Virtual Community Art Academy 2021

Community Art Academy

with the University of Memphis Art Education Department

This year’s Community Art Academy for 3rd through 6th graders was online and occurred in April and May 2021. Participants received art supplies that are referenced in these videos. However, if you were not able to participate, we have the videos available for you to view right here! So enjoy these stories and art lessons.

Supply list for all videos:

  • Pencil and pink eraser
  • Glue stick
  • Three packs of Model Magic
  • Paper bag
  • Two sheets of felt variety of colors
  • Six sheets of construction paper, variety of colors
  • Six sheets of white drawing paper
  • Watercolor paper, large sheet
  • One pack of Crayola color pencils
  • One pack of Crayola markers
  • One pack of oil pastels
  • One set of watercolor paint with a paintbrush

collage art

Story Time: “If I was the Sunshine” by Julie Fogliano and Loren Long.

paper bag puppets

Story Time: “All are Welcome” by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman

yarn / loom weaving

Story Time: “Extra Yarn” by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen

comic strip art

Story Time: “Drawn Together” by Minh Le and Dan Santat


Story Time: “Maybe Something Beautiful” by F. Isabel Campoy, Theresa Howell, and Rafael Lopez

model clay

Story Time: “Cake Kingdom” by Kayla Trinh and David Ng

collage art

Story Time: “Peace is an Offering” by Annette LeBox and Stephanie Graegin