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.
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:
- Rum Pum Pum by David Harrison and Jane Yolen
- Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle
- Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig
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.