Welcome to our online Community Classroom! All of the content featured here has been created by some of our amazing program partners, to fill the void left by their onsite programming during this unprecedented time.
Painting, Crafting, Improv, Theatre, Dancing, Singing, and more. ArtHouse provides extracurricular arts education to students all over Halton. And, so that no one misses out on their dynamic brand of arts learning, the playlist below is full of exciting lessons for the kids, with new videos added regularly. Click on the drop-down menu at the top right of the video to see all the available lessons.
Art from the Heart
The Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton
Dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion, supporting cultural development, and encouraging civic engagement, the CCAH has been bringing Caribbean music and education to the Community Classroom participants. With the children now learning from home, they are creating a series of informative and vibrant sessions. Introduce your kids to SteelPan 101.
An alternative, dynamic and engaging approach to music education and exploration. CRASH uses bucket drumming to tie together teamwork, creativity and fun while also learning the basics of music, composition, rhythm and drumming. Be sure to check out each of their five at-home challenges in the playlist below. Click on the drop-down menu at the top right of the video to see all the available lessons.
Halton Environmental Network (HEN)
HEN in partnership with Oakville Ready has put together fun family resources and activities for Community Classroom students and the entire family. Be sure to check out HENs entertaining and idea-stimulating custom home bingo card for a chance to win native seeds. Check here for Movie Parties and more.
Oakville Chamber Orchestra
For over 30 years the Oakville Chamber Orchestra has been exciting audiences with its passionate discovery of chamber ensemble music played in intimate settings with a particular focus on Youth Inspiring Youth. Click on an image below to watch the video.
Create, engage, share! Come join Oakville Galleries educator Erica every Friday at 3:00 pm in Home Studio. You can follow her step-by-step videos to create your own at-home masterpieces!
Start here with Paper Weaving, and follow through to even more lessons on the Home Studio program page.
Taking inspiration from artworks by Louise Noguchi in the Oakville Galleries permanent collection, this art workshop will teach the technique of weaving and encourage the use of recycled paper to make interesting patterns and abstracted images. Weaving is one of the most ancient forms of creativity and design, and this activity will allow young artists to transform that craft into their very own masterpieces!
Oakvillegreen wants you and your family to stay connected with nature, we just have to bee more creative. They believe in the power of environmental education for building greener and stronger communities. Check their website for more resources to help you enjoy nature from home.
For over 50-years the Oakville Symphony has been delighting audiences. As part of the Community Classroom program, they have have been opening up the world of music to young minds in new and innovative ways. Watch here as musicians from OS take you inside their craft.
Community Classroom is made possible by the Oakville Community Foundation in partnership with our program’s Connecting Sponsor Toronto Pearson and grade specific sponsors Ontario Trillium Foundation, Genworth Canada and TD.