Arts Resources During COVID-19

 

 

Arts and Educational Resources for Kids and Teens, Art Experiences, Artist Resources, Mental Health Resources, Local, State, National and International Agencies

 

ARTS AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR KIDS AND TEENS

 

123 Homeschool Me

Free worksheets 1st – 8th grade
https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/

 

Giant list of ideas for being home with kids.

https://docs.google.com

 

2Simple

Purple Mash is a website designed for children aged 3-11. It contain creative tools for coding, animation, publishing, art and also applications for math, spelling and grammar.
https://2simple.com/blog/using-purple-mash-when-school-closed/

 

AFSA Education Foundation

The entire MoneySKILL course is available for teachers, parents, and other educators for free at all times.
www.afsaef.org

  

All Kids Network

Free resources for parents and teachers, crafts, worksheets, coloring pages, printable mazes, dot to dot, hidden pictures and more.
https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

 

Boromi

A multi award-winning network of play libraries empowering families to connect, talk and play together at home.
http://eepurl.com/gWfuJz

 

Chrome Music Lab

Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.
https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

 

Coloring Nature

Our coloring categories include serious science: biomes, anatomy, animals, plants and more, plus some pure whimsy – just for fun.
www.coloringnature.org/

Common Lit

CommonLit is a nonprofit edtech company with an online library of over 1,500 authentic reading passages, text sets, units, and digital learning tools.
https://www.commonlit.org/

 

Creating a Masterpiece

An award winning fine art training program for students 5 and up. First month of access to our award winning Drawing Program is free with the code: Corona2020
creatingamasterpiece.com/product/drawing-program-2/

 

Black Box Education

Digital and interactive resources for drama, dance and theatre. 6 free resource packs for digital, online schooling.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jnDsvkKgLBAYSLJO7KrioOKpZj34JesJqneFrypGKo0/edit

 

Brave Writer

Free resources, ready-made lesson plans, master classes. Some resources free due to pandemic.
https://blog.bravewriter.com/2020/03/13/needing-support-due-to-covid-19/

 

Busy Kids Do Piano

Free month of lessons with coupon code PIANOATHOM
https://busykidsdopiano.com/membership

 

Duolingo

Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock and level up. Always free (paid options, but base content always free)
https://www.duolingo.com/

 

English52

Free English course. Learn English online – at your own pace, in your own place, with fun and exciting E52! Quickly go from beginner to advanced, with your free video lessons and activities.
www.english52.com

 

ESL Library

We are offering Plus subscriptions to all Standard users, and our printable lessons on Pandemics and The Coronavirus are also currently free for non-members.
https://esllibrary.com/blog/coronavirus-support

 

FabuLingua

FabuLingua teaches Spanish through interactive stories on mobile phones and tablets. FabuLingua is suspending their subscription services and providing their entire platform for free to all families and schools while schools are closed. Simply download it from the App Store or Google play.
www.fabulingua.com

  

Felt With Love Designs

Lots of free sewing patterns and tips to learn to sew!
https://www.feltwithlovedesigns.com/category/free-patterns/

 

GoNoodle

GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free for school and home use.
https://family.gonoodle.com/

 

Heifer International

FREE resources (downloadable books, mazes, word searches, and more) from Heifer International’s school programs — with topics in social studies (geography, economics), science, language arts.
https://www.heifer.org/what-you-can-do/get-involved/schools/home-school-activities.html

 

HERE Meditation

The HERE mobile app is designed to help rapidly relieve stress & anxiety. It works by pairing interactive exercises (staring/swiping), with breathing, music and/or guided meditation to stimulate the relaxation response and promote executive functioning. This game-like approach can be used by the whole family, and may help calm cabin fever, or provide a mental break in between homeschool activities.
The mobile app is entirely free and accessible for iOS and Android users

www.hereglobalrelief.org

 

HippoCampus

Explore over 7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas. You can create a free account and create customized playlists too.Always free
www.hippocampus.org

 

Imagine Children’s Museum

Today I am passing along our YouTube channel if interested, we are adding educational and FUN videos daily! FREE educational videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSuuvrwdWSxSkSLN8X6bfiA

 

Joy Sun Bear

Joy Sun Bear promotes learning about the world’s diverse cultures through free stories, crafts, recipes, coloring and activity sheets, games and more! Our goal is to empower, encourage and educate children to be positive global citizens. Free stories, crafts, recipes, color and activity sheets, games, videos, reading comprehension and creative activities.
www.joysunbear.com

