, hands-on instruction.

ArtStream supports academic goals by offering the following benefits for distance learning curriculum:

1. Mental Health and Wellbeing: in addition to the wellness benefits inherent in arts learning, every ArtStream lesson will include a moment of guided breathing, visualization, or reflection to promote greater self-regulation and wellness in students.

2. Physical Health: performing arts programs will get students up and moving, guiding them in physical exercise from wherever they learn.

3. Core Curriculum Reinforcement: visual arts instruction will teach at least one core subject state standard (math, science, language arts, social studies) in addition to arts standards.

4. Curriculum Differentiation: separate livestream sessions will be designated for each age group to ensure students are engaged and challenged with each arts lesson.

Check out ArtStream sample lessons!

View the ArtStream Preview: West African Dance for grades 6-8 HERE

View the ArtStream Preview: Make Your Own Modeling Dough for grades K-2 HERE

How It Works

Livestream schedules will be available well in advance to provide time for teachers, parents, and guardians to integrate each lesson into their distance learning curriculum plans.

ArtStream live videos will be made available through easy-to-share Lane Arts website links, using embedded YouTube links. Teachers will access the scheduled videos and links via a website login portal (LINK). Livestream links can easily be shared with students beforehand. If students are unable to tune in to the live experience, the video recording will remain available on the original livestream link for students to view at any time.

For all visual arts lessons, paper tutorial guides will be uploaded with the livestream video to ensure students with limited internet access can still participate. These paper tutorial guides will also be easy for teachers to incorporate into their distance learning tools.

Schools will retain access to our entire library of ArtStream videos through the end of the 2020-21 academic year. Teachers can assign  ArtStream lessons at any time during the school year after the livestream has occurred.

On a weekly basis, our teaching artists will host separate office hours for students and instructors. The student office hours will take place on Zoom via a private and password protected conference call. Students will be able to speak with the artist directly, showcase their art, and meet other students. The instructor office hours will provide opportunities for teachers, parents, and guardians supporting student learning to ask the teaching artist questions about implementation for their lesson.

How to Sign Up

Full school districts, individual schools, and individual families can purchase subscriptions to Lane Arts Council’s ArtStream education service. This service is available to schools and families within and outside of Lane County. Not sure if your school is signed up to participate? Contact artsed@lanearts.org to find out.

We will adjust the cost of investment between schools and school districts based on your student enrollment. Contact Eric Braman at eric@lanearts.org to discuss costs for your school or school district.

For families, the cost of access to this program is $150 per household. Please contact artsed@lanearts.org to sign up today.

More Information

Learn about our upcoming ArtStream schedule here.

Have a question? Visit our ArtStream FAQ page. If you don’t find an answer here, contact us at artsed@lanearts.org.

Log In Here to Watch ArtStream Lessons!
If you are not able to login, please contact your district administrator to get the password or sign your school or school district up for ArtStream. If you are a homeschool family having login issues, please contact artsed@lanearts.org.