Denver-based nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom has launched a new, resource-rich webpage dedicated to distance learning on its site. This timely new distance-learning page offers a variety of free resources to keep kids, teens, and adults engaged and learning through pop culture — even when they are unable to physically attend a class, workshop, or in-person educational opportunity.
The Pop Culture Classroom Distance Learning page (new resources are added each week) includes:
- Resource videos and blog posts for parents and educators on topics like art, gaming, and storytelling for comic books and other pop culture
- On-demand versions of live-streamed drawing courses and other creative workshops
- Free educational comics and curriculum
In addition, Pop Culture Classroom is posting FREE live stream workshops on their Facebook page with a focus on drawing and storytelling.
New workshops will be added weekly and each workshop is led by Pop Culture Classroom educators who will lead participants through a guided drawing lesson and discussion on why the content in the lesson is important to drawing and storytelling.
These videos are FREE for anyone and are appropriate for kids in grades 3 and up. Upcoming and current lessons are:
- Drawing anatomy (posted)
- Creating Compelling Characters (posted)
- Drawing action
Pop Culture Classroom hopes that these workshops will highlight the educational opportunities and content that lie within pop culture, and will help keep children’s minds sharp as they engage with pop culture.
Further, the workshops serve as an opportunity to highlight the artistry and artistic components that go into the creation of pop culture mediums.
The effort is part of a wider organizational commitment to service and community, which includes dramatically expanded resources for parents, educators, and fans of pop culture for Pop Culture Classroom and an enhanced focus on community connection and gratitude to real-life heroes.