Archive for the ‘art’ category

Colors for Your Little Artist

September 2nd, 2015


It’s Saturday, July 25, 2015, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


The Little Artist (


Age Range: 5-10 (Grades K-5, with parental supervision)


This website offers a terrific introduction to understanding colors in art for young artists in the early elementary grades.
When you get to the site you will see 9 bears of different colors including, blue, red, yellow, orange, purple, green, black, brown and white. Click on any one, and a new screen appears that tells you: 
  • If the color is a primary or secondary color.
  • What happens when you mix that color with another color.
  • The name of several things that are associated with that color.
  • The opposite color on the color wheel.
  • and more!
When you are through learning about the different colors click on “Free Stuff” on the menu at the bottom of the screen. A new page opens with free coloring and painting pages that you can print out. You will also want to click on “Color Wheel” for some good information on what a color wheel is – and instructions on how to make your very own color wheel.

Drawing Lessons from Toad Hollow Studio

April 11th, 2015


It’s Saturday, April 11, 2015, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


Toad Hollow Studio


Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)


This website created by Carol Rosinski, author of Drawing Made Easy: Getting Started, features loads of drawing tutorials. In addition to a few drawing videos and other demonstrations, exercises and tips scattered throughout the website, lessons are available at three levels.
In the Beginning lessons, the author explains some of the following techniques: 
  • From 2D Design To 3D Shape
  • How To Draw A Cat In Four Steps (more or less)
  • Texture Hatching Technique
  • Blind Contour Drawing
  • Draw A Teddy Bear
  • How To Draw Simple Flowers
  • Shading Basics
The intermediate lessons cover the following: 
  • Mindless Drawing
  • Organic Form Gradation
  • Key – What It Is, Why It Matters To Your Drawings, And How To Change It
  • Creating Three Dimensional Form with Value
  • How to Draw a Scallop Shell
  • How to Draw a Shiny Ornament
  • How to Draw a Rose
  • Advanced Shading
The current advance lessons include: 
  • Drawing Texture Technique on Queen Anne’s Lace
  • How to Draw a Horse
  • Sketch a Yarn Ball
Visitors will enjoy the personal style of the lessons and come away with newfound knowledge of pencil drawing techniques.

Hundreds of Art Lessons from That Artist Woman

February 28th, 2015


It’s Saturday, February 28, 2015, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


That Artist Woman


Age Range: All (All grades, children with parental supervision)


This blog from Canadian mom and artist Gail Bartel is a treasure trove of art lessons for children of all ages.
When arriving at her home page, you will find her most recent entries, but if you are looking for specific lessons or projects, use her navigation menu above her posts. Select from: 
  • 3D Sculptural
  • Paint & Paper
  • Textiles
  • Mixed media
  • Art Elements
  • Summer Projects
  • Fall Projects
  • Winter Projects
  • Spring Projects
  • Book/Product Reviews
  • Writing and Visual Arts Projects
Lessons not only include material lists and instructions but also include lots of images of the project not only made by Mrs. Bartel, but also from some of her students (she volunteers at schools) and her own children. Each entry includes a brief commentary from “That Artist Woman” adding personality and pleasantness to every post. In addition to the hundreds of already posted lessons, visitors can subscribe to have the newest posts show up in their RSS feeds or delivered to their email in-box so as to not miss out on anything.

Free Home School Art Lessons

November 15th, 2014


It’s Saturday, November 15, 2014, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:




Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12, with parental supervision)


This site is devoted to providing free art lessons in many mediums to homeschoolers. To get directly to the art lessons simply click on the medium you want to use on the menu that is located on the left side of your screen.
You can choose to have art lessons using:
  • pencil
  • pen & ink
  • color pencil

Other mediums such as Watercolor, Pastel, and Acrylic do not yet provide lessons, but have links to recommended art books. The Oil medium provides a link to another website for lessons.

Click on the medium, then select a lesson. Lessons provide an introduction to the medium along with a list of supplies and materials you should have on hand prior to beginning the lesson. Then, follow the links and click your way through the lesson. The lesson instructions are easy to follow with diagrams, illustrations, and pictures to demonstrate method and technique.

Older students 12 and up should be able to follow the instructions without assistance. Younger students may need some help from Mom or Dad. The site also offers a special section of art activities for kids in K-6.

Parents should probably preview the lessons and assemble the materials needed prior to introducing the lessons to students. Nothing is worse than getting excited about learning art – only to discover you don’t have the materials needed. Plan ahead and your students will learn a lot – and have fun too!

Hundreds of Art Lessons for Kids

October 25th, 2014


It’s Saturday, October 25, 2014, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


Art for Kids Hub


Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)


At this website, you will find hundreds of lessons for drawing, painting, and sculpture and there is even a special category of projects for kids under 5. Created by a dad who wanted to share his ideas and tips with others, lessons are presented in a fun way and most include images and/or a video making following along simple. Many also include downloadable PDF instruction sheets.

Just a small sampling of lessons include:

  • How to Draw:
    • Animals such as a crocodile, chicken, turtle, owl, pig, raccoon, frog, and tiger
    • Dinosaurs like a triceratops, apatosaurus, stegosaurus, dilophosaurus, and pterodactyl
    • Minecraft figures include a ghast and enderman
  • Painting for Kids
    • Animals like a butterfly, ladybug, starfish , seahorse, and a koala
    • A car, a monster, Winnie the Pooh, a snowman
    • A pumpkin, watermelon, and a candy cane
  • Sculpting for Kids
    • Origami box, frog, bat, and fortune teller
    • Pinch pot, coil pot, and slab pot

There are too many to list here.

And don’t limit yourself to the categories at the top of the menu bar. Select the “Archive” link in the sub-menu bar and find a huge list of past lessons. With all of the lessons, downloads, videos, and helpful hints for teaching, this website will quickly become your favorite “go-to” website for art instruction and project ideas.

Create Awesome Artists

September 13th, 2014


It’s Saturday, September 13, 2014, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


Awesome Artists


Age Range: 7-13 (Grades 2-8, with parental supervision)


Learn basic art skills and principles with the help of this colorful website. All of the lessons are downloadable so you can use these anywhere. Lessons can include booklets, posters, games, PowerPoint slideshows, and project ideas.

Choose from the following:

  • The ABCs of Art – The Elements & Principles of Design made simple
  • Keys to Success – Say aloud poems to learn values: respect, kindness…
  • A Mindful of Art – Simple games to learn art terms & examine art works
  • My Materials & Me – Fun cartoon posters on care of art materials & tools
  • Fiber Art – (Still under construction)—
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – A few fun cartoon posters to teach recycling
  • Terrific, Tactile, Texture – A few lessons on combining texture with drawing
  • Collage & Mixed Media – Booklets, lessons & slide shows
  • Crafts & Construction – A few lessons
  • I Can’t Draw…Until I Practice! – Many step by step booklets. Drawing from life is best.
  • Getting Wired – Simple, basic wire sculpture techniques & lessons
  • Clay Creations – Booklet, lessons & examples to work with clay
  • Printmaking – A few simple lessons
  • Painting – A few simple lessons
  • Sculpture – Booklets on general technique and 1 lesson

When you arrive at your destination, simply find your desired lessons, click the link, download, and save the file to your computer. Then, when you are ready to use the activities, just print out what you need and away you go. While these lessons appear to be for upper elementary and middle school, they certainly can be modified for younger or older students.