IMAGINE NATION Station: Week 8

May 11, 2020

We are at Week 8! The excitement is building for our virtual performance

“Come Together” May 21st, 2020 7:00pm

Doors open at 6:30 at exyo.org

Here are some activities to keep your creativity going during this next stay at home phase. We are so proud of all the HARD WORK that our kids are doing to prepare for this big event. Stay tuned!

MONDAY: Weekly Art Prompt

Create your own Imagine Nation Island

 

One of our favorite projects from the past year was Clay Islands, where our youth got to sculpt and mold clay into a giant island community.

  Using the template above, create connections on each side of your island to connect to other ExYo youth’s IMAGINE NATION Islands. We will then put them together to build a new island community!

EXYO Youth: find this on page 10 of your packet

Click HERE for Island Template in Google Drive

 

TUESDAY: EXYO Artist Video

Geometric Birds with ExYo Artist Laraine

Let your birds take flight with ExYo Artist Laraine as she leads you through how to combine lines and dots to create unique geometric birds.

Materials:

  • Black Pen, marker or sharpie
  • ExYo Youth – find your birds on pg.3 of your packet
    • If you don’t have a bird outline- download, trace or draw your own!

Click HERE for Geometric Birds Tutorial

Click HERE for Birds template in Google Drive

WEDNESDAY: Virtual Tour

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 

Today we invite you to explore the wonders of Hawaii through the magic of Google Earth and Google Arts and Culture.

Through these links you can see Hawai’i’s Volcanoes National Park from every angle- above, street level and even the inside of a lava tube. Go on a guided tour with a park ranger and discover the many different textures the islands have to offer.

Find a point of view that speaks to you-  maybe it’s a birds eye shot of the big island or a close up of cooled lava…whatever it may be, get creative and make some art inspired by it. Or, if you haven’t already, use Monday’s art prompt to recreate your favorite spot on your very own island. 

Click HERE for Google Arts and Culture Tour: Hawai’i Volcanoes

Here’s how you use Google Earth:

  • Click HERE for Google Earth: Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
  • 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
    • 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 terrain
  • 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: Guest Artist Video

Bennett the Puppet visits the Museum

Hop aboard the IMAGINE NATION train with Bennett for a museum tour. But this isn’t an ordinary museum… Bennet will have to use all his creative powers to figure this one out!

Click HERE for Bennet Visits the Museum

Additional Creative Resources

Express Yourself Guest Artist: Wes Sam Bruce. 

Explore Wes Sam Bruce’s “Quarantine Dreams” 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 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. Here is one ExYo youth’s creative example!

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 7: Super Hero Guided Meditation, Super Hero Self-Puppets, Rhythm with STOMP, and Origami Jumping Frogs. Click HERE for Week 7

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!