Art Lessons for Kids–From the Masters

My daughter Prima is the artist of the family. She’s always sketching, painting, and even constructing 3D projects, like the time she crafted this 3-D elephant out of twist ties and painter’s tape:

I used to bemoan the fact that we couldn’t find an art teacher to help guide Prima’s talents, but now she’s learning art from the masters, thanks to this home-based art program:

The program: Artistic Pursuits.

Don’t let this book’s poorly drawn cover fool you (in fact, I’ll bet it was drawn by a young child who studied it!), these books are excellent. Basically, each lesson introduces the child to a well-known art classic, asks the child to notice certain aspects of that work (color, line, shading, perspective), then teaches the child how to do the same in their own drawing.

To see some sample lessons, click HERE, then scroll down to see the sample pages.

Needless to say, art is one of my daughter’s favorite subjects!

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One response to “Art Lessons for Kids–From the Masters

  1. That elephant just blows me away. It’s one thing to be artistic, it is another to be able to render things in 3D. She has very good spacial reasoning (and makes cute stuff).

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