*** Please note Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts does not necessarily endorse or support any of the following – we are just providing a list (in no particular order) of possible arts activities and programming.  We have not screened or tested everything on this list.  Please use at your own discretion.  Thank you! ***

 

If you have any suggestions to add to this list, please email them to information@conyersarts.org

 

If you found this list useful, please consider leaving a tax-deductible tip in our Virtual Tip Jar. We would really appreciate it during this time when our doors are closed.

Just For Kids Section

The Sketching Pad’s Take & Paint Kits (Olde Town Conyers Business)

Take your pick from canvas painting, drawing, or pottery painting and The Sketching Pad will mail/email you everything you need to create your very own masterpiece.  Pick out your kit here.

Music Lessons with Jeff Griffin (Local Conyers Musician)

Learn to play the Guitar (Electric or Acoustic), Bass, Banjo or Mandolin.  Call 770-846-9251 or visit https://jeffgriffinmusicinstruction.weebly.com/

 

From the National Endowment for the Arts:

 

The Healing Power of the Arts

 

It has been shown in research time and again that the arts can help heal, whether physical or emotional troubles. In this time of crisis, the arts community, though bearing a heavy economic toll, have continued to present their art using today’s technology to provide arts programming to the public to help them through these trying times. Here is just a small sampling of Arts Endowment grantees who have been doing just that.

 

The academy has created a new engaging initiative, Shelter in Poems, where the public can select a poem from their collection and post on social media a sentence or two about why the poem is inspiring.

 

The Ailey dancers are off tour but will not stop dancing! Take a look at their rendition of “I’ve Been Buked” from Alvin Ailey’s dance masterpiece, Revelations.

 

The film festival, from March 24-29, 2020, will be presented as a free live stream on their website.

 

Enjoy reading all of Shakespeare’s plays for free and listen to audio recordings of seven complete productions, as well as watch a video production from 2009 of Macbeth, for free through July 1, 2020.

 

At noon each day for the next several weeks, the Houston Chamber Choir will present favorite moments from past performances to offer a moment of peace and comfort during these anxious days.

 

Kennedy Center education artist-in-residence Mo Willems invites viewers into his studio every weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle, and explore new ways of writing.

 

The Met’s digital digest offers a selection of the museum’s many videos, articles, and online resources, including past exhibitions and a kid’s section.

 

The University of Oregon offers hours of content in visual arts, media arts, music, dance, and theater from various university sources.

 

And as a special treat from one of last year’s National Medal of Arts recipients (the U.S. military bands), the USAF Heritage of America Band demonstrates the best way to telework

 

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Over 1400 Online Classes and Projects from bluprint.com Free until April 9

bluprint.com has so many options to choose from you will have plenty to do! Painting, drawing, photography, sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, gardening, baking, paper folding and the list goes on. Sign up and start a project today.

 

“Field Trip Friday” – Free Virtual Field Trips Around Atlanta Attractions

Many of Atlanta’s top attractions are joining together to provide virtual experiences to the community — for free. The initiative includes ongoing social media and website posts of unique content from 11 participating organizations, culminating each week with a special “Field Trip Friday” event starting at 10 am. Beginning April 3, visitors of all ages can take a digital field trip around Atlanta and participate in interactive activities and exhibits from the comfort of their own homes. Attractions include Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Fernbank, the High Museum of Art and many others. Go to https://atlmuseumsathome.org/ to connect with all the field trips.

 

“Field Trip Friday” with The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation – Free Virtual Field Trips Around Georgia Historic Sites

Enjoy some of Georgia’s wonderful Historic Sites virtually every Friday on The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Facebook page.

 

Zoo Atlanta Panda Cam

Drop in and see what Lun Lun, Yang Yang, Ya Lun and Xi Lun are up to! https://zooatlanta.org/panda-cam/. You can also check out the new augmented reality game Wildeverse where you get to explore the jungle and track animals.

