ArtSpark Online

To keep local students creating and making art, Lane Arts Council and ArtSpark have now created ArtSpark Online! Video tutorials created by local artists bring accessible art making experiences to students who are no longer attending classes and camps.

Through July 20th, Lane Arts Council will also offer fun at-home Summer Art Kits to accompany ArtSpark Online videos. Families who order kits will receive them by mail in mid-July. All art supplies needed for 40 art activities will be included in your kit! Order your kits and read more here.

Share What You Make

Post your creations to social media, using the hashtag #ArtSparkOnline, or email us images at We’d love to see your unique creations!


Scientific Observational Drawing & Painting
Jess Graff
Students will create detailed drawings from observation of scientific specimen, available all around us. Program encourages observational skills, critical thinking, literacy, spacial awareness, and informs on natural sciences

Materials: paper, pencil, scientific specimen (such as flower, leaf, or pine cone)
Optional Materials: waterproof ink pen (such as a Sharpie), paintbrush, paint or spices (for making homemade pigments)

Get all the materials you need for every ArtSpark Online program with Lane Arts Council’s Summer Art Kits! Read more

Lesson 1.1 – Observational Drawing & Painting: Plants
Lesson 1.2 – Observational Drawing & Painting: Insects
Lesson 1.3 – Observational Drawing & Painting: Animals
Lesson 1.4 – Observational Drawing & Painting: Objects
Paper Lesson Guide: Observational Drawing and Painting Parts 1-4

Dye Like a Natural
Alex Ever
Students will utilize everyday organic objects like onion skins, grass clippings, beet root, turmeric, and more to create natural dyes that they can then use on any white fabrics. This program is the ultimate merger of science and art.

Materials: stove top, pot, cooking spoon, water, organi