 

K12MovieGuides

A list of free movie guides for students of varying ages and abilities

https://k12movieguides.com/2020/03/15/school-closure-due-to-corona-virus-covid-19-free-resources/

 

Khan Academy Kids

Khan Academy Kids is a free, award-winning online education program for children ages 2 – 7. Our mobile app was designed by child development experts at Stanford University and engages kids in core subjects like early literacy, reading, writing, language, and math, while encouraging creativity and building social-emotional skills. It is age-appropriate, personalized based on where your child is at, and engaging. Always free, no ads, no subscriptions, with an offline version available for when internet access is difficult.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/khan-academy-kids/id1378467217

 

PBS

As part of the public media mission to ensure all kids, regardless of their capabilities have access to continued free educational resources at home, PBS SoCal | KCET, in partnership with LAUSD and in collaboration with California PBS stations are offering broadcast programming and accompanying digital resources that adhere to California’s state curriculum to provide continued at-home learning.

https://www.kcet.org/at-home-learning

 

ART EXPERIENCES

 

American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Discover historic programs of publicly funded radio and television across America. Watch and listen.

https://americanarchive.org/

 

ART21

Art21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. A nonprofit organization, Art21’s mission is to inspire a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists.

https://art21.org/

 

Arte

ARTE strives to offer a wider choice of TV programs to people in Europe and beyond.

https://www.arte.tv/en/

 

Digital Public Library

Discover 36,807,992 images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States.

https://dp.la/

 

Girl Museum

Explore our four unique exhibition series that tell stories about girls around the world from the past and present. Please note that our exhibitions are viewable on all devices. However, interactive content is best viewed on a desktop, laptop or tablet.

https://www.girlmuseum.org/view/exhibitions/

 

Google Arts and Culture

Tours of 500 of the World’s Most Famous Museums

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en

 

Hollyhock House Virtual Tour 

Virtual tour of DCA’s Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

https://hollyhockhousevirtual.org/home

 

Kinder Art

KinderArt® contains easy to follow lessons for grades K through 8, for art teachers, classroom teachers, homeschoolers, studio owners, after-school program directors, future teachers, college students, and curious parents who want to enrich their children’s artistic lives at home.

https://kinderart.com/

 

Learn at Home

Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin! -The Editors of Scholastic Classroom Magazines.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

 

Los Angeles Public Library

E-media and digital content.

https://www.lapl.org/collections-resources/e-media?fbclid=IwAR0nHc932SVY-wDlSJMMLsX9CmdUgFEAGPxkctvr9F8TYL8rQ5SLNHFFIpg

 

The Metropolitan Opera

During this extraordinary and difficult time, the Met hopes to brighten the lives of our audience members even while our stage is dark. Every day for the duration of the Met’s closure, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series will be made available for free streaming.

https://www.metopera.org/

 

Musical Instrument Museums Online

The world’s largest freely accessible database for information on musical instruments held in public collections.

https://mimo-international.com/MIMO/

 

National Museum of Natural History

Virtual Tour

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

 

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Online educational resources for families, and an opportunity to explore items from their collection.

https://nmaahc.si.edu/

 

Playbill

From Newsies to Sweeney Todd, we’re running down some of the best filmed Broadway shows—and where to find them.

https://www.playbill.com/article/15-broadway-plays-and-musicals-you-can-watch-on-stage-from-home?fbclid=IwAR1cclpctdYCEg87EhLiJlWUk04SzwrF1yOluS1aON2u8RcbXa1GYcGelHY

  

Smithsonian Learning Lab

https://learninglab.si.edu/

 

The Social Distancing Festival
Find out about livestreams put out by art organizations around the world.

This is a site for celebrating artists and the work that has been cancelled/delayed/disrupted. If you’re an artist, submit your work!

https://www.socialdistancingfestival.com/?fbclid=IwAR3fh7i5qOhPuV-WvAPK-QB7yJEWCxUOIkglc7FE9TGRuIljFedjbmFcpUU

 

ARTIST RESOURCES

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/smarter-living/beginners-guide-phone-video.html

Creative Capital Resources for Artists

Arts Resources during the Covid-19 Outbreak

https://creative-capital.org/

 

California Arts Council Covid-19 California Arts Field Survey

The California Arts Council is surveying the arts field at-large to gather data on the potential financial impacts of this public health emergency

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cac-covid19?fbclid=IwAR2YoEsd4uOLv_hpkycyRjMIusd0vOgS7_TuhHurG98OHSDvW11ahkdIFQM

 

COVID-19 and Freelance Artist Resources

This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc.

https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/?fbclid=IwAR2PqoF51zwEZxhhJsdxTIQAsvS0xY5heTj7IBnhbxEMuKoDvpm4kdGr3d0

Shoot Professional Videos with an Android Smartphone – COMPLETE Guide!

