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Creative Action Online Learning Hub

Welcome to Creative Action’s Online Learning Hub! Here you’ll find projects created by our staff—including how-to videos, virtual student interviews, arts and crafts tutorials, sing-a-longs, and movement lessons—to help your children stay creative and connected to Creative Action. We hope you’ll enjoy these creative and fun activities that help your children explore how they can be Creative Artists, Courageous Allies, Critical Thinkers, and Confident Leaders.

This marks the first time many of our staff have attempted to virtually teach. Similarly, this is Creative Action’s first experience supporting online learning for students, so we are all embracing the spirit of experimentation and jumping right in!

VIRTUAL SUMMER SERIES

Join Creative Action Teachers as they explore art and expression through these active learning series! Each unit includes: an activity video from Creative Action Teaching Artists and an activity with materials you already have at home. Plus, you’ll get to share out your projects and see what others have created on a virtual “Show and Tell” on Zoom with the Teaching Artists and other participants.

Explorando Nuestros Sentimientos / Exploring Our Feelings

What are you feeling right now? Bored? Disappointed? Frustrated? Take a deep breath, and join us in Creative Action’s “Digital Escape.” We will use mindfulness, movement, poetry, and theatre to express how we are feeling about people we appreciate, things we are excited for, and what we want to change about our world. For this class you will need access to an open space where you can move your body safely. This class will be taught 15% in Spanish. If you are looking for Spanish Immersion programming please visit Think Bilingual Austin. For ages 5 to 11.

¿Qué sientes ahora? ¿Aburrido? ¿Triste? ¿Frustrado? Tomar una respiración profunda. Únase a nosotros en el “Escape digital” de Creative Action. Utilizaremos la atención plena, el movimiento, la poesía y el teatro para expresar cómo nos sentimos acerca de las personas que apreciamos, las cosas que nos entusiasman y lo que queremos cambiar en nuestro mundo. Para esta clase, necesitará acceso a un espacio abierto donde pueda mover su cuerpo de manera segura.  Esta clase se impartirá 15% en español. Si está buscando programas de inmersión en español, visite Think Bilingual Austin.

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Have you felt bored lately? Too much time on your hands and nothing to do? Join Carl and Marina as they get creative with their surroundings and stop being bored! Materials needed: Toilet paper rolls, cardboard, masking tape, sheet of aluminum foil, marker, and scissors.

¿Te has sentido aburrido últimamente? ¿Demasiado tiempo en tus manos y nada que hacer? ¡Únete a Carl y Marina mientras se vuelven creativos con su entorno y dejan de aburrirse! Materiales necesitados: rollos de papel higiénico, cartón, cinta adhesiva, hoja de papel de aluminio, marcador, y tijeras.

Are you so excited that you can’t sit still? Do you have a song in heart?! Join Carl and Marina as they help you explore ways to make music through household materials and beatboxing! Materials needed: Access to your favorite song: wooden or plastic spoons, plastic cups, and scratch paper.

¿Estás tan emocionado que no puedes quedarte quieto? ¿Tienes una canción en el corazón? ¡Únete a Carl y Marina mientras te ayudan a explorar formas de hacer música a través de materiales domésticos y beatboxing! Materiales necesitados: acceso a su canción favorita: cucharas de madera o plástico, vasos de plástico, y papel.

Feeling so mad that you want to kick or scream? Inhale, Exhale. Join Carl and Marina as they dance out their anger and frustrations. Materials needed: An open space where you can move your body safely and freely.

¿Te sientes tan enojado que quieres patear o gritar? Inhala exhala. Únete a Carl y Marina mientras bailan su ira y sus frustraciones. Materiales necesitados: un espacio abierto donde puede mover su cuerpo de forma segura y libre.

Wishing that you could play with your friends? Wondering when you’ll see them in person again? Join Carl and Marina as they use puppetry and poetry to express their feelings and heal their hearts. Materials needed: Object in your house that looks like it has a face and a mouth; Sheet of the newspaper, article, black sharpie/marker, colors to decorate it, construction paper, and glue.

¿Deseas poder jugar con tus amigos? ¿Se pregunta cuándo volverá a verlos en persona? Únete a Carl y Marina mientras usan títeres y poesía para expresar sus sentimientos y sanar sus corazones. Materiales necesitados: Objeto en su casa que parece tener cara y boca; Hoja del periódico, artículo, marcador / marcador negro, colores para decorarlo, papel de construcción, y pegamento.

