The Arts Engagement Team are working remotely to keep its commitment to increase access to the arts for all members of the Tempe community.
Our Teaching Artists have created short video lessons just for you in visual and performing arts using materials most people have at home.
Join teaching artist, Caila Rochelle and learn how to create a doodle based off of a rock stack. All you need is paper, rocks, and pen, pencil, or markers.
Mixed-media artist Sherry Kimmel demonstrates how to make everyday-collages using any paper your have at home and glue.
Make a mess, and art, with this fun paint pouring technique.
Teaching artist Kat Del Rosario creates all new creatures with scissors, images from magazines, and glue.
Gather a paintbrush, pencil, scissors, a bone folder, tape, magazine images, paper, and acetone, then explore the world of printmaking with visual artist Lisa Zirbel.
All you need is a pencil and some paper to get started on still-life drawings. Tal Dvir breaks down some techniques.
Join Sherry Kimmel for another collage, here using items of similar colors.
Join Lisa Zirbel as she explains how to make a squeezebox book using paper, glue, and a bone folder.
Performing arts are often ensemble experiences. Our Teacher Artists have selected activities that can be done alone or in small groups for a safe, fun performance experience.
Movement Artist Stephanie Sorosiak demonstrates ways to stay active using the alphabet.
Theatre artist Stephanie Self transforms everyday objects into a game of props with some help from Arts Coordinator Dani Godreau.
Join teaching artist Emily Bruso for singing, dancing, and gardening.
Mix art and music with Mr. Carlos as he makes a shaker out of household objects.
Movement artist Shannon Phillips shows you how to get moving and dancing with the whole family.
Virtual Art Classes are a new offering this year, continuing the Edna Arts tradition of creative fun with experienced art educators! Now families can participate from the comfort of their own home with live instruction via Zoom.
To participate in these virtual programs, students will need to have access to home internet and a computer or tablet with a web camera. Find a full list of virtual class offerings here.
Trouble with Zoom?
Here are the top three problems that make up the majority of Zoom issues and how you can address them before they happen:
If you make one of these projects or create a masterpiece in your virtual class, we want to see! Tag @TempeCityArts in your posts, and we'll reshare your creations! Also use the hashtag #TempeAtHome
Tips for a Great Picture
- Find a spot with good, bright lighting and be aware of shadows. Natural light/day light is best
- Create a neutral background
- Cover a table with a neutral tablecloth or bed sheet
- Hang paintings on the wall at camera height
- Add some fun extras into the frame to make it interesting
- TIP: Set your camera’s timer to three or four seconds. This will help eliminate any shake from pressing the shutter button.