Arts & Learning Packs

What are Arts & Learning Packs?

Arts & Learning Packs are small kits of hands-on arts activities designed for students to create at home. They include a set of written and visual instructions, providing rich, arts-education experiences that connect with curricular content without requiring access to technology. Packs can be distributed to students and families by Teaching Artists, or through pre-determined special arrangement.

For more information, please contact Program Facilitation Director Brenda Butler at [email protected].

Each Pack Includes:

  • Activity Materials.
  • Printed step-by-step instructions to complete the project without internet access.
  • Fine arts standards and, at times, other academic applicable standards addressed with each Pack.
  • Additional supports if internet access is available, including online video links.

The goal of Arts & Learning Packs:

  • Students will receive rich, arts-integrated experiences that connect with curricular content and don’t require access to technology.
  • Families will be provided with resources to supplement at-home learning.
  • Teachers will learn valuable teaching strategies for engaging learners through the arts.

Art Machines

Create a compound machine creature that moves and can grab with its mouth.

Flying Machines

Invent a wind-up flying machine that explores the transfer of potential to kinetic energy.

Monster Claws

Use pneumatic pistons, cylinders & rebuildable components to make a claw that grabs!

Peek Through Your Window

Use your creativity, perspective & imagination to create photos that tell stories about your world.

Origami Finger Puppets

Use your imagination to enhance literacy skills through pretend play and creative storytelling.

Play + Pinch

Explore clay strategies through play, and invent your own artmaking techniques and approaches.


Explore balanced and unbalanced forces by creating a motorized wiggling machine.

Straw Structures

Explore lines, shapes and forms to build and rebuild structures by yourself or with partners.

Three Little What-zits & The Big Bad Who-zit

Fracture a favorite fairytale, create props, and perform your new story for family and friends.