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Art School for Kids

All ages between 10 and 90 are welcome! Learn basic principals of art, with projects ranging from drawing to painting!
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Created by Roberta Hayes
Last updated 1/2014
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of this course you will be able to draw and paint some really cool pictures!
In this course, you will learn basic art terminology, basic drawing and painting techniques.
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  • I have listed materials needed for each project including: paper, pencils, watercolor and acrylic paints.

This may be called "Art School for Kids", but all ages are welcome! This course includes segments on:

*Art Elements/Art Principles

*Basic Drawing Techniques/Drawing projects

*Basic Watercolor Techniques/Painting projects

*Basic Acrylic Techniques/Painting projects

I have included vocabulary handouts, lists of materials needed for each project, pictures of student examples, and each video includes steps of 'how to' from beginning to end.

You could take your time and do one project a week, for several weeks, or you can do all the projects for a couple hours a day in a week.

Take this course if you have never been good at art, always wanted to draw and paint, or just want to brush up on some new ideas.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course may be geared specifically toward kids, but any age between 10 and 90 will find this informative and interesting.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 14 Lectures Collapse All 14 Lectures 03:45:41
Basic Art Concepts
5 Lectures 01:02:46

The first thing we will cover will be the basic art concepts and art terms so that when I mention something, you’ll know what I’m talking about, so do look over your vocabulary list! Also, take a look at the PowerPoint of student work. As you finish your projects, send me a picture, so I can add it as well. I will update this PowerPoint often so your work can be included.

Preview 00:21

Introduction to class. Overview of Art Elements and Art Principles. First Project: Zentangles

Preview 16:10

Learn about geometric shapes and freeform (organic) shapes. Second Project: Positive/Negative images

Mirroring, Positive, Negative

Before starting this project, do watch the PowerPoint about tessellations.


Optical Illusions
4 Lectures 59:44

Do make sure you check the material and vocabulary list before watching the video.

Pencil Overview

Basic Techniques

Contour Line

1 and 2 point perspective
Color Theory
2 Lectures 21:52

Make sure you look over the vocabulary and materials list before getting started.

Color Wheel

3 Lectures 01:21:18

Make sure you check over the vocabulary and materials list before getting started.

Basic techniques

Monochromatic Moonscape

Vibrant Landscape
About the Instructor
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205 Students
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Professional musician, artist, writer, and teacher

AA Music Education, BS Visual Arts Education, MS Visual Arts Education, MS Language Arts Education, Computer Endorsement, Distance Education Certification, Gifted/Talented Curriculum Development Endorsement, Reading/Literacy Endorsement

I have been teaching one thing or another off-and-on for over 34 years. I taught private music lessons for 21 years (flute and piano), swim lessons and life guarding/CPR for the Red Cross for 8 years, art teacher (HS and elementary) 5 years, music teacher (elementary) 3 years, and reading (elementary) 1 year.    I currently teach the following courses online for Indiana University (10 years), Taylor University (7 years) and Indiana Wesleyan University (10 years): Music and Art history, Art Appreciation, Business Communications 1 & 2, Creative Writing, American Literature, and a professional development course for teachers: Art in the K-12 Classroom.

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