Art instruction. It’s one of those things I always feel like I should be doing more of, but something I am absolutely unqualified to teach. Do you find yourself in the same predicament?
I’ve put together this list of free art lessons my family has been using for a while. Art comes in many forms so by no means is this a complete list but it will give you a good place to start!
Free Online Art Lessons for Homeschoolers
Mr. P Art Studios – Mr. P is my favorite channel on YouTube! Mr. P is a middle school art teacher and he makes awesome art tutorial videos after school. Because he’s a teacher his videos use inexpensive supplies and he teaches in an engaging, funny manner. Mr. P even teaches kids how to care for their supplies. Really great stuff here. This resource is especially great for middle and high schoolers![youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQT1xEwvxDU&w=200&h=113]
Art Hub for Kids is a fantastic YouTube channel that I find charming and amusing. Geared especially for elementary-aged children, Art Hub features free art and craft lessons based on the season and uses inexpensive supplies you probably already have on hand.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye23IkKlc-4&w=200&h=200]
Sakura Color Products is a company known for their great art products, but they also have a fantastic YouTube channel. While there are some video tutorials for younger kids, their channel is perfect for high school students and adults to learn new art skills! There is so much here, from ZenTangles to paper art to calligraphy…[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFKq2ppTJ-Q&w=200&h=150]
Carla Sonheim’s YouTube Channel features many free tutorials, you just have to wade through the shorter advertisement videos to get to them. These lessons seem to be geared toward elementary and middle school students but it’s unique because here you’ll also find interviews with artists, and that’s pretty neat.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=052s13cMlv0&w=200&h=113]
Meg Grooms is a long-time homeschooling mother of 6 children, ranging in age from preschool to married with kids of their own. Always a vagabond at heart, Meg and her family have embraced a slow travel lifestyle and currently call Southern California home. Your guess is as good as hers as to where they’ll end up next.
Meg blogs about secular homeschooling and gameschooling at Homeschool Gameschool.