IMAGINE NATION Station: Week 7

May 4, 2020

 

Mark You Calendars for the ExYo Virtual Performance!

Save the date and let all your friends and family know!

MONDAY: Guided Meditation & Weekly Art Prompt

Guided Meditation: Inner Super Hero

Through all this uncertainty, one thing is certain: the ExYo Youth are incredible! Express Yourself friend Gurdeep Bhogal is here to help you take a few minutes to discover your inner superhero, to connect to that inner strength to help you manage these challenging times.

Click HERE for Guided Meditation Video

Super Hero Self Puppet

If you could be a superhero, what would your super suit look like? What superpowers would you have? Use this template to create your “Super Self”!

ExYo Youth – find this on page 11 of your packet

  • Color and/or collage the template above.
  • Cut out the pieces.
  • Put together using glue, tape or bread ties.
  • Attach popsicle sticks with glue to make your Super Hero Self puppet move!

Click HERE for Superhero Puppet page in Google Drive 

 

TUESDAY: Artist Video

Painted Rocks with Samm

Paint a rock any way you’d like. It could become a pet rock, a gratitude rock or a decorative rock! Follow along with EXYO artist, Samm to learn different techniques to use while creating your own painted rock

Painted Rock Materials: 

  • palm sized rock
  • pencil
  • acrylic or tempera paint
  • small paint brushes
  • paper towels or something to cover your surface

Click HERE for Painted Rock Video

WEDNESDAY: Rhythm with STOMP!

STOMP member and ExYo Guest Artist Cammie Griffin brings you some rocking rhythms to try at home! These rhythms are going to be featured in our upcoming Virtual performance. Learn these rhythms and STOMP along with us on May 21st, 2020!

Here’s how to learn:

  • Choose a video below
  • Click HERE for a metronome: Set it to 120bpm (beats per minute)
  • Grab a pot or pan, a wooden spoon, a cutting board or book, and get jamming!

Click HERE for Body Roll Video

Click HERE for Pots & Pans Video

Click HERE for Board Hits Video

THURSDAY: Guest Artist Video

Origami Frogs with ExYo Friend Neil Wilkins

Ever wanted to try your hand at Origami? ExYo friend Neil Wilkins is here to teach you how to make fun and simple jumping Frogs!

Here are the materials you need:

  • A piece of paper – any color or design you like.
  • Markers to design your frog

Click HERE for Origami Frogs Video

 

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 4: Zentagling, Connect the Dots, Grand Canyon National Park, and the Around the World Dance Challenge. Click HERE for Week 4 

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: Self-Portraits, Crazy Magazine Collage, Getty Museum Challenge and African Drumming tutorial. Click HERE for Week 6

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!