 

Tools for Video-Conferencing

 

Zoom

For art organizations or art teachers that don’t want meetings or classes to go on hold for weeks, Zoom’s video conferencing (perfect for small or large groups) still lets you get creative! The free plan can host up to 100 participants for 40 minutes.

https://zoom.us/ent?zcid=3172

 

Google Hangouts Meet 

Easy-to-join video calls, you can meet face to face while still adhering to the social distancing guidelines. Meet is fully integrated with G Suite, so you can join meetings directly from a calendar event or email invite.

https://gsuite.google.com/products/meet/

 

Loom

With Loom, you can capture your screen, voice, and face and instantly share your video in less time than it would take to type an email. COVID-19 Response: Cutting prices, removing limits, FREE for education.

https://www.loom.com/

 

Google Duo/Skype/Facetime 

For artists who just want to stay connected, see a familiar face, or casually show what you’re up to in your studio, these are all great (and free!) options for video chat on your smartphone or computer.

 

Facebook or Instagram Live

Live is the best way to interact with the art fans you already have in real time. Host a workshop, demo a new skill, host a giveaway, field their burning questions about your art—and most importantly stay connected with your audience.

 

Resources for Undocumented Californians

https://ciyja.org/covid19/?fbclid=IwAR0QFrC4xHv14NBadrooCA09w2Xc7cjy5lJe3nO5DjKN9lCtWI06KROUBM8

 

Tools to Help Artists Be Productive

Canva 

Use Canva’s free and easy drag-and-drop feature and layouts to quickly design and share email headers, social media posts, logos, and website graphics. You can cut out the middleman and publish your designs directly to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and more.

https://www.canva.com/

 

Evernote 

Evernote is a place to put your thoughts and make them into actionable plans. Evernote helps keep all of your notes, ideas, lists, and reminders in one place. Basic service is free.
https://asana.com/

Grammarly 

From grammar and spelling to style and tone, Grammarly’s writing assistance helps you eliminate errors and find the perfect words to express yourself.

https://app.grammarly.com/

 

Rescue Time

This app helps you understand how you spend your time online by working in the background of your device to analyze your behaviors and help you stay focused as you work.
https://www.rescuetime.com/

 

Tools for tackling social media

 

Buffer

With Buffer Free, you can schedule up to 10 social media posts in advance for a specific time and day, and you can see which posts perform well with Buffer’s basic analytics. Buffer Free allows you to connect one profile on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+. It’s simple and very user-friendly.

https://buffer.com/

 

Nonprofit Resources

 

8×8

8×8 Video Meetings is free and web-based. It’s available to anyone, globally, at no cost. It’s a helpful tool in the event of school closures, event cancellations or for quickly implementing virtual learning environments. Visit https://8×8.vc/, name your meeting and click start. It’s that easy. No need to share an email address or download software.

https://8×8.vc/

 

Adobe Connect

Starting this week, we are providing free 90-day access for Adobe Connect, until July 1st, 2020. Individuals and business who aren’t customers can now use Adobe Connect rooms with up-to 25 participants for free for up to 90 days if they sign-up for a trial license between now and July 1st.

Adobe Connect Extending Support in Light of COVID-19 Impact

 

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

 

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Mental Health and Coping during COVID-19

 

World Health Organization (WHO)

Mental Health Consideration during COVID-19

 

Medscape

Managing Children’s Fear, Anxiety in the Age of COVID-19

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/926599

 

 

Local, State, National and International Agencies

 

LOCAL

City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office

What you should know about the Coronavirus

https://corona-virus.la/

 

LA County Public Health Department

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

 

LAUSD Grab and Go Food Centers

https://achieve.lausd.net/resources

 

City of Los Angeles Department of Aging

https://aging.lacity.org/blog/coronavirus-covid-19

 

STATE

California Department of Public Health

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx

 

Employment Development Department

https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

  

FEDERAL

World Health Organization

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

Center for Disease Control

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

 

Small Business Association (SBA)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Small business loans and resources

https://www.sba.gov/

 

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