Posts Tagged ‘drawing’

Free Online Art Classes

October 8th, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, October 8, 2016, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Free Online Art Classes

(www.free-online-art-classes.com/)

Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website provides a large selection of lessons for various art media and methods.

When arriving at today’s link, read about the website creator, Lois DeWitt, a teacher with over 50 years of experience. Then, using the sidebar menu, select your desired lesson from: 

  • Learn Basic Drawing
  • Draw with Pen and Ink
  • Learn Conte Crayon
  • Learn Colored Pencils
  • Learn Oil Pastels
  • Learn Acrylic Painting
  • Learn Oil Painting
  • Learn Collage
  • Learn Printmaking
  • Learned Mixed Media
  • Learn Jewelry making
  • Learn Fabric Painting
  • Learn Water Color

And much more.

Lessons include informative text, images, and videos. If your student is interested in a particular art form, this would be a great place to start to sample different medias and techniques without a huge investment of time only to learn it isn’t for them.

Don’t let the ads distract you from the value of this website–there is a lot of good instruction here.

Browse the Flagler Museum

September 16th, 2016

 

It’s Friday, September 16, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum

(www.flaglermuseum.us/visiting/virtual-tours)

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

 

Enjoy a virtual tour of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Florida with this website. The 75-room, Gilded Age mansion was built as a wedding present to Henry Flagler’s wife and was their winter retreat until his death in 1913.

Use the right side bar menu to navigate to the different floors and rooms: 

  • Whitehall Facade
  • Grand Hall, South Hall
  • Library
  • Music Room
  • Courtyard
  • Billiard Room
  • Grand Ballroom
  • Hotel Addition
  • Breakfast Room, Dining Room
  • Drawing Room
  • Flagler-Kenan History Room
  • Colonial Chamber
  • Bedrooms
  • Silver Maple Room
  • Lace Exhibit
  • Yellow Roses Room
  • Servants Room
  • Morning Room
  • Flagler Kenan Pavilion

Images, texts, and audios provide an overview of each room. When done visiting the rooms, hover over the “Exhibits” link in the top menu, then select either “100 Masterworks” or “Past Exhibits” to keep your museum tour going.

In the 2nd, lower upper menu, choose “Teacher Resources” to find Newspapers In Education tabloids and other guides to use to supplement your tour.

Add this website to your list of stops when studying not only the Gilded Age, but also the history of Florida.

Telescopes, Black Holes and More!

June 21st, 2016

 

It’s Tuesday, June 21, 2016, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Amazing Space

(amazing-space.stsci.edu/)

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

 

Today’s website is courtesy of the Education Group of the Space Telescope Science Institute that promotes “the science and majestic beauty of the universe to the education community.”

When you get to the homepage, you will see an icon menu and a regular menu to the right of it. Use either one to explore this site that includes: 

  • Online Explorations — Interactive games and activities about an array of topics including: the history of telescopes from Galileo to modern observatories; the force of gravity; planning a Hubble servicing mission; comet facts, myths, & legends; black holes and more!
  • The Star Witness — An online newsletter that features the latest news about the Hubble telescope.
  • Educators — Check out the “Resources” that provide an overview of what you’ll find at this website along with recommendations on how to further the learning.

Then at the bottom under “Features”, check out: 

  • Tonight’s Sky — Watch a video about what you can expect to see in the current night sky. An incredible aid for finding constellations, deep sky objects, planets, and celestial events from your own backyard.
  • Homework Help — Not just help, but suggestions for educational research projects about all aspects of space along with interesting facts and trivia.

You say you want more?

Then visit the parent HubbleSite. Here are just some of the activities you’ll find: 

  • Get directions for how to build a model Hubble Telescope.
  • Listen to podcasts about recent space discoveries!
  • Watch a fascinating video presentation about the increasing accuracy of telescopes within the past century!
  • Explore Astronomy — In this section you can take a “Way Out” Quiz and see how far the cow goes after he makes it over the moon; tons of fun, and if you play the entire game, you can register in a drawing to win a prize! You can also play an exciting game called “Black Holes, Gravity’s Relentless Pull!” Watch a video presentation of what happens when galaxies collide.

