Creating Art Basics

The basic beginnings of drawing and color. You will learn to draw anything you see reasonably well.
  • Lectures 34
  • Video 3 Hours
  • Skill level beginner level
  • Languages English
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An Art Basics for adults. This course teaches basic contour drawing and color theory. Filmed demonstrations. You will be able to draw anything you want reasonably well with this instruction. Additionally you will learn they basic groundwork for creating your own art. COST IS $10

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  • Over 34 lectures and 2.5 hours of content!
  • Draw what they see reasonably well.

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Section 1: My First Section
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  YOU MUST SPEND AN HOUR OR MORE A DAY TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS COURSE.   HAVE FUN AND PRACTICE YOUR CONTOUR DRAWING.  YOU MAY SEND ME DIGITAL IMAGES OF YOUR FINISHED CREATIONS.  I WILL CHECK MY EMAIL AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAY, USUALLY 6PM CENTRAL TIME (USA).  YOU WILL THEN HAVE ANSWERS TO ANY…
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VIEW THE POWER POINT "THE THREE FORMS OF ART"  THE ANSWERS TO THE LAST SLIDE ARE  1 AND 2 ARE NONOBJECTIVE,  3 AND 5 ARE ABSTRACT AND 4 AND 6 ARE REALISTIC.
Three Forms Of Art - Power Point for Understanding
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COPY THE REALISTIC IMAGE INTO THE BOX UNDER IT. PAY ATTENTION TO THE SPACE BEHIND THE LINES AND SHAPES TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE SHAPES ARE ACCURATE ALSO.

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COPY THE NON OBJECTIVE IMAGE INTO THE BOX UNDER IT AS ACCURATELY AS YOU CAN. THIS WILL TRAIN YOUR EYE AND HAND TO MOVE TOGETHER. PAY ATTENTION TO THE WHITE SHAPES BEHIND THE LINES TO HELP YOU IN YOUR ACCURACY.  TRY NOT TO USE A RULER.

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A VERY WISE ART TEACHER NAMED BETTY EDWARDS WROTE A BOOK CALLED "DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN".  IN THAT BOOK SHE TEACHES THAT THE RIGHT AND LEFT SIDE OF OUR BRAINS PREDOMINANTLY CONTROL DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS.  MOST OF THE ACTIVITY  SUCH AS TALKING AND WRITING A ND DOING MATH,OR WHAT ARE CAL…
Blind Contour Drawing Lesson
04:32
BLIND CONTOUR DRAWING OF THE HAND
03:04
02:43
A demonstration of blind contour drawing technique
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VIEW THE CONTOUR DRAWING POWER POINT PRESENTATION AND THE YOU TUBE DEMONSTRATIONS. MATERIALS USE BOTH SIDES OF THE PAPER REGULAR 9 X 12 DRAWING OR LARGER. CIRCLE YOUR BEST EFFORTS FELT TIP PAPER MATE OR FLAIR MARKER   MAIL ALL OF THESE TOGETHER. SLOW DOWN NOW TO REALLY SEE. DON'T LIFT YOUR PEN HARDL…
20 slides

Click on resources to download the Contour Drawing Powerpoint

Contour Drawing Demonstration
05:09
Continuous Line Contour Drawing Lesson
07:58
Contour Drawing 1
04:35
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IN ART, THE LIGHTNESS AND DARKNESS OF A COLOR IS CALLED "VALUE"  LEARNING TO USE VALUE IS THE KEY TO MAKING OBJECTS LOOK   3DIMENSIONAL VIEW THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION VALUE AND VIEW THE YOU TUBE DEMONSTRATION FIRST BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT THE ASSIGNMENTS ASSIGNMENT # 8 Create a Value Scale showing at l…
VALUE POWER POINT
11 slides
CREATING A VALUE SCALE IN PENCIL
03:14
SHADING A SPHERE WITH PENCIL
08:33
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NOW THAT YOU HAVE PRACTICED CONTOUR DRAWIING AND A LITTLE SHADING, IT'S TIME TO PUT THOSE SKILLS TO THE TEST BY TRYING TO CREATE A REALISTIC DRAWING.  YOU MAY USE YOUR OWN PAPER BAG OR PRINT OUT ONE OF THE PHOTOS THAT I HAVE PROVIDED TO USE.  VIEW THE "IT'S IN THE BAG POWERPOINT BEFORE ATTEMPTING TH…
IT’S IN THE BAG POWER POINT
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Paper Bag 2
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Paper Bag View 1
1 page
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VIEW THE "FORM" POWER POINT,  ON A 9 X 12 PAPER, YOU WILL CREATE YOUR OWN FUNKY FORM PENCIL DRAWING.  IT CAN BE ABSTRACT, OR NON OBJECTIVE, OR REALISTIC. TAKE YOUR TIME SHADING AND HAVE FUN. IT COULD TAKE AS LONG AS TWO WEEKS TO COMPLETE.

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TO LEARN TO DRAW YOU MUST LEARN TO IDENTIFY POSTIVE AND NEGATIVE SPACE.  THIS EXERCISE WILL GIVE YOU PRACTICE IN NOT ONLY LEARNING TO SEPARATE THE TWO BUT ALSO YOU WILL CREATE A PLEASANT DESIGN. ASSIGNMENT #13 PRINT   THE POSITIVE/NEGATIVE SPACE INSTRUCTION SHEET BELOW.  INSTRUCTIONS AND SUPPLIES FO…
ASSIGNMENT POSITIVE/NEGATIVE HAND OUT
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Tints And Shades Instructional Power Point
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    ASSIGNMENT # 14 On a 12" x 18" piece of heavy drawing paper, using a marker, you will draw three sets of boxes consisting of seven boxes each. You will select three tempera or acrylic colors and create three different value scales as shown in the You Tube Demonstration below. Be sure to place yo…
Tints and Shades Painting Demo
03:52
COLOR SCHEME POWER POINT
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ASSIGNMENT #15 AFTER VIEWING THE COLOR SHEME EXAMPLES AND THE COLOR SCHEME POWER POINT, YOU ARE READY TO MAKE YOUR COLOR WHEEL. PRINT OUT THE COLOR WHEEL BLANK BELOW.  USING ONLY A RED, A BLUE , AND A YELLOW, COLORED PENCIL.  COLOR AND LAYER THE COLOR WHEEL. START WITH THE PRIMARY COLORS.  THEN LAYE…
COLOR SCHEME EXAMPLES
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BLANK COLOR WHEEL PRINT OUT
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ASSIGNMENT # 16 MONCHROMATIC PAINTING Select a photo from a magazine of a landscape, person or object.  Choose one color, and mix black and white to make the various tints and shades needed to produce a realistic value portrayal of the subject.  ASSIGNMENT # 17 WARM You may use colored pencils, mark…
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VIEW THE POWER POINT PRESENTATION, "TEXTURE MAKES YOU FEEL SOMETHING"  FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE LAST SLIDE OF THE PRESENTATION FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT

Instructor Biography

Karen Anderson , ONLINE and IN PERSON ART INSTRUCTOR

20 years of classroom teaching in grades K-12. Master Degree in Art Education from the University of Florida. Prior to receiving my Art Education Degree, I was an artist in residence in the Lake Region Area in North Eastern North Dakota. Art is not only what I do for a living, it is how I live my life. Everything you see around you passes through an artist's hand. There is nothing more gratifying than to be able to look at something and recreate it with your own perspective. I hope those that take this art class will experience that same enjoyment.

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