How do you share joy and love with your family and community? What can you do to help your community? Join Carl and Marina as they explore through movement and games ways to spread love and joy to your family and community. Materials needed: An open space where you can move your body safely and freely.

¿Cómo compartes alegría y amor con tu familia y comunidad? ¿Qué puedes hacer para ayudar a tu comunidad? Únase a Carl y Marina mientras exploran a través de movimientos y juegos formas de difundir amor y alegría a su familia y comunidad. Materiales necesitados: un espacio abierto donde puede mover su cuerpo de forma segura y libre.

Arte de un Aliado / The Art of an Ally

Join Teaching Artists on a quest to explore the qualities of art and allyship. Visual Artists Indigo Rael and Vero Mognato are leading a quest to understand the Art of being a Courageous Ally. Let’s explore the painters, sculptors and illustrators throughout history who have used their art to be a brave friend. Each week we will dive deeply into concepts like Courage, Curiosity, Perspective, and Unity to inspire creative projects you can do at home!

Únase a los artistas docentes en una búsqueda para explorar las cualidades del arte y la alianza.. Visual Los artistas visuales Indigo Rael y Vero Mognato están liderando una búsqueda para comprender el arte de ser un aliado valiente. Exploramos a los pintores, escultores e ilustradores a lo largo de la historia que han usado su arte para ser un amigo valiente. ¡Cada semana profundizaremos en conceptos como Coraje, Curiosidad, Perspectiva y Unidad para inspirar proyectos creativos que puedes hacer en casa!

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Curiosity / Curiosidad

How does being curious help a friend? How does it help an artist? This week we will explore the abstract art of Alma Thomas and create images that spark questions.

¿Cómo ser curioso ayuda a un amigo? ¿Cómo ayuda a un artista? Esta semana exploramos el arte abstracto de Alma Thomas y crearemos imágenes que generen preguntas.

Perspective / Perspectiva

How do we experience the world? Exploring the 5 senses, and the sculptures of James Turrell, we will discover new ways of expressing our own unique point of view.

¿Cómo experimentamos el mundo? Explorando los 5 sentidos y los escultores de James Turrell, descubriremos nuevas formas de expresar nuestro punto de vista único.

Courage / Coraje

Why does it take courage to be a good friend? Does an artist need to be brave to create? Let’s meet the graphic artists who found inspiration from what scared them.

¿Por qué se necesita valor para ser un buen amigo? ¿Un artista necesita ser valiente para crear? Conozcamos a los artistas gráficos que se inspiraron en lo que los asustó.

Empathy / Empatía

How does an ally feel when their friend is hurting? Let’s explore how art can help our friends feel what we’re feeling. We will look at the way Marina Abramovic used her performance art to spark empathy and create our own blind contour drawings.

¿Cómo se siente un aliado cuando su amigo está sufriendo? Exploremos cómo el arte puede ayudar a nuestros amigos a sentir lo que estamos sintiendo. Veremos la forma en que Marina Abramovic usó su arte para generar empatía y crear nuestros propios dibujos de contorno ciego.

This week we will talk about the word unity as it is used in visual art and as a feeling an ally can help to create. We will meet Karina Kaikkonnen, an artist who asks for help, and create our own works of collaborative art.

Esta semana hablaremos sobre la palabra unidad tal como se usa en el arte visual y como un sentimiento que un aliado puede ayudar a crear. Nos encontraremos con Kaarina Kaikkonen, una artista que piden ayuda y crearemos nuestras propias obras de arte colaborativo.

Find an Activity

Discover fun and educational activities below! Try all of them or filter activities based on your preference.

Music & Movement

Saturday, June 27, 10a
Join Senior Director of Community Programs, Stephanie Chavez Noell for another virtual interactive Music & Movement class!
For ages 0-5

If you and your family enjoy these 4C activities and are in a position to do so, we humbly ask you to consider a donation to ensure we can continue to be a resource that inspires creativity, unlocks potential, and transforms lives—now and in the future.

Creative

We’re proud to have partnered this year with Cap Metro and we want to support their essential workers on the frontlines and highlight their heroic efforts! Head to your nearest bus stop (while maintaining social distance) and create chalk art that shows your gratitude!

Cap Metro Chalk Art

Poetry Exchange

April is National Poetry Month! The purpose of the poetry exchange is to encourage the sharing of personal experiences, perspectives, and feelings through poetry.

Creative Action’s Online Learning Hub is supported in part by:

COA Cultural Arts

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