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Art Student Resources

Art Student Resources

Do your children just love to do art projects? Have you run out of ideas? Sick of cleaning up messes? These art links are just the ticket! Here you will find plenty of helpful art tips, which will keep you and the children busy for many days to come. From drawing lessons, to painting and the many origami designs and patterns, this is one page your family will return to again and again.

If you are anything like me, when it comes to art, I draw a complete blank. If it were not for the Internet, I would be shelling out hundreds of dollars each year, just for craft ideas and projects to do with my son. Be sure to visit the Museum section, many museums offer free days, free craft projects and special on- and off-line activities created especially for children.

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    • KinderArt - Art Lessonsby Andrea & Jantje Ages: 4 - 19The largest collection of free online art lesson plans and art education information on the Internet. With over 800 free art activities, this is your complete all-in-one resource for teaching the arts.Subjects: printouts, activities, crafts, curriculum, recycled objects, homeschoolers

    • Online Art Lessonsby Mark Kistler Ages: 8+Over the past three decades, Mark Kistler has taught millions of children how to draw in 3-D at over seven thousand elementary school assembly workshops around the world, including Australia, Germany, England, Scotland, Mexico and the United States.Subjects: lessons, online, imagination, videos, animated

    • Learning How to Draw and to Draw Cartoons – For Childrenby AllFreelance Ages: 5+Here are drawing lessons for kids - your children can learn how to draw cartoons and other things with these drawing tutorials.Subjects: drawing lessons, tutorials, how-to, crafts, family fun, creativity

    • Learn to Draw & Paintby Interactive Art School Ages: 13+Have you ever watched an artist work and wished you could be an artist or be a better artist or craftsperson? Have you always had an appreciation, an excitement for nature, but no time or funds for artistic lessons?Subjects: online, home schooling, lessons, free, creativity, instruction

    • Talent Teacherby Joe Broome Ages: 10+If you think you don't have talent just start practicing now and before you know it you will. Learn to draw and paint cartoons, landscapes, the human figure, Asian art, anime, seascapes, still life and crafts.Subjects: art lessons, paint, draw, ink, classes

    • Free Online Art Classes!by Lois DeWitt Ages: 5+I have created this website from over fifty years of experience as an art instructor, cookbook author and artist. This website is an ever-expanding series of my step-by-step art lessons and videos. Here is good instruction, rich information and links relating to creativity in many areas including gardening, lighting, homeschooling, travel, aging and cooking. And ALL of these are FREE to you!Subjects: basic drawing, colored pencils, oil, pastels, mixed media, jewelry making, videos, lightingLocation: Wilmington, North Carolina

    • How To Draw Cartoons: The Ultimate in Cartoon Drawing Tutorialsby Caleb Penn Ages: 5+There's definitely some art in creating a 3 or 4 panel comic strip that tells a story and is funny in such a short space. Learn how you can do it using one of the oldest dramatic structures, the three act structure. If you want to delve deeper into creativity and coming up with ideas, here's some resources for you. Learning how to be even more creative is useful in many areas of life outside of drawing too. Subjects: drawings, cartoon, techniques, Silly Idea Generator, sketching basics, creative resources, shapes, Drawing Pencil Hardness, super hero

    • Carve a Free-Form Sculptureby Marilyn J. Brackney Ages: 8+Around the middle of the last century, sculpture began to evolve or change into what we know today as modern sculpture. Artists began working with new materials and "invading" solid forms with voids or holes. Henry Moore, one of the most famous sculptors...Subjects: imagination, lessons, activities, recycling, sculpture, architecture

    • The Figure Drawing LABby R. M. Larmann Ages: 10+This site is devoted to better understanding of the elements that make up the human figure and how to better portray them. It is intended as a resource for artists and art students who work with the human form.Subjects: design, perspective, lectures, exhibitions, art history, human

    • Cartooning: Learn How to Draw Fun & Funny Stuffby Creativity Portal Ages: 10+Comic and cartoon drawing incorporates fine art drawing techniques with caricature and often a sense of humor. Learn how to hone your cartooning skills and find out what it takes to become a successful comic artist from our cartooning resources.Subjects: cartoons, drawing, lessons, free, techniques, skills

    • Drawing Lessons for Kids of All Agesby Cartoon Critters Ages: 3+Cartoon Critters offers coloring pages, online coloring, online games, and mazes. Learn to draw cartoons step by step lessons videos and links to drawing sites.Subjects: coloring pages, coloring, games, cartoons, draw, printable pages

