Arts and Music Lessons
BrainPOP Lessons organized by Topic. Print topic directory of all BrainPOP movies.
Learn about 1960s folk and protest music, and musicians like Dylan and Seeger!
Tim and Moby talk about the technology that records sound: Cds, mp3s, even cassette tapes!
You want Architecture? We’ve got Modern, Renaissance, Gothic, Tudor--so how do you like your buildings?
Delta, Memphis, or Chicago, they’re all part of a uniquely American form of music—the blues!
Trumpets, tubas, trombones and that guy Miles Davis: They’re beautifully full of hot air!
Everybody’s heard of pixels, images, and lenses—but not everyone knows how photography really works. Tim and Moby do, and you will too.
Take a beat, Daddy-O, and note down some of the basics of musical measures!
Are we on the same wavelength about color? Tim and Moby explain why the grass is green and the sky is blue.
Don’t get too creative with public works, or you’ll get sued for plagiarism! Find out what a copyright is and how it might apply to your everyday life.
Do-si-do through the history of country music, from Patsy Kline to Garth Brooks.
Get a little perspective on the art movement Cubism from Tim, Moby, and Picasso!
Astaire and Rogers have nothing on Tim and Moby: Learn how movement can become art.
From computer-generated storyboards right through stills, images, and story. Tim and Moby have the inside scoop on animated films.
“Exit, pursued by a bear!” Learn about drama through the ages—comedy to tragedy, and ancient Greece through Shakespeare.
From doodling around to shading, stipling, and etching—there's nothing sketchy about this movie on drawing!
Learn all about Elvis Presley, the singer from Memphis, Tennessee who became the King of Rock n' Roll.
Whether a movie’s a documentary, a short, or by Spielberg, they all need three things: Lights! Camera! Action!
Like to draw self-portraits? Learn about the influential Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.
A look at the life and career of the modern artist who brought you flowers, skulls, and beautiful Southwestern skies!
Where do those images on billboards, posters, and tv come from? Let Tim and Moby teach you about graphic design.
From Armstrong to Ellington, and Hughes to Hurston, a time of flowering in African-American culture and arts!
From 1970s block party breakdancing to today’s rhyme moguls, sample this history of hip-hop and rap!
Memories, dreams, creativity, perceptions—All part of the world inside your head.
Impressive that all those little painted brushstrokes started such a big artistic movement.
Bang those tubs, Hepcats! Learn the history and basics of jazz, from syncopation and sax solos to swing and bebop!
Ready for some salsa—minus the chips? How about the merengue, or a tango? Learn about Latin Music and the cultures that inspired it.
This movie paints a picture of the original Renaissance man: sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist, painter and mathematician. Leonardo!
From comedy to mystery to science fiction, stories come in all different types
Meet the trumpet-playing father of jazz, and find out why his nickname was “Satchmo”!
He struggled with deafness but rose above it as composer of the greatest symphonies in classical music.
See how a simple tune can turn into a masterpiece with melody and harmony!
“He’s good but he’s no . . . oh wait, he is Michelangelo!” Learn about the master Italian renaissance sculptor, painter, architect and artist.
Pitch, Octaves, and Harmonies--get the do-re-mi on how music is made!
It started with the cavemen (though they weren’t big on abstracts or acrylics.) Get perspective on one of the world’s oldest art forms.
Tim and Moby snare that rhythm and tell you all about rappin' a percussive beat!
From Daguerreotypes to photojournalism to your school picture (aww!), photography shows us how we live.
Through its use of irony, comics, and Campbell’s soup cans, this 20th-century movement turned the art world on its head.
Become an art detective: Use visual clues to discover all the things you can learn about a person from their portrait.
Not so sharp on finding the beat? We’ll pitch what you need to know about bass, treble, rhythm, and all the do-re-mi!
Learn to use math to scale a drawing so you can create maps, grids, and even buildings that are perfectly proportional.
It’s a relief to have Tim and Moby hammer down some facts about sculpture, from classical busts to surreal carvings.
This movie really resonates! Pluck, strike, and bow your way into the world of stringed instruments.
Dreams, imagination, and the subconscious + World War I, Freud, and Dali. They all add up to create the weird world of Surrealist Art.
Learn all about the Fab Four and their run as one of the most popular rock bands of all time!
From flipbooks to stop-motion, you’ll learn what makes Moby so darn animated!
Learn how to sing, yodel, or rap like a pro in this movie about vocals!