K-2 ArtStream Lessons

Building Worlds with Paper with Victoria Wills

Students will design their own imagined world through a variety of paper-based crafts! They will name their world, design its landscape, create original creatures, design plant life, and even create a sample greeting card from their invented civilization. This program aligns with science concepts as students explore the elements that create a connected ecosystem. Supplies: paper, scissors, ruler, pencil, coloring materials, and binding material (glue, tape, or stapler)

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, November 30th, 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 2nd, 12:30pm
  • Monday, December 7th, 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 9th, 12:30pm

Animal Portraiture with Merideth Ferrell

Students will take time to observe and illustrate animals in their environments. Students will utilize colored pencils as they learn to draw a variety of animals from mammal to aviary. This lesson touches on life science concepts while teaching observation and illustrative drawing skills. Supplies: paper, pencil, eraser, colored pencils (crayons, if colored pencils are not available)
  • Monday, December 14th, 12:30pm
  • Tuesday, December 15th, 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 16th, 12:30pm
  • Thursday, December 17th, 12:30pm

Jazz Dance with Pamela Lehan Siegel (Eugene Ballet)

Students will get active as they learn the dynamic movements of Jazz dance, set to exciting and fun music. Student will be introduced to some fun and accessible choreography as they work toward a final performance routine. This program supports physical education needs while introducing students to an exciting and creative form of dance. Supplies: movement clothes, open space, water

Sketchbook Design & Exploration with M. V. & 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

Shadow Puppetry with Noah McLain Philpot and Fooble the Dragon

Anything can become a puppet with the help of some dramatic lighting and a little creativity! Students will design and create their own shadow puppets using paper or cardboard and other craft supplies around the house. They will then learn how to create a shadow puppet studio using a simple light and nearby wall, piece of fabric, or bedsheet. This lesson touches on performance and visual arts standards while introducing students to language arts standards as they imagine stories to tell with their puppets. Supplies: paper, cardboard, pencil, binding material (tape, glue, or stapler), light; Optional: coloring supplies (markers, colored pencils, crayons), white fabric or light colored bed sheet
  • Wednesday, February 17th, 12:30pm *for curriculum planning, please note that lesson 1 is shorter than 20 minutes*
  • Friday, February 19th, 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 24th, 12:30pm
  • Friday, February 26th, 12:30pm

West African Dance with West African Cultural Arts Institute

Alseny Yansane and Andrea DiPalma Yansane will get students moving in this high-energy curriculum, which introduces students to Guinean music, polyrhythm, and dance. Each lesson will introduce new steps, engaging students through traditional movements while teaching them about the history and culture of West Africa. This lesson touches on dance, physical education, and social sciences standards. Supplies: Open space for movement, movement clothes, water

Freestyle Animation Dance with Carlos “Retro” Rasmussen

Freestyle animation dance is all about inviting students to move and groove from a place of instinct and improvisation. Carlos “Retro” Rasmussen will teach students foundational skills like popping, locking, and animation, but the expression truly comes alive when the students make it their own by moving like water or expressing joy through dance. This lesson touches on dance and physical education standards. Supplies: Open space for movement, movement clothes, water
  • Monday, March 15th, 10:30am
  • Tuesday, March 16th, 10:30am
  • Wednesday, March 17th, 10:30am
  • This final lesson recording has been delayed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will update with a new expected date of release as soon as we are able.

Temporary Nature Collage with Alex Ever

Students will explore the unlimited art making supplies that surround us in yards, parks, sidewalks, and sea sides as they create temporary artworks and natural collages. This program encourages students to see possibility in the every day as leaves, flower, stones, sticks, and seashells become whimsical creatures, mandalas, and more. This program touches on key math and science concepts in a highly creative way. Supplies: paper, pencil, ruler, natural materials (such as leaves, stones, and seashells); optional: glue

Hip Hop Dance with Katie Patrick (Eugene Ballet)

Students will get moving and grooving as they learn the basics of hip hop dance! Each lesson will introduce new steps as students learn fun routines they will be repeating for days to come. At the start of each lesson, students will learn a bit about the origins and history of hip hop including its roots in BIPOC urban communities. This lesson touches on dance, PE, and social sciences standards. Supplies: open space, movement clothes, water

Junk Mail Houses with Jess Graff

Students will utilize discarded window envelopes from all that junk mail that comes to us each week to create dynamic and multi-patterned miniature houses. Transforming trash into a new treasure the name of the game with this incredibly fun and creative lesson. This lesson teacher visual arts standards while introducing students to a variety of mathematical concepts. Supplies: junk mail envelopes, scissors, glue or tape; optional: coloring supplies

Homemade Modeling Dough with Nicole Hummel

Students will create their own modeling dough from basic kitchen supplies in order to get their hands dirty with sculpture! Nicole will then guide students through a variety of sculptural prompts that touch on math and science concepts. This lesson brings visual art, math, and science into sculptural harmony!  Supplies: flour, salt, water, cream of tartar, food coloring, bowl, measuring cups and spoons, food storage container

Ballet with Florabelle Moses

Ballet is all about finding control and conscious movement with the body and is great fun for students of all genders! In this program students will learn the foundational movements of Ballet, history on the origins of the dance, and hone into their balance and flow. Supplies: open space for movement, movement clothes, water

Drawing From My Life with Andrea DiPalma Yansane

In this lesson, students will be encouraged to create art and drawings using objects, ideas, and imagination from their own personal world. Students will learn foundational design elements and will be challenged to explore the realms of realism and composition as they explore visual art and draw from their imagination.  Supplies: paper, pencil, ruler, eraser, colored pencils or crayons. Optional: tissue or paper towel, black marker, piece of fruit, bowl