Color with Leo

April 23rd, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, April 23, 2016, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Color with Leo

(www.colorwithleo.com/index.php)

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

 

Join Leo and learn about the principles of art through lessons, coloring pages, interactive activities and games. Produced by Silva Animation Studio, Inc., this website was founded for “the sole purpose of creating a free, art based, website devoted to develop a child’s artistic instinct.”

There is a large variety of instruction available at this website. Select from the following in the upper menu:

  • Parents & Teachers – Choose from topical lessons about animals, elements and principles of art, seasonal lessons, creating sculptures, and “About Me” lessons.
  • Coloring pages – Printable coloring pages in categories that include “Best Friends”, “Famous Paintings”, “Portraits”, “Seasons & Holidays”, “Puzzles and Activities”, and “Shapes”
  • Art Studio – Interactive games designed to teach skills such as basic shapes, color mixing, online coloring, color matching, drawing and more
  • Games – Play more online games such as “Select the Shape”, “Paint Drip Catch”, “Does Not Belong”, “Complete the Shape”, “Painting Puzzles”, “Mayan Quest” and many more.

This is a bookmark-worthy website that visitors will come back to time after time.

Strathmore 100 Series Youth Project Ideas

March 12th, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, March 12, 2016, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Strathmore 100 Series Youth Project Ideas

(www.strathmoreartist.com/100-series-project-gallery.html)

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

 

Choose from over 20 simple art projects found at this link from the Strathmore Artist Papers website.

Be inspired by activities such as: 

  • Pattern Cat – Black Chalk
  • Glue and Chalk Leaves
  • Dandelion Doodles
  • Henna Hands
  • Torn Paper Animal Collage
  • How to Make a Mola
  • Layered Paper Weaving
  • Textured Owl
  • Mixed Media Seahorse
  • “Wild Thing” Watercolor Monster
  • Winter Birch Trees
  • Shaded Cat
  • Abstract Self Portrait
  • Landscape with Hatching Shading
  • And much more

Each project includes a materials list, instructions, suggested age range, and an estimated time to complete the activity. Most of these projects are geared towards elementary aged students, but click on the Learning/Tools link in the upper menu and locate the Online Workshop Series link to find free online workshops that appear to be for older students and adults. You will need to create a free student account to access these workshops.

Or select the Strathmore YouTube Channel link to find a variety of videos covering topics including: 

  • Visual Journaling
  • Drawing
  • Watercolor Sketching
  • Card Making
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Printmaking
  • And more

Visitors won’t be disappointed spending some time checking out the different projects and information available on this website.

Dissecting Daffodils!

March 1st, 2016

 

It’s Tuesday, March 1, 2016, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

DaffodilUSA.org

(daffodilusa.org/about-ads/youth-program/)

Age Range: 8 and up (Grades 2-12, with parental supervision)

 

This website, sponsored by the American Daffodil Society, offers free, downloadable botany lessons using daffodils, as well as a free “Daffodil Dissection Guide.”

There is terrific information that you can use to enhance learning the science of botany through the common daffodil flower. When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu of links including: 

  • Daffodil Dissection with Photos & Terms “Inner Secrets Revealed” – Two.pdf documents that contain photos and details to conduct a daffodil biology project. This is geared towards a classroom environment, but can also be conducted at home.
  • Daffodil Botany Drawing – Two drawings that identify the parts of a daffodil. Both of these drawing are used in American Daffodil Society judging schools. These drawings are also useful for horticulture biology coursework.
  • Crafts – Making Tissue Daffodils – A fun project that even adults have enjoyed making!
  • A suggested curriculum for school – Project based learning through Daffodils
  • And don’t miss the Daffodil Coloring Pages – Print out 13 pages depicting a variety of daffodils with information about each one. Assemble them all into a fun activity book for your kids – great for home learning or carschooling!
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