    • Free plans: How to Make a Large Harmonographby Unique Projects Ages: 10+A harmonograph is a pendulum-based drawing board that produces beautiful curvaceous drawings. After you give the large hanging platform a gentle push, gravity works its magic while a pen records the results. Each swing is almost identical...Subjects: how to, drawing, parabola, mathematics, instructions, project

    • Making Hand-Built Coiled Potteryby Tara Prindle Ages: 10+Find simple instructional information about how materials are used by Natives, and detailed background on the history and development of these kinds of Native technologies, showing both the change and continuity from pre-contact times to the present.Subjects: native American Indian, pottery, clay, instructions, technology

    • “ABRASION HOLOGRAPHY" Hand-Drawn Hologramsby William J. Beaty Ages: 8+I've stumbled across a technique for drawing holograms directly upon a plastic plate by hand. It sounds impossible, but I've been sitting on the living room sofa making holographic images of floating polyhedra, words, 3D starfields, opaque objects, etc.Subjects: techniques, holograms, drawing, 3D, instructions

    • Learn to Draw Lessons - Spidermanby Cartoon Critters Ages: 7+Learn how to draw Spiderman, everyone's favorite web-slinging friendly, with these friendly step by step instructions.Subjects: instructions, drawing, Spiderman, pencil, pen, how-to

    • How to draw Cartoonsby Ages: 7+Wouldn't it be cool to know how to draw cartoons in just a few steps? This page full of free online tutorials will show you how to draw everyone from SpongeBob to Snoopy, and Daffy Duck to Dora the Explorer.Subjects: drawing, instructions, cartoon, lessons, sketch

    • Pottery Tutorialby John Hester Ages: 10+The "Pottery Tutorial" is designed for the beginner as a step by step guide to making ceramics. This guide is designed to give you the most basic techniques and some tips. Each Guide has illustrations as well as text to explain each step.Subjects: pottery, ceramics, hand constructed, stoneware, crafts

    • The Van Toonsby John VanDenEykel Ages: 8+How to draw cartoons begins with seeing the geometric shapes in cartoons. The VanToons were designed to be redrawn. There is a simple pattern to building the cartoons. The Author is a self taught cartoonist. He did not start cartooning until he was out of college. The VanToons cartooning method is a natural way for student to be introduced to art.Subjects: cartooning, books, grammar, beginning, how-to

    • Wood Carvers FAQ Pageby Northwest Carvers Association Ages: 10+The following woods are soft and easy to carve, with basswood the preferred wood for beginners: basswood, aspen and butternut. Simple basswood cutouts are available at most craft stores and would be a good "first" project.Subjects: wood carvers, sculpture, whittling, lessons, instructions, how to do it

    • About Life: The Photographs of Dorothea Langeby The J. Paul Getty Trust Ages: 4 - 19Teach your students about the Dust Bowl and the Depression. This curriculum, which focuses on Dorothea Lange and her photography, helps students to visualize history and explore their own creativity through art and writing activities.Subjects: teaching resources, language arts, Dorothea Lange, photography

    • How to cartoon animalsby Chunky Monkey Ages: 8+Here is a series of cartoon lessons that will help you learn how to draw some of your favorite animals. We put our animals in funny scenes. Make up your own scenes, and think of a gag. That's the beginning of a comic strip.Subjects: drawing, instructions, cartoon, animals, lessons, comic strip

    • Stone Carving - Tools of the Tradeby Walter S. Arnold Ages: 13+Stone carving tools have not changed significantly since the technique of forging steel was developed. The pneumatic hammer was introduced between 1885 and 1890, and has pretty much replaced the wooden mallet and iron hammer.Subjects: sculpture, stone carving, tools, craftsmanship, artistry

    • Woodworking Industry Informationby WOODWEB Ages: 10+WOODWEB provides information for the wood industry including woodworking, cabinets, components, woodworking software, wood finishing, cabinet hardware, lumber, plywood, woodworking machinery, suppliers, and tooling.Subjects: woodworking tools, plans, lumber, building, instructions

    • Origins of American Animationby The Library of Congress Ages: 7+The development of early American animation is represented by this collection of 21 animated films and 2 fragments, which spans the years 1900 to 1921. The films include clay, puppet, and cut-out animation, as well as pen drawings.Subjects: animation, films, puppets, 20th Century, development