 

Georgia Aquarium Live Cam

Pick any of nine cameras including penguins, sea otters, beluga whales, sea lions and more. https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/ocean-voyager/

 

San Diego Zoo Live Cams

Check out the baboons, penguins, pandas and more! Watch live or archived footage. https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

 

Smithsonian National Zoo Live Cams

Watch Lions, Giant Pandas, Elephants, and Naked Mole Rats. They also have activity packets available for the kids. https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams

 

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams

Take your pick of ten different webcams from sharks to jellyfish and more. https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

 

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

The Seattle Symphony Orchestra will stream performances to YouTube and Facebook. They also have Children’s Programming. Check their page for the schedule https://seattlesymphony.org/watch-listen/live.

 

Nikon Online Photography Classes

Nikon is offering all of their online photography classes free for the month of April! Now is the time to see how the pros do it.

 

Mailchimp Presents SXSW 2020 Shorts

SXSW has long been a champion of independent filmmakers, and premiering a short film at the festival is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for creators to share their vision with the world. When the City of Austin had to cancel this year’s festival, hundreds of filmmakers lost the opportunity for their work to be seen. Together, Mailchimp and Oscilloscope Laboratories have created a digital home for this incredible slate of short films, so you can watch them from wherever you are. While we can’t replace the camaraderie of the SXSW festival, watching these films is a way to support the artists you love and connect to the world around you, during a time when we could all use a little more connection.

 

Enjoy Mother Nature’s Living Art

Watch live feeds from all over the world, from for example aquariums, the Aurora Borealis, or animal sanctuaries, either online or mobile app using explore.org

 

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Bedtime with Bach

ASO Concertmaster, Andrew Irvin, has responded to the COVID-19  crisis with the creation of a new video performance series: Bedtime with Bach. While following guidelines for reducing social gatherings, ASO musicians are submitting short video performances to post on ASO Facebook and Instagram each night at 9 PM. It is Drew’s hope that these bedtime performances can help sooth audiences during a stressful time.

Past Performances

 

Metropolitan Opera Streams a Different Opera Every Night

During this extraordinary and difficult time, the Met hopes to brighten the lives of our audience members even while our stage is dark. Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers.  See the schedule at https://www.metopera.org/user-information/nightly-met-opera-streams/

 

Lincoln Center At Home

Featuring Pop-up Classrooms every day Mon. – Fri. at 10 am on Facebook Live “utilizes simple materials found at home to help families with children explore a variety of art forms”, Concerts For Kids – short world-class performances straight to your home, and previously recorded shows.

 

15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home

Read the article at Playbill.com

 

New York City Center Launches EncoresArchives Project

New York City Center will be posting daily highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores!, Encores! Off-Center, and Gala productions on their Twitter feed

 

Watch and Listen to Broadway Stars in the House

A daily live streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley.  Each show features performances by stars of stage and screen and conversations with Rudetsky between each tune.  Rudetsky will encourage live viewers to donate, and Wesley will give updates from The Actors Fund as well as shout-outs to people donating in real time. Dr. Jonathan LaPook, chief medical correspondent for CBS News, will also make frequent appearances to answer questions and offer best practices.  New shows air daily at 2 PM ET and 8 PM ET.

Watch previous Stars in the House concerts here.

 

Schedule of Upcoming Live Theatre Broadcasts

 

London’s National Theater Launches “National Theatre at Home” April 2, 2020

National Theatre at Home will stream National Theatre Live productions for free on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel.  Each production will screen every Thursday at 7 PM GMT/2 PM Eastern, then remain available for seven days. Additionally, the series will include Q&As with cast and creative teams, post-screening talkbacks, and more.  The inaugural broadcast will be Richard Bean’s One Man Two Guvnors followed by Sally Cookson’s adaptation of Jane Eyre (April 9), Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Treasure Island (April 16), and Tamsin Greig in Twelfth Night (April 23). Additional titles will be announced at a later date.

