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Lucy Loves Art

Learn how to be an artist by exploring different art concepts and activities!
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What Will I Learn?
Understand basic principles in color theory
Identify elements of art
Increase art appreciation through exploring art history
Inspire at-home art project ideas
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  • Art supplies such as glue, crayons, air-dry clay, chalk pastel, watercolor, etc.

This course is designed for children and educators interested in learning about art with the famous cat, Lucy, and art teacher, Krista Schumacher. "Lucy Loves Art" will engage your child or students through several videos. The videos teach children about different art elements such as color and line, famous artists such as Van Gogh and Wyland, and provide different art activity ideas! The videos are quick, engaging, and educational for children ages 5 to 15+. Some of the videos briefly demonstrate the project, while others walk children through the entire length of the lesson.

Included in this courses are the following videos:

  1. Introduction to Color: Lucy learns about basic color theory
  2. Warm & Cool Colors: Lucy learns the difference between warm and cool colors
  3. Line: Lucy learns line is an element of art
  4. The Dot Activity: Lucy shares an art activity for you and your child to do at home to unleash creativity
  5. Cave Art: Lucy brings us back in time to explore cave art (art project idea included!)
  6. Wyland: Lucy introduces us to American environmental artist, Robert Wyland
  7. Starry Night: Lucy teaches us about the different elements of art in Van Gogh's "Starry Night" and create oil pastel masterpiece
  8. Van Gogh Watercolor: Lucy learns how to recreate Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" with watercolor paint
  9. Wayne Thiebaud Clay Project: Lucy learns about American artist, Wayne Thiebaud and create different dessert items from clay and paints them
  10. Pumpkin Painting: Lucy learns how to draw and paint a pumpkin
  11. Value Pumpkins: Lucy learns about value, as an element of art, by drawing pumpkin
  12. Chalk Pastel Snowman: Lucy creates chalk pastel snowman

Materials *Please note: these materials are recommended and can be altered depending on the art project.

  • Sheets of paper (including brown & blue construction paper)
  • Crayons
  • A "dot" of construction paper
  • Glue
  • Oil Pastels
  • Watercolors
  • Crayola Air-Dry Clay
  • Charcoal pencils
  • Tempera paint: yellow, white, and red
  • Chalk pastel
  • Pastel pencils
Who is the target audience?
  • Art educators
  • Children interested in art ages 5-15+
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 13 Lectures Collapse All 13 Lectures 01:11:05
Introduction to Lucy Loves Art
1 Lecture 00:53

Welcome! Lucy Loves Art is an an educational video series designed to enrich art teachers, parents, and children in their visual art development. Lucy, Schumacher's cat, is a favorite among her art students.

Preview 00:53
Let's Get Creative
1 Lecture 02:05

Lucy learns to unleash her creativity with the story, The Dot.

Recommended materials:

"The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds
Sheet of paper
A dot cutout of construction paper

Preview 02:05
Elements of Art
3 Lectures 08:00

Lucy learns about line as an element of art!

Preview 01:28

Lucy learns about mixing primary colors, the color wheel, values including shades and tints, and much more!

Preview 03:05

Lucy reviews color theory and learns about warm versus cool colors!

Preview 03:27
Art Appreciation
5 Lectures 34:53

Lucy learns about Robert Wyland, American Environmental Artist.


Lucy learns about the elements of art in Van Gogh's "Starry Night" and makes her own oil pastel Starry Night picture.

Recommended materials:

Sheet of paper
Oil Pastels

Starry Night

Lucy learns how to recreate Van Gogh's "Sunflowers."

Recommended materials:

Watercolor paper
Black Crayon

Van Gogh Watercolors

Lucy learns about Wayne Thiebaud and makes various dessert items out of clay and paints them!

Recommend materials:

Crayola Air-Dry Clay Acrylic Paint & Brushes Plastic Utensils

Wayne Thiebaud-inspired Clay "Bake Sale" Project

Lucy goes back in time to learn about cave art!

Recommended materials:

Brown construction paper
Charcoal pencils

Cave Art
Fall Art Activities
2 Lectures 06:18

Lucy learns how to add value when drawing a pumpkin!

Recommended materials:

Paper (any color will work)


Value Pumpkins

Lucy learns how to do a pumpkin painting!

Recommended materials:


Tempera paint: yellow, white, and red

Pumpkin Paintings
Winter Art Projects
1 Lecture 18:56

Lucy learns how to create chalk pastel snowman!

Recommended materials:

Chalk pastel

Pastel pencils

Half sheet of blue paper

Chalk Pastel Snowman
About the Instructor
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Schumacher is an oil painter, art teacher, and creator of the art education series: Lucy Loves Art. Lucy Loves Art is an educational video series designed to enrich art teachers, parents, and children in their visual art development. Lucy, Schumacher's cat, is a favorite among her 760+ art students. Schumacher is an elementary school art teacher in Florida and enjoys integrating art and technology.

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