Imagination Fort Worth

Imagination Fort Worth continually focuses on adapting and creating innovative ways to reach our students, teachers, and schools. By transitioning some of our existing programs to an online environment, as well as starting new virtual programming, we hope to give students learning at home or in the classroom equal access to creative educational tools!

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ASL Storytelling (RECORDING)

Grades: Prek-2

This special program features a recording of the telling of a wordless picture book, I Walk with Vanessa by Kerascoët. The story teaches us about kindness and friendship. Tarrant County College’s Sign Interpreting team has taken on the task of interpreting this story using ASL (American Sign Language) and voice. It is a great opportunity to learn about the different ways we communicate and how we can bridge communication gaps through kindness. A supporting curriculum will be sent focusing on kindness, storytelling traditions, and communication.

Kabuki & Samurai (RECORDING)

Grades: 3-12

The curriculum is available in both English and Spanish.

Kabuki & Samurai features the dramatic art of traditional Japanese Kabuki Theatre. Your supporting curriculum includes the history of Kabuki and the Japanese Samurai Warriors. This recorded video features Kent Williams teaching the art of Kabuki Theatre. Explore Japan's culture, traditions, and art in this fun program.

Math and Art Series: Measurement and Scale (RECORDING)

Grades: 3-5

The curriculum is available in both English and Spanish.

Throughout the year, we will offer fun, practical, and creative math lessons. This series is intended to motivate students in math, see the practical math applications and add a little creativity to math-related lessons through creativity.

This project emphasizes basic multiplication through a scaling-up art project. Students will measure a small plastic toy (for example, a 2” dragon) and scale that up through multiplication to draw or sculpt a larger dragon with realistic proportions. Students will learn to use rulers, a geometry compass, and art materials.

Poppies: Celebrating Veterans Day (RECORDING)

Grades: K-5

The curriculum is available in both English and Spanish.

This program features art and writing along with history and appreciation. Students will color a poppy and write a short letter to a veteran while learning about the symbolism and tradition around the poppy over 100 years after it became the symbol of WWI. We recommend sending your poppy letters to veteran organizations such as Honor Flights, which fly veterans from all over the country to DC to see the national monuments of WWII and Vietnam. (Information will be provided)

Science & Art Series: The Art of Fly Fishing (RECORDING)

Grades: K-4

The curriculum is available in both English and Spanish.

Fly fishing is considered an art by many. An integral part of fly fishing and being a successful angler is understanding what the river or body of water is trying to tell you. With a keen eye, you can get a pretty good understanding of what "the story" is, no matter where you are fishing before you make your first cast. Fly fishing guide Ben will show you what the primary bait sources for sport fish are, show how we replicate those bait sources, where they can be found, and how knowing this information and identifying these bait sources (bugs, baitfish, crawfish, frogs) can produce an up-close encounter with some of the nation’s most common, native and sought-after species.

This program includes reading the book “Jangles: A Big Fish Story.” Mixing science, art, and fishing, this program hopes to inspire a love of nature and a motivation to get outside and experience nature firsthand.

Science & Art Series: The Art of Waterways (RECORDING)

Grades: 6-12

The curriculum is available in both English and Spanish.

Middle and High School students will focus on environmental water issues such as plastics in our rivers and oceans and the importance of waterways in our society. This program includes a watershed science presentation by the Trinity River Watershed District and an original video combining science and art, focusing on how oil and water do not mix in the art form of marbleizing and river-inspired color-blocking art.

Sid Richardson Museum: An Adventure in the American West (RECORDING)

The curriculum is available in both English and Spanish.

Take students on an adventure of the American West through the collection of paintings and sculptures at the Sid Richardson Museum. This virtual program includes close-looking activities with works of art, digital lesson plans, and instructions for related art-making.

Grades: K-3

Lower Elementary program focuses on storytelling, word acquisition, the lure of the west, and imagination with a reading by our storybook reader Ms. Esme.

Grades: 4-5

Upper Elementary program focuses on the storyteller's voice, animals of the west, the lure of the west, and a reading by our storybook reader Ms. Esme.

Grades: 6-12
Middle/High School program focuses on The End of the Old West: Realities and Myths, understanding how paintings documented current events of the day, literacy in the form of dime novels from the old west, the lure of the west, and the homestead act.

Storybook PAL Series Pass (RECORDING)

Grades: Prek-2

The curriculum is available in both English and Spanish.

Storybook PAL (Partners in Arts and Literacy) targets early readers from PreK-2nd grade. Each month we feature a new book with two recordings by Ms. Esme the Hat Lady reading each book in English and Spanish, along with a featured art form recording by various teaching artists.

Supporting curriculum is included in English and Spanish with vocabulary, core curriculum, positive peer culture-social emotional learning, and fun projects to enhance the learning experience.

This offering is an annual pass, and we will send you a new set of videos and curriculum support at the beginning of each month. (Sept.-May)

Monthly Schedule (details subject to change)

September: Inspired by the book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, this classic of children’s literature teaches us to be proud of our uniqueness, including our unique names. Ideal for back to school as we learn about our new classmates. Our featured art form with this lesson is vocals with the fantastic opera singer Ms. Colleen!

October: Inspired by the book Gustavo, the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago, this story focuses on showing your talents and finding the courage to put yourself out there! Our featured art form with this lesson is Shadow Puppets with the fantastic Mr. Tomas.

November: Inspired by the book Apt. 3 by Ezra Jack Keats, this book teaches us about not making snap judgments of each other and finding friendships. Our featured art form with this lesson is inspired by the blues music featured in our story; award-winning singer/songwriter John Denny will be your featured artist.

December: Inspired by the book Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf by Greg Wolfe, this story helps us understand that there are different ways people celebrate this season. The very caring Shmelf the elf gets Santa’s seal of approval to become the Hanukkah elf. Our featured art form with this lesson is visual art!

January: Inspired by the book After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santant, our story helps us learn to overcome our fears and trauma. This will ensure that we go on to SOAR in life! Our featured art form with this lesson is theatre with the positive and inspirational Ms. Aaron.

February: Inspired by the book Saving the Day: Garrett Morgan’s Life Changing Invention by Karyn Parsons, this story is based on the life of a young man who is quite a dreamer, always thinking until one-day inspiration hits (literally) right in front of him. Get inspired with our featured art form of photography with Mr. Brandon.

March: Inspired by the book Paletero Man by Lucky Diaz, this colorful and kind story teaches us about community and caring for each other! Our featured art form in this lesson is a dance with our energetic dance specialist Ms. Jenifer!

April: Inspired by the book Firenze’s Light by Jessica Collaco, this story is about not hiding your light! Firenze, the lightning bug, learns how beautiful and unique she is at an art gallery where her new and kind beetle friend has a show. Our featured art form with this lesson is eco art with our art teacher, extraordinaire, Mrs. Gloria!

May: Inspired by the book Mop Rides the Waves of Change by Jaimal Yogis; this surfing tale teaches us to care for our oceans and all the creatures that live there and to channel our anger and frustrations into positivity! Mop and his Coconut Head Band have inspired our featured art form with this lesson, music with famed singer-songwriter John Denny!

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