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Smart Art Bites: A Class Act Series

We are thrilled to announce a collaboration between PLDL and the Rozsa Center that offers unique online learning opportunities for K-5 students this year.

Smart Art Bites offers digital bite-sized arts lessons for families and teachers to incorporate the arts into everyday learning. Each episode focuses on a different art form taught by professional artists.

Kids can learn and practice each bite-sized arts skill again and again, away from the screen. Each episode comes with a list of books (find them here at PLDL!) to help young learners dive deeper into each topic.

Smart Art Bites will be posted on this site every two weeks beginning on January 12, 2021. You can also find the series on YouTube and on the Rozsa Center’s website.


Let’s go BOOM with LA – Episode 1


In this smART Art Bites episode, LA teaches a beat using a low sound and high sound that you can play on objects in your home. Watch as LA jams out for a drum set performance and see how the beat he taught evolves into something totally different – and totally awesome!

Want to learn more about drumming and music for children? Check out these titles from PLDL:

Note to educators: Arthur LA Buckner is a Minneapolis-based performer and educator with a Master’s Degree in Drum Performance. Whether teaching or performing, his infectious personality and passion for music immediately draw you in. He co-hosts the PBS series Sound Field. Find more about the Rozsa Center’s Class Acts Program here.