 

Red Bull Theater to Live Stream Reunion Reading of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore

Red Bull Theater will reunite the cast of its 2015 production of John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore — online — March 30 for a free live stream of the Jacobean drama. The virtual event comes in the wake of Red Bull canceling their Revelation Reading Series; typically staged on Monday evenings at the Lucille Lortel Theatre throughout the season, the series has been put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Red Bull’s artistic director Jesse Berger will helm the online reading of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore at 7:30 PM ET at redbulltheater.com/live, on Facebook, and on Vimeo.

 

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues

A writer is paired with an actor and they have to produce a completed video within 24 hours.  Check out the Instagram Channel!

 

Free 3 Months Guitar, Bass, Ukulele Online Lessons from Fender Play

Go to https://try.fender.com/play/playthrough/ and click on Get Code button and Create an Account.  Limited to first 500,000.

 

Just For Kids

 

*** Please note Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts does not necessarily endorse or support any of the following – we are just providing a list (in no particular order) of possible arts activities and programming. We have not screened or tested everything on this list. Please use at your own discretion. Thank you! ***

 

If you have any suggestions to add to this list, please email them to information@conyersarts.org

 

If you found this list useful, please consider leaving a tax-deductible tip in our Virtual Tip Jar. We would really appreciate it during this time when our doors are closed.

 

The Sketching Pad’s Take & Paint Kits (Olde Town Conyers Business)

Take your pick from canvas painting, drawing, or pottery painting and The Sketching Pad will mail/email you everything you need to create your very own masterpiece.  Pick out your kit here.

Music Lessons with Jeff Griffin (Local Conyers Musician)

Learn to play the Guitar (Electric or Acoustic), Bass, Banjo or Mandolin.  Call 770-846-9251 or visit https://jeffgriffinmusicinstruction.weebly.com/

“Field Trip Friday” – Free Virtual Field Trips Around Atlanta Attractions

Many of Atlanta’s top attractions are joining together to provide virtual experiences to the community — for free. The initiative includes ongoing social media and website posts of unique content from 11 participating organizations, culminating each week with a special “Field Trip Friday” event starting at 10 am. Beginning April 3, visitors of all ages can take a digital field trip around Atlanta and participate in interactive activities and exhibits from the comfort of their own homes. Attractions include Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Fernbank, the High Museum of Art and many others. Go to https://atlmuseumsathome.org/ to connect with all the field trips.

“Field Trip Friday” with The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation – Free Virtual Field Trips Around Georgia Historic Sites

Enjoy some of Georgia’s wonderful Historic Sites virtually every Friday on The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Facebook page.

Center For Puppetry Arts

The Center For Puppetry Arts is offering free puppet shows, puppet presentations and workshops. They do ask if you could make a donation, they would appreciate it. Check it out at https://puppet.org/center-for-puppetry-arts-home/

 

Children’s Museum of Atlanta

The Children’s Museum has launched daily programming titled #CMAatHome to help families stay entertained during social distancing. Every weekday, the museum releases a series of content, including an interactive activity, vocabulary list, song list or book recommendation on their blog.

 

Museum of Design Atlanta

The Museum of Design Atlanta offers programs for students ages 8-18 and focus on topics such as 3D Design, architectural design and coding and will cost $15-$25. Museum supporters are asked to donate to a scholarship fund to support kids who cannot pay the registration fee and wish to attend an online class.

 

Fernbank Museum

Fernbank has launched a new initiative #MuseumAtHome offering educational and entertaining content for you to enjoy from home, including educational videos, fun facts, behind-the-scenes photos, quizzes and more.

 

Over 1400 Online Classes and Projects from bluprint.com Free until April 9

bluprint.com has so many options to choose from you will have plenty to do! Painting, drawing, photography, sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, gardening, baking, paper folding and the list goes on. Sign up and start a new family tradition today.

 

Goodnight with Dolly

Dolly Parton will kick off her 10-book video series Goodnight with Dolly at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 2 with The Little Engine That Could. She’ll continue reading other books from the Imagination Library every week. You can find it on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Zoo Atlanta Panda Cam

Drop in and see what Lun Lun, Yang Yang, Ya Lun and Xi Lun are up to! https://zooatlanta.org/panda-cam/. You can also check out the new augmented reality game Wildeverse where you get to explore the jungle and track animals.

