Free Art Lesson Resources
I do not have an art degree and never took art classes beyond the required 8th grade art class. I even got a C in Art in Elementary because my teacher was looking for talent instead of grading on instruction and effort. This really left me with a negative view of art although I have always been very creative. I never learned about Famous Artists, Art Periods, Techniques, or all the fun that art truly can be! What could be better than free art lesson resources?
My children exhausted all the art dvd’s from our local library. It was very nice to set-up the laptop or tablet with a video, lay out all their materials , and let them be free to “have art class”. The only problem was they wouldn’t STOP after one lesson! Oh, no they wanted to finish the entire dvd! Since there is an interest in art I figured I better find more free resources to hone in and sharpen their talents in areas like shading, sketching, perspective, and proper use of materials.
You can learn about ART with a variety of free art lessons from all over the internet! You can learn from home. You can teach your children or you can facilitate a group of children or friend’s while you all take an art adventure together.
Basic Art Lessons
Art Made Easy– has many free art lessons to help you and your child start creating! Be sure to check back on this page — more lessons will be added each month!
Artyfactory -offers free art and design lessons where you can teach yourself how to draw, paint and design by following our illustrated step by step instructions. We are building a growing resource of art lessons, art history notes, ideas and techniques designed to improve your artistic skills and to increase your enjoyment in creating artworks.
Beginner Art Lessons-A solid basis in art theory and media is an excellent starting point for all aspiring artists! These Free Video Art Lessons are aimed at the beginner artist, and cover such basics as color mixing, perspective, and proportion in easy-to-follow instructional videos. Don’t be intimidated: learning art is easy, and you can do it from the comfort of your own home with these fun videos from the World of Art!
Blick-we love those “light bulb” moments when an idea inspires and the creative juices start to flow. Geared for a wide variety of age and skill levels, we offer hundreds of Lesson Plans designed to meet the National Standards for Visual Art Education and bring the value of creativity to any teaching experience. All original. All free. Help yourself!
Fun Art Lessons– plans for classroom, daycare, homeschoolers.
Art projects, art activities, art units for teaching art history and creativity for 4th grade to 8th grade art programs
Kids Art Lessons– Adults aren’t the only art enthusiasts: encourage the creativity of your own young artist and watch their imagination come to life! These Free Video Art Lessons from the World of Art are aimed at children who want to explore their artistic side and just have fun! Join your child in these easy and exciting projects and turn your home into an artistic playground!
Free Pastel Tutorials-We love pastels. Nana has taught us to appreciate how beautiful and easy it is to use them. We even keep them close so we can use them for our nature journal entries.
Teach Art at Home– Free lessons on drawing, perspective, shading, and other techniques for drawing and rendering with various mediums. Lessons range from beginner to advanced concepts.
Tint and Shade Paint Video Tutorial with printable sheet
Watercolor Tutorials– 8 simple lessons from Hearts and Trees
Graduated Tone from Arty Factory
See the Light Art- has a variety of Bible story based art lessons with some basic tips and techniques which are free. There main curriculum dvd’s are not free but definitely worth mentioning for high school art credit! (I’m using are affiliate links in case you want to purchase Art Projects or Art Class.)
Art Journaling & Mixed Media
Art journal videos
Learn Sculpting – Lesson 1 – Clay Modeling
99 Inspirational Art Quotes from Famous Artists– (AD heavy) great for copywork or notebooking page ideas
Concordia University Chicago– Artists and Their Art: Sharing Visual Stories, a tool to promote visual literacy through artwork. Recognizing visual cues in a work of art as well as being aware of the times and conditions in which an artist lived enables students to better interpret its imagery, draw conclusions about its effectiveness, and speak critically about the art. Lessons for grades 1-8!
Masterpiece Monday– Introducing preschoolers to art is not difficult, but it does take a little planning. A visit to the library should provide you with plenty of material. If not, you might consider purchasing a book of masterpieces or artists.
Totally History– artists become famous either for their unique style or the character they exude to the world of art . Beginning with the Renaissance Era, art was transformed, it elevated the value of art and produced a respect it from society that was not there in the past. Art masters became known everywhere, their work were studied during and beyond their lifetime.
Nice list of resources at one place to learn art from yourself.