Bring the Best of Arts and Culture Home
Our mission at Arts Orange Couny is to support, showcase, and celebrate the arts and culture of our home here in O.C. In addition to the outstanding offerings we share on SparkOC by our own world-class Orange County artists, we are pleased to provide this curated list of some of the best online arts and arts educational experiences originating from around the U.S. and abroad.
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From themes of “Pop Art” and celebrity culture to “Movement and Migration”, MoMA Learning offers mini-courses filled with videos, activities, and reading materials centered on modern and contemporary art.
Every day, the Social Distancing Festival features new work from photography exhibitions to performances from opera and Broadway artists. Participate in their worldwide community celebrating art.
The great musical ensemble is expanding its subscription streaming program to include free selections from their performance archives as well as weekly streaming concerts.
Ryan Heffington has choreographed everything from Sia’s music videos to the TV show Euphoria. Join the worldwide community and participate in his famous Los Angeles dance classes for free on Instagram!
POETRY & LITERATURE
Journalists from USA Today work to turn the stories of ordinary lives into compelling stage presentations from the people who lived them. You can watch highlights from the archives, or tune in for their new, monthly virtual editions
The beloved independent book store in the San Francisco Bay Area is holding weekly streaming conversations with authors beloved by the indie bookseller community.
“Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems!” is a daily, online series from the Kennedy Center that lets kids enter Mo’s studio virtually. Learn to create doodles and cartoons from one of the greats, himself.
A child’s-eye view on the worlds of art, culture, and history available from the Metropolitan Museum of Art; including a “time machine”, interactive cartoon museum map, and interviews by kids of Museum artists and staff.
The world’s largest art museum, home to the immortal Mona Lisa, there aren’t enough superlatives for Paris’s monument to beauty and culture. Multiple virtual tours of galleries and exhibits are available
Travel through time with this unique interactive tour of major exhibits from one of the world’s greatest historical and cultural collections; home of The Rosetta Stone and so much more
The Met’s one-of-a-kind “Met 360” immersive video experience allows you to experience the museum in ways you never could in real life – in an empty gallery after-hours, in a time lapse where hours go by in seconds, even flying high above.
Free online selections from veteran creators of inspiring and educational documentary films that immerse people of all ages into natural wonders, great stories of science and culture, and much more
Curated resources from the Los Angeles County Office of Education to support all arts education. This is for teachers and administrators to access and adapt in online learning environments.
Amplifier connects your classroom and students to a wider community with tools that integrate arts and social change. Join them in their mission to amplify art, dialogue, and cross-cultural conversation.
The “Distance Learning Academy of the Classics” created by this acclaimed outdoor Shakespeare festival offers classes in acting technique, theatrical history, dramaturgy, music, dance, even classical hairdressing
A six-part webinar series for teachers on the newly-adopted 2019 California Arts Standards. These webinars feature county office of education Arts Leads and TCAP Teacher Leaders addressing what’s new and challenging.
The Art of Education University offers a free weekly seminar on teaching art online in the time of COVID-19. The webinar covers everything from fostering creativity online to practicing mindfulness.