The Finds

Free Art Lessons {Roundup From the Archive}

Discovering Great Artists {Read for Free}
Over the last couple of years we have posted several free art lessons.  Here are a few favorites from the archive, in case you missed them!

Art Appreciation

Monthly Art Appreciation Lessons Free {Part 2}Monthly Art Appreciation Lessons {Free}
Monthly Art Appreciation Lessons Free {Part 2}

No longer available.

 

 

Millet: Masterpieces in Colour {Free eBook & Go-Alongs}Millet: Masterpieces in Colour {Free eBook & Go-Alongs}
A look at the artist and his work.  We’ve added suggestions, selected works, notebooking helps, and other resources.

 

 

Picturing America {Free Art History Lessons}Picturing America {Free Art History Lessons}
Beautiful 130-page Teacher’s Resource book with 20 lessons that explore America through art.

 

 

 

Drawing Lessons

12 Free Art Lessons10 Free Art Lessons
The site was updated to add two more lessons, bringing the total to twelve 10-minute video art lessons from John Gnagy along with three free online lessons covering the basics of drawing.

 

What to Draw and How to Draw It {Free eBook}What to Draw and How to Draw It
Free public domain eBook with step-by-step instructions so that “the youngest child may grasp the magic progress of this way of working and he will draw the picture naturally and well.”  A great way to learn to sketch with nature studies!

 

Drawing Made Easy {Free eBook}Drawing Made Easy
Another free public domain eBook by the same author as the one above, and a logical next step in drawing lessons.  Provides step-by-step detail.  Also an excellent choice for those wanting to improve their nature sketches.

 

Drawing for Beginners {Free eBook}Drawing for Beginners {Free eBook}
Robust lessons that provide technical instruction, along with helps on learning to “think” with your brush or pencil.  An entire section is devoted to drawing out-of-doors.

 

 

Drawing Instruction Series {Free eBooks}Drawing Instruction Series {Free eBooks}
Includes a teachers’ handbook to be used to teach first through third graders drawing and color, a textbook for students in fourth through eighth grades, and finally a complete course in drawing after the rudiments have been taught — all in the public domain.

 

The American Drawing Book {Free eBook}The American Drawing Book {Free eBook}
Subtitled A Manual for the Amateur and Basis of Study for the Professional Artist: Especially Adapted to the use of Public and Private Schools, as well as Home Instruction, this original version is a manual of instruction for the beginner.

 

 

Other Helps

Discovering Great Artists {Read for Free}Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters by MaryAnn F. Kohl and Kim Solga
We frequently recommend this title, and it is occasionally available to read free through Kindle Unlimited.

 

10 Things to Do With Your Child's Artwork10 Things to Do With Your Child’s Art Work
Now that you have them drawing, what do you do with their masterpieces?