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United Arts Council

Creative Social Distancing

While we are all practicing social distancing at this time, there are still ways to be creative and enjoy the arts. Many of our artists are creating online opportunities for all ages to enjoy during this time.  As we receive them, we will post them here.

Here are a few ways to practice creative social distancing: 

Artspace: Online Resources

Online gallery tour, art classes and more!

Arts Together: Instructional Videos

Creative and thoughtful online instructional videos for students

Jeannette Brossart: Mosaic Designs at Home

Free videos on making mosaics from materials on hand, for elementary school students

Burning Coal Theatre: Into the Fire Podcast Series

Interviews with local theatre leaders about the current crisis

Carolina Ballet: Live Ballet Classes 

On their Instagram story, March 30 at 2 pm

Drum for Change: Drum Lesson

Free online drum lesson for all ages

Mimi Herman: Learn at Home

Weekly hands-on arts-integrated online workshops for students, families and teachers, ages 8 - adult

Mimi Herman: Writing Workshops at Home

Weekly online writing workshops with fiction, poetry, and memoir classes, for ages 16-adult

Indigo Bollywood Dance Academy: Dance Lessons

Real-time online dance lessons, for school-age children, email [email protected] for more information

Sheila Kerrigan: Learn to Juggle Scarves!

Free video on how to juggle with scarves or other household items

Living Rhythms: Online African Drumming 

Learn African drumming for children using pots and pans at home

Kelly Starling Lyons: Activity Guides for her Children's Books

Discussion and activity guides for over 15 of the author's children's books with fun printables for kids

Shannon Newby/Kid Lab: Online S.T.E.M. Labs

Free online videos labs featuring science and art

NC Theatre's Conservatory: Virtual Spring Break Camp

Interactive, live, spring break camp, Broadway Fairy Tales, April 6th-10th, children ages 7-12

Charles Pettee:  Song from Artists in Schools Program

Offered "just to share a smile at this time"

Anna Podris and Keith Norval: Drawing Lessons

Free 30 minute drawing lessons through Zoom - Email [email protected] if interested

Raleigh Little Theatre: Virtual Spring Break Camp

Virtual spring break camp for grades K-5: 3 classes to choose from!

The Story SHip/Sean Driscoll: Story Ship Podcast

Stories written and performed by kids and professionally produced

A Telling Experience: Stories for You

Offering teachers custom storytelling combined with follow-up activities & crafts designed to support their online coursework

Women's Theatre Festival: Virtual Plays Club

Virtual staged readings and regular discussions of dynamic plays by women

Donna Washington: Watch a Story

Free videos of stories told by Donna Washington






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