New content each month (October-May):
3 Sessions with Activities
Two recorded and one live video that will lead students through a hands-on activity and introduce them to various art forms. Total time spent by student watching the video and completing the activity will be about 30-45 minutes. The live sessions will be recorded and posted.
October Sessions: Karla Nweje, Emily Victory, Sarah Nassif
“What Does Creativity Mean to You?” Blog
Creativity can mean something different to everyone! Learn how local artists use creativity in their everyday life through this weekly blog.
Online Gallery of Student Work
One of the best parts of the Creatives is being able to show off the pictures/ writings/videos/ dances that you’ve created! Here, students are able to see the different kinds of creativity that others have discovered in each session.
Bonus: Back to School in a Pandemic Online Gallery
Success Beyond the Classroom (SBC) desires to capture this unusual back-to-school experience through students’ eyes by curating an online gallery of students’ writing and art work. Students in grades 3-8 are invited to document their school experiences this fall through their medium of choice. Examples could include: personal reflection/journal entry, a poem, photograph, spoken word video, drawing or painting. The SBC website will host this virtual exhibit during the fall of 2020. Learn more and upload below.
October sessions featuring:
Connect, Create, Dance!
Live Session: October 6th at 10am
Do you like to try new dance moves? Have you ever made up any of your own? Or are you just curious to know what all the hype is about? During this session, Teaching Artist Karla Nweje uses easy prompts and fun activities that empower students to unleash the dancer and choreographer within. Join us!
Karla Nweje holds a BFA in Dance and has performed & choreographed for over 2 decades. She is a 2013 Ordway Excellence in Education Service & a 2019 COMPAS Teaching Artist of the Year Awardee. Karla remains dedicated to making quality arts experiences accessible to all learners.
Become an Illustrator
In this session – students will become illustrators! Get ready, because we just got a message from an author who wants us to illustrate their newest children’s book. A few steps will guide our creative process: Brainstorming, Inspiration Boards, Sketching, Refine, Add Color, and Share.
Emily Victory is a painter/illustrator enthusiastic about color and pattern. With degrees in both mathematics and fine art, she loves combining the two. Emily is currently working on illustrating her eighth children’s book, often pulls inspiration from her three, young, art-loving boys.
Learn to look at trees in a whole new way! These green beings surround us even in the city, and they have much to teach us. Engage your superpowers of the 5 senses to notice the hidden details of the urban forest and capture them in drawings you can use to begin your own naturalist notebook.
Both botanist and artist, Sarah Nassif brings art and science closer together through hands-on art making. Starting with the five senses, Sarah helps audiences discover their powers to observe, record and share their experiences with nature and generate their own knowledge of the natural world.
- Full-year subscription (October-May)
- $30/student for Metro ECSU member schools/districts
- $50/student for non-member schools/districts
- $55/individual student/household registered by parents/guardians
- Two-month subscription (must be consecutive months)
- $15/student for Metro ECSU member schools/districts
- $30/student for non-member schools/districts
- $35/individual student/household registered by parents/guardians
To learn if your school/district is a member, view the Metro ECSU 2020-2021 Membership List.
For more information about how your students can participate or if you are interested in presenting, contact Katie Wenzel at 612-638-1554.