3-5 ArtStream Lessons

Stick Puppets with Noah McLain Philpot

Students will create original characters through the visual art of puppetry. In this lesson, students will use materials like paper, cardboard, and pencils to create a series of stick puppets. They will then learn to perform with these unique creations, creating voices and stories for each character. This module teaches theatre and visual arts standards while touching on key language arts writing standards.  Supplies: paper, cardboard, pencil, eraser, coloring supplies, and sticks (pencils, chopsticks, stick from a tree, etc.) 
  • Monday, March 29th at 11:30am
  • Wednesday, March 31st at 11:30am
  • Monday, April 5th at 11:30am
  • Wednesday, April 7th at 11:30am

Creating Characters for Performance with Linda Burden-Williams

Utilizing the tools of theatrical expression, students will create and perform original characters. Students will learn to use their bodies, voices, minds, and emotions to express their ideas and original creations. This program is physically active, introduces students to literary concepts, and offers them opportunities to get silly through improvisational theatre! Supplies: paper, pencil, open space for movement
  • Monday, April 12th at 10:00am
  • Wednesday, April 14th at 10:00am
  • Monday, April 19th at 10:00am
  • Wednesday, April 21st at 10:00am

Sketchbook Design & Exploration with M. V. Moran and Monet Moran

Students will begin this lesson building a sketchbook all their own to fill with mindful and observational drawings. Sketchbooks have a practice to them involving exploration, experimentation, and self-guided challenge. Students will be provided a series of exercises to fill their sketchbook with drawings, helping them develop a new skill and track their artistic progress. Supplies: paper, stapler (or tape, glue, or string), pencil, coloring supplies (like markers, crayons, or colored pencils), spoon or fork
  • Monday, April 26th at 9:00am
  • Wednesday, April 28th at 9:00am
  • Monday, May 3rd at 9:00am
  • Wednesday, May 5th at 9:00am