The ultimate list of free online #art resources for #homeschool

If there is one thing that homeschoolers are looking for – it is free resources! While I love to support great curriculum and homeschool companies, everything we do is on a budget. So my plan over the years has been to start with free resources and invest in quality materials when the need arises.

I’ve been saving links to my Google Drive for a long time. And whenever a fellow homeschool mom would inquire about what resources we use, I would refer to said document. After the list got over 10 pages long, I decided that I needed a new organization system – and an easier way to share!

So while I am moving all my links over to Pearltrees, a visual bookmarking and organization site/app, I am also sharing some of my favorites here. I decided to start with art because it’s one of our favorite topics.

How I use Pearltrees to bookmark #homeschool resources

 

Check out how I use Pearltrees to organize our homeschool bookmarks.

 

Featured Site: We Draw Animals

This site has a fun, easy drawing tutorial for almost every animal on the planet (and some not on the planet)! You can use the tutorials right on the We Draw Animals site or you can download them in pdf file to print and save for later.

The owner of the site has been generous in provided a free squid tutorial just for you! Well, actually she asked me what kind of tutorial I wanted to share and my son immediately asked to draw a squid. You can find a whole bunch of ocean animals to draw on the site.

 

How to draw a squid - a tutorial from wedrawanimals.com

Mega-list of Free Online Art Resources

Tutorials, lessons, and techniques

  • Art for Kids Hub – We originally found this on YouTube and the kids fell in love with their lively drawing videos. Now they have expanded to include a website with free printables, a blog for kids to share their creations, contests, and more.

Check out this fun Jack O’Lantern tutorial:

  • Art Graphica – free lessons in sketching and painting. The site also includes several classic books you can view online.
  • Deep Space Sparkle – amazing lesson and project ideas from an art teacher! Patty doesn’t just dabble in crayons, she uses so many different techniques and themes to really give kids a wide array of experiences.
  • Harrington Harmonies – Stephanie has taught art at homeschool coop and shares several unique art lessons based around famous artists. Peek around her site and you will find even more art inspiration.
  • Hodgepodge – We bought our first chalk pastels because of Nana! These tutorials are great for the whole family. Over 100 free tutorials and the list is growing!
  • Art Projects for Kids – Ideas, inspiration, lessons plans, and more!
  • Drawspace – You must register at the site, but there are free courses that teach basic drawing and sketching techniques. Great for middle or high school!
  • Draw Stuff Real Easy – drawing tutorials on YouTube
  • A nice syllabus and lessons for high school – Art 1
  • How to Draw and Paint – tutorials, tips, videos, and more
  • Incredible Art – You can find lessons plans by grade level along with information about careers in art
  • Concordia University Chicago has a downloadable art curriculum
  • Children’s author and illustrator Jan Brett has a YouTube channel with tutorials
  • Dick Blick – lesson ideas, videos, and downloads from this art supply company
  • Free art lessons from Arty Factory
  • Art Tango has ideas for K-5 art education
  • Free lessons from the Andy Warhol museum
  • Drawing With Shapes
  • Basic Color Theory
  • A wonderful brushes tutorial

Art history, galleries, and viewing art

PBS Learning Media

Discover every kind of art video imaginable from cultural art studies to drawing inspiration at PBS Learning Media. You can search by grade and subject. Most of the videos include support materials for teachers and national education standards.

Art resources from PBS Learning Media

Here are some recommended collections:

Free printables

Free ebooks

Free online classes

If you or your kids have the motivation to do projects on their own, DIY.org is an awesome place to earn badges:

Various sites

  • Crayola – craft ideas, coloring pages, online activities, and lesson plans
  • Kids Think Design – For the child who has ever said they wanted to be a fashion designer, or an architect
  • If you use Chrome for your browser you can Build With Chrome – digital legos!
  • Create your own comics with ToonDo

Make your own digital cartoons with ToonDo

Performing Arts

Need more free resources? Try my Pearltrees collection!

All of my collections on Pearltrees are public and you can browse, share, and save the links and collections.

Looking for even more resources and ideas? Check out my boards on Pinterest.

You can also see how we use Evernote to plan and record our homeschool.

100-things by iHomeschool Network

The iHomeschool Network bloggers are giving you their best lists of 100 homeschool-related things! Check out all the great posts and find more resources and ideas for your educational journey.

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  2. beachbum says:

    I rarely if ever leave a comment on anything but I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate this! I have a homeschooler who LOVES art and I wanted to incorporate more art into our lessons but was having difficulty finding resources that fit. Within minutes I found a plethora of resources that work for us from your list! I also wanted to thank you for introducing me to pearltrees. I love it!

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