Resources to Support Online Arts Instruction

Below is a curated list of resources to support teachers with making the transition to virtual learning in the fine arts, many of which are being offered for free in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.…

Below is a curated list of resources to support teachers with making the transition to virtual learning in the fine arts, many of which are being offered for free in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This list will be updated regularly when resources become available.

General Online Learning and Virtual Meeting Platforms


K-12 curriculum is customized for students of every age and empowers educators to enable all students’ technology education with incredible resources, training, and support.

Kadenze brings together the world’s leading colleges, universities, and industry partners to provide the best online courses in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Design, Music, and Math.

This carefully curated collection is intended to provide educators, caregivers, and learners with ideas and strategies for addressing the needs of students who need to study and learn online.

PBS and your local station have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for teachers.


Online Music Theory & Composition Lessons program. This unique any device, anytime, anywhere solution helps build musicianship, gets student creating their own music, and provides tracking for teachers.

Hundreds of piano lessons, downloadable music, and theory games.

Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.

This site is designed to help you use classical music as part of your daily classroom activities.

Teaches musicians of all ages not just how to read music and play piano, but also the music theory fundamentals that will allow them to create their own original music.

Collection of music-based resources and activities facilitating STEM studies.

A new online area for Music for All’s vast array of educational offerings.

Free site with games and information from the New York Philharmonic.

Web-based music learning/practice software, including notation editor

Steven Van Zandt’s TeachRock project brings rich, multimedia educational materials to teachers and students everywhere–at no cost. The lesson plan collections and resources at teachrock.org help teachers engage students by connecting the history of popular music to classroom work across the disciplines.

The online ToneSavvy exercises are free to anyone who wants to hone their music skills.

WURRLYedu offers culturally relevant content and interactive digital tools to make music education fun, effective and accessible.


To continue their mission, they are sharing special Extension online classes and all Extension instructors’ and guest instructors’ online class resources to keep our community dancing.

Looking for online dance classes you can take at your own pace from anywhere in the world? Sign up for our online dance tutorials and get easy-to-follow dance instructions from the best teachers.

Dancing Alone Together aims to be a central resource for the dance world during this time of “social distancing”.

With schools closed in these unprecedented times, EduMotion is offering SEL Journeys Learn@Home lessons. Geared for grades K-5, these weekly lessons are designed for students to experience on their own, or they can invite family members to learn and move along with them.


Three million students, at over 2,000 academic institutions, in 80+ countries have unlimited access to some of the world’s finest productions, unique backstage insights, practitioner interviews and written analysis.

Dive into the rich world of Shakespeare with our full-text, interactive editions of his plays. myShakespeare replaces traditional footnotes with multimedia resources for the 21st-century student.

The South Bend Civic Theatre is offering free online workshops in topics ranging from ballet to stand-up comedy. There are sessions for every age group from elementary school to adult.

Visual Arts

Purple Mash is a website designed for children aged 3-11. It contains many creative tools e.g.: coding, animation, publishing, art and also applications for maths, spelling and grammar.

For remote teaching and learning, Crayola offers thousands of art-infused lesson plans that can be easily adapted for virtual experiences.

Doodles Academy is a free art curriculum that is available virtually. It provides art projects that offer authentic art experiences for students — every student makes their own artistic decisions and walks away from the project with an artwork unique to them.

FableVision Learning provides support for educators around the world to nurture the 4Cs (plus 1): creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking — and compassion — both in the classroom and out.

Their material makes it easy to teach creative projects with open source technologies such as Arduino, Processing and Sonic Pi.

Online learning community for creative skills.