The Finds

Free Art Lessons {Roundup From the Archive}

Over the last couple of years we have posted several free art lessons.  Here are a few favorites from the archive, in case you missed them!

Art Appreciation

Monthly Art Appreciation Lessons {Free}Monthly Art Appreciation Lessons {Free}
Twelve wonderfully complete lessons from Concordia University covering Cezanne, Rockwell, Dürer, and several others — one artist each month.  We’ve added additional background information, works, and other resources.

 

Monthly Art Appreciation Lessons Free {Part 2}Monthly Art Appreciation Lessons Free {Part 2}
Another round from Concordia covering Van Gogh, Monet, Millet, Copley, George Catlin, and others — one artist each month.  Again, we’ve added additional background information, works, and other resources.

 

Millet: Masterpieces in Colour {Free eBook & Go-Alongs}Millet: Masterpieces in Colour {Free eBook & Go-Alongs}
A look at the artist and his work.  We’ve added suggestions, selected works, notebooking helps, and other resources.

 

 

Drawing Lessons

12 Free Art Lessons10 Free Art Lessons
The site was updated to add two more lessons, bringing the total to twelve 10-minute video art lessons from John Gnagy along with three free online lessons covering the basics of drawing.

 

What to Draw and How to Draw It {Free eBook}What to Draw and How to Draw It
Free public domain eBook with step-by-step instructions so that “the youngest child may grasp the magic progress of this way of working and he will draw the picture naturally and well.”  A great way to learn to sketch with nature studies!

 

Drawing Made Easy {Free eBook}Drawing Made Easy
Another free public domain eBook by the same author as the one above, and a logical next step in drawing lessons.  Provides step-by-step detail.  Also an excellent choice for those wanting to improve their nature sketches.

 

Drawing for Beginners {Free eBook}Drawing for Beginners {Free eBook}
Robust lessons that provide technical instruction, along with helps on learning to “think” with your brush or pencil.  An entire section is devoted to drawing out-of-doors.

 

 

Other Helps

10 Things to Do With Your Child's Artwork10 Things to Do With Your Child’s Art Work
Now that you have them drawing, what do you do with their masterpieces?