IMAGINE NATION Station: Week 4

April 13, 2020

Fun News! 

Imagine Nation Station in-person ZOOM sessions have begun for all youth – same studio times as their weekly sessions! 

We have also initiated a program called Come Together for youth working virtually with staff on a 1-1 basis. Please contact if you’re interested in joining.

We are busily preparing for our virtual performance scheduled on our original date of May 21, 2020. All art work generated will be included in the performance. We are trying to make this as fun as we can for kids! Keep posted! 

Express Yourself youth should look for a bright yellow envelope from Imagine Nation Station that will be delivered to your home filled with art materials to brighten your week. 

MONDAY: Weekly Art Prompt

Imagine Nation Zen-tangle Coloring Page

Add exciting bursts of color to the Imagine Nation logo!

Click HERE for link to this PDF in Google Drive

TUESDAY: Multi-Art Lesson 

Connect the Dots with ExYo Artist Samm

Here’s what materials you’ll need:

  • A piece of paper (any size)
  • Markers, crayons or colored pencils
  • A black marker
  • Watercolor paints (if you want)

Have fun connecting your dots, then filling in the shapes with different colors & patterns to create a fun, relaxing, geometric art piece!

Click HERE for link Dots Tutorial Video

Wednesday: Virtual Tour 

Grand Canyon National Park

Some of Earth’s most beautiful and inspiring locations can be seen from home during this time of social isolation. Using Google Earth, you can explore the wonders of the world from your couch!

Today we want you to explore the Grand Canyon National Park. It is VAST, so take your time looking around the park. 

When you’ve found a view that inspires you, create a drawing or painting in response. Maybe it is a realistic drawing of the lines and depth the park has to offer, or maybe it’s abstract – let the colors and layers inspire you!

Whatever it is, go explore and get creative!

Here’s how you use Google Earth:

  • Click HERE for Google Earth Link
  • Then click the BLUE “Fly Here” button (with a paper airplane on it)
  • To see from ABOVE
    • Use the + and – signs to ZOOM in & out of the image
    • Then Click around the image to move in space
  • To see from the GROUND (or from the River Canyon)
    • Click the little person icon and drag them to a spot you want to see
    • This will then change the view so it feels like you are there!
    • You can click around the image to move around/turn around
    • Or click on the white arrows to move forward and backwards along the canyon
  • To tilt your view from 2D (flat from above) to 3D (with dimension), click the 2D/3D button.
    • This will also take you OUT of the GROUND view back to ABOVE view

Thursday: EXYO Dance Challenge

The “EXYO Dance Around the World Challenge” is taking the internet by storm! We have had some awesome submissions – but we need more!

Click HERE for a sneak preview!

Here’s how YOU can participate:

  1. Pick your favorite dancing spot: In your living room, bedroom, or backyard!
  2. Learn the choreography
  3. Film Yourself!
  4. Send it to or DM us on Facebook or Instagram
  5. Stay tuned to see yourself and your friends in the final film!

We are dancing to the song “Around the World” by Daft Punk:

Click HERE for link to the song on YouTube

Additional Creative Resources

Express Yourself Guest Artist: Wes Sam Bruce. 

Check out Wes Sam Bruce’s “Quarantine Dreams” on his website for “art-making/writing prompts, scavenger hunts, films from The Wonder Sound – Adventure Forest -WTQL, meditations, zines, downloadable PDFs and lots more!

Click HERE for link to Wes Sam Bruce’s website

For example: Plant your own Imaginary Seeds with us and Wes Sam-Bruce!

Wes Sam-Bruce created an at-home blooming project based around planting seeds featuring Express Yourself!

Print out or use the following as inspiration to create your own seeds to plant this spring.

Click HERE for link to Wes’ Imaginary Seeds PDFs

Looking for more IMAGINE NATION Station activities? Find them all here!

Week 1: Feel ALIVE! with Dancing, Marble Paper, VanGogh Museum and Guest Artist Amanda Mena. Click HERE for WEEK 1

Week 2: ILLUMINATE with Golden Light Meditation, Mandalas, Sao Palo Museum, and Guests Artist Ricky Duran. Click HERE for WEEK 2

Week 3: Create a Face, Glittery Rainbow Meditation, Mandalas, National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, and a Puppet Show. Click HERE for Week 3

Week 5: We get wild with Flowers and Leaves, Physical Imagination Journey, Virtual Zoo Visits, and a jungle-themed Puppet Show. Click HERE for Week 5

Week 6: Magazine collaging and self-portraiture, Getty Museum challenge and African Drumming tutorial. Click HERE for Week 6

Week 7: Inner Super Hero Meditation, Super Hero self Puppet, Rhythms with STOMP, Origami Frogs. Click HERE for Week 7

Week 8: Create your own Island, Geometric Birds, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, and Bennett the Puppet visits the Museum. Click HERE for Week 8

Week 9: Show Week! Create your own Pizza, African Drumming with Joh, River Journey with Erin, and ExYo Mentor Christian Cooking Video. Click HERE for Week 9

Week 10: Time for Celebration! EXYO “Come Together” responses, create your own party hats and homemade cupcakes with Mentor Christian! Click HERE for Week 10

Creativity Continues: Take a look at ExYo Youth artwork made from home: Click HERE to see youth art! 

Come Together! Virtual Performance: Take a look at how our youth celebrated the show! Click HERE to see pure kid joy!