InstaARTS are free LIVE online classes with Pennsylvania Council on the Arts rostered teaching artists. Students in grades 3 – 12 are invited to discover their inner artist through a survey of art mediums including visual art, poetry, movement, music, and theater. Classes will meet for forty minutes via Zoom.

Fall courses run
Wednesday, October 20 – Saturday, December 18
Grades 3-5 Register Here
Grades 6-12 Register Here

Grades 6-12

Classes are organized by art content area: Visual Arts | Dance and Music | Theatre and Writing

Your free registration admits you to all course times.

Grades 3-5

Your free registration admits you to all course times. Classes for grades 3-5 are a mix of all art forms.

Together, we’ll find connections and crossover within artistic disciplines and discover what fuels my own creative fire. We’ll learn about visual poetry, movement theatre, puppetry, circus skills, memoir, radio theatre, and creative writing.

Discover exciting ways to express yourself through the alphabet and book arts. We’ll use lines, letters, and marks as the focus, then add color and design to make fun, fabulous works of art. Our goal will be to enjoy the art-making process through a playful, non-judgmental approach. Along the way we’ll improve our imaginative skills, gain confidence, and increase knowledge that will serve us in other areas of school and life.

Nurture your creativity through fun, imagination-building writing exercises. Using nature and the environment as a reference point, we’ll tap into our five senses and discover how we can work together to help our ideas blossom. As a bonus, you’ll get tips for how to apply your ideas to a variety of genres of your own choosing.

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Learn through an exciting hands on studio workshop.  Students can look forward to drawing, painting, collage, sculpture and more as they create their way through elements, principles and historical contexts of the visual arts!  We will be executing amazing works using basic supplies that students should already have in their art supply arsenal or in their homes. Learn, Create and Play along with me!

Theo Lencicki

Dance is a pivotal form of expression that comes to fruition when words may cease. Through the exploration of a variety of dance styles and learning about the individuals who influenced the art form, together we dance!

Conor Kelly O'Brien

Combining theatre history and digital innovation, this course will empower each student to create original theatre works as a team (on the spot)! Collaboration and creativity are at the heart of this devised theatre course.

Dawn Leas

Read, write, and learn about poems. Join us on a virtual adventure to discover new ideas you’ll contribute to a collaborative poem.

Everything you need for theatre is all around you. By discovering the simple exercises and use of everyday objects you can become your own one person show. Learn to alter your voice, manipulate your face and body to become other characters, invent other worlds and more. Just bring your imagination!

Vince Brust

Students will learn how to dance Salsa and other contemporary Latin dance styles. They will be spending time practicing the basic elements/movements of Latin Dancing.

Lessons involve technique, art history, and the creative process.  We will be exploring the elements and principles of art and have fun in the process of finding ways of making dynamite art with limited supplies! 

Learn about writing and illustrating picture books – and share the journey of exploring shape, line and sequencing; we’ll ‘see’ how ideas connect in the brain to become story; and you’ll express yourself with the most universal and perfect symbol known to man or the infinite –  the simple circle.

Billy Kubiak

Filled with fun and participation, the lesson introduces students to dance styles through photos, videos, and reading.   It enhances their cultural understanding of the dance origin and how it impacts us today while learning the building blocks of movement: to create, perform, and express themselves!

Improvisation is an essential skill you can apply to all aspects of your life! Learn how to create characters, scenes, and games off the top of your head. This class teaches essential skills for drama, comedy, collaboration, and self-confidence! Be prepared to laugh until your face falls off!

Move, Stretch, Learn about the elements of Dance, and how to use academics, such as Math and Creative writing, to build your own choreography!

Maximize your creativity and potential through ballroom dance. Educational and exciting virtual lessons that incorporate history, dance terminology, and interactive choreography. Join the journey that helps you feel the rhythm of the music and sets your soul free.

Experience the world through music by learning vocal techniques while gaining exposure to a wide variety of vocal styles. Experience the thrill of writing an original song, learning Music Theory, and discovering music from around the world!