InstaARTS are free LIVE online classes with Pennsylvania Council on the Arts rostered teaching artists. Students in grades 3 – 12 are invited to discover their inner artist through a survey of art mediums including visual art, poetry, movement, music, and theater.
Grades 3-5 will meet virtually Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 pm and Saturdays at 10:00 am.
Grades 6-12 will meet virtually Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:00 pm and Saturdays at 11:00 am.
Your free registration admits you to all course times.
Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery County students: this program is available to you grades 3-5 Elementary and grades 6-12 Middle/High School.
Philadelphia County students: this program is available to you grades 3-4 Elementary and 9-12 High School.
If you are a grade 5-8 student residing in Philadelphia County check out our special FREE LIVE online STEAM after-school program to explore all art mediums including visual art, dance, theater, and music with master teaching artists. Eligible Philadelphia students may register here.
Spring courses for InstaARTS start date is TBD
Spring courses for STEAM started January 4, 2020
Both programs meet using the Zoom platform.
InstaARTS is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
InstaARTS Teaching Artists
Maximize your creativity and potential through ballroom dance. Educational and exciting virtual lessons that incorporate history, dance terminology, and interactive choreography. Join the journey that helps you feel the rhythm of the music and sets your soul free.
Move, Stretch, and challenge yourself! Learn about Ballet, Modern and Jazz dance technique, and how each style evolved throughout history.
Improvisation is an essential skill you can apply to all aspects of your life! Learn how to create characters, scenes, and games off the top of your head. This class teaches essential skills for drama, comedy, collaboration, and self-confidence! Be prepared to laugh until your face falls off!
Explore a variety of visual art mediums and find a creative outlet while still learning about classical art foundations. You will strengthen your drawing skills, learn the “science” of art, and add your own flair to create masterpieces.
Experience the world through music by learning vocal techniques while gaining exposure to a wide variety of vocal styles. Experience the thrill of writing an original song, learning Music Theory, and discovering music from around the world!
Everything you need for theatre is all around you. By discovering the simple exercises and use of everyday objects you can become your own one person show. Learn to alter your voice, manipulate your face and body to become other characters, invent other worlds and more. Just bring your imagination!
Join Frank in his studio at Moscow Clayworks for a hands on experience in pottery. The “clayplay” session is geared to younger artists to engage with materials found in the pottery studio. A fun and unique 3-D experience.
Lessons involve technique, art history, and the creative process. We will be exploring the elements and principles of art and have fun in the process of finding ways of making dynamite art with limited supplies!
Learn about writing and illustrating picture books – and share the journey of exploring shape, line and sequencing; we’ll ‘see’ how ideas connect in the brain to become story; and you’ll express yourself with the most universal and perfect symbol known to man or the infinite – the simple circle.
Read, write, and learn about poems. Join us on a virtual adventure to discover new ideas you’ll contribute to a collaborative poem.
Learn through an exciting hands on studio workshop. Students can look forward to drawing, painting, collage, sculpture and more as they create their way through elements, principles and historical contexts of the visual arts! We will be executing amazing works using basic supplies that students should already have in their art supply arsenal or in their homes. Learn, Create and Play along with me!
A fun and interactive lesson where participants create movement, learn about young performing artists and incorporate new dance vocabulary into exciting choreography.
Combining theatre history and digital innovation, this course will empower each student to create original theatre works as a team (on the spot)! Collaboration and creativity are at the heart of this devised theatre course.
Students will learn how to dance Salsa and other contemporary Latin dance styles. They will be spending time practicing the basic elements/movements of Latin Dancing.
Filled with fun and participation, the lesson introduces students to dance styles through photos, videos, and reading. It enhances their cultural understanding of the dance origin and how it impacts us today while learning the building blocks of movement: to create, perform, and express themselves!