 

Georgia Aquarium Live Cam

Pick any of nine cameras including penguins, sea otters, beluga whales, sea lions and more. https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/ocean-voyager/

 

San Diego Zoo Live Cams

Check out the baboons, penguins, pandas and more! Watch live or archived footage. https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

 

Smithsonian National Zoo Live Cams

Watch Lions, Giant Pandas, Elephants, and Naked Mole Rats. They also have activity packets available for the kids. https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams

 

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams

Take your pick of ten different webcams from sharks to jellyfish and more. https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

 

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

The Seattle Symphony Orchestra will stream performances to YouTube and Facebook. They also have Children’s Programming. Check their page for the schedule https://seattlesymphony.org/watch-listen/live.

 

Nikon Online Photography Classes

Nikon is offering all of their online photography classes free for the month of April! Now is the time to see how the pros do it.

 

Lincoln Center At Home

Featuring Pop-up Classrooms every day Mon. – Fri. at 10 am on Facebook Live utilizes simple materials found at home to help families with children explore a variety of art forms, Concerts For Kids – short world-class performances straight to your home, and previously recorded shows.

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met’s digital digest offers a selection of the museum’s many videos, articles, and online resources, including past exhibitions and a kid’s section.

 

Free Kids Shows on Amazon

Amazon has made Kids shows free with No Prime membership necessary here.

 

Enjoy Mother Nature’s Living Art

Watch live feeds from all over the world, from for example aquariums, the Aurora Borealis, or animal sanctuaries, either online or mobile app using explore.org

 

Time For Kids Digital Library

Kids grades K-6 can get Free Access to the Time For Kids Digital Library for the rest of the school year.

 

Free Audiobooks for Kids

Audible has free streaming of select kids books with no membership at https://stories.audible.com/discovery

 

RangerRick.org

Enjoy free access to their website through the end of June.  Current digital editions of their magazines are free.  Follow their Facebook and Twitter feeds for daily activities.  Find crafts and activities on this page!  Enter their nature photography contest!

 

Free 3 Months Guitar, Bass, Ukulele Online Lessons from Fender Play

Go to https://try.fender.com/play/playthrough/ and click on Get Code button and Create an Account.  Limited to first 500,000.

 

Free Scholastic Learn at Home Hub for Limited Time

Scholastic will be offering 3 weeks of content for students ages pre-K thru 9 for free here.

 

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Kennedy Center education artist-in-residence Mo Willems invites viewers into his studio every weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle, and explore new ways of writing.

 

Free Sesame Street Ebooks on Google Play and Kindle

Google Play downloads here.

Kindle links (make sure the price is still $0.00 before you purchase).

The Great Easter Race! (Sesame Street Scribbles)
Love from Sesame (Sesame Street Scribbles)
Elmo’s World: Love! (Sesame Street)
Elmo’s World: Moon! (Sesame Street)
I Love You Just Like This! (Sesame Street Scribbles Elmo)
Elmo’s World: Animals! (Sesame Street)
Celebrate You! Celebrate Me! (Sesame Street)
It’s Check-up Time, Elmo!
Cookie Monster’s Busy Day (Sesame Street)
Zoe’s Day with Daddy (Sesame Street)
Sesame Beginnings: Tummies!
Elmo ‘n’ Daddy (Sesame Street)
Have Yourself a Furry Little Christmas
Read, Giggle & Share: Fairy Tales! (Sesame Street)
Read, Giggle & Share: All Year Round! (Sesame Street)
Cookie Monster’s Busy Day (Sesame Street)
Here Comes Super Grover!
Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas (Sesame Street)
Twas the Night Before Christmas on Sesame Street!
Just One You!
All Tucked In on Sesame Street!
Let’s Make a Friend!
I’m Thankful for… A Thanksgiving on Sesame Street
Big Enough for a Bed and Too Big for Diapers

 

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