March 22, 2020 Academics

Siouxland teachers offering art lessons on YouTube while schools are closed

Mrs. Weltz Art Lessons

Students from the Sioux City Community School District are out of school for now.

But, that isn’t stopping their art teachers from offering class remotely.

Melanie Weltz, an art teacher at Morningside Elementary, started a YouTube channel called “MrsWeltzArt” to offer students art lessons while they are out of school because of the Coronavirus.

Now, several other art teachers are joining the effort.

The teachers upload videos so their students can follow along and make fun and creative art projects together like they would in a normal class setting.

“Most of us are completely out of our comfort zone out in front of a camera, these are simply because we miss our students, we care about them and we wanted to make this for them, for the parents again just an extra tool for them to have during these times,” said Mario Melo, Loess Hills Elementary Art Teacher.

He also says the resource is for anyone to use, even if they’re not from the Sioux City Community School District.

For more information on how you can use this tool click here.

View the full coverage by Xava Parra on KTIV.