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November 2, 2011

Welcome to The Art Student! – A free art resource directory for elementary art teachers and students.

Updated Oct. 8, 2015

Artist Biographies for Kids and Lessons Resources
Paint Like Picasso: Art Projects for Kids
Drawing Lessons for Beginners (or Those Who Just Gave Up)
Claude Monet | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources
Albrecht Durer | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources
Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources
Grandma Moses | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources

Free Worksheets
Watercolor Terms | Free Printable Word Search Worksheet
Drawing Terms | Free Printable Word Search Worksheet
Free Famous Artist Word Search Worksheets
Pablo Picasso | Free Word Search Worksheets
Leonardo da Vinci | Free Word Search Worksheet
Georgia O’Keeffe | Free Printable Word Search Worksheet

Free Coloring Pages
Free Art Masterpiece Coloring Pages
Free Bible Coloring Pages
Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors | Free Coloring Page
Mermaids | Free Printable Coloring Pages
Free Coloring Page | Stained Glass Nativity Scene
Bears | Free Printable Coloring Pages
Wooly Mammoth | Free Coloring Page

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Jonah and the Whale | Free Coloring Page

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The Academy of Art University offers a wonderful online video tutorial on the basics of drawing a person’s head from a front view. They take you through understanding the proportions of the head, pencil, paper and eraser types (so your trip to the art store is not so confusing), facial features and expressions.

How to Draw a Face | Video Tutorial from Academy of Art University

 

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Check out this drawing lesson on negative space. It’s an easy to understand introduction to the concept and a big help to in developing strong drawing skills.

Does Negative Space Have a Shape? | Learn to Draw

Drawing Lesson Excerpt:
Let’s take a look at our optical illusion vase again. This time we will be look at what is not there – the “negative space.”

Shapes and spaces are two basic parts of a finished work of art. The two kinds of spaces can be further divided into positive space and negative space. A positive space is a space that is occupied by the thing you are drawing. A negative space is the space around the thing you are drawing.

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 If you think airplanes are cool, you will love learning to draw them. HowStuffWorks.com provides well-planned step-by-step instructions to get you drawing successfully.

Drawing Basics
Drawing a biplane or jet is easy once you understand a a simple concept. Drawing any object begins by breaking the object down into its basic geometric shapes. Begin by lightly sketching those shapes that will help you draw the body, wings, etc. Next, begin to shape these parts of your airplane to make them a little more airplane-like. The rest is just adding the details.

How to Draw Biplanes in 7 Steps
“This easy-to-draw biplane has realistic details that make your drawing authentic. When you’ve perfected this technique, you can fill the skies with your own air show.”

How to Draw Space Shuttles in 7 Steps
“Your space shuttle can travel to the stars and visit distant worlds. Use these step-by-step instructions to create your own space-exploration scenes.”

How to Draw World War II Planes in 7 Steps
“Draw dogfights in the skies with our World War II plane. The step-by-step instructions below make it easy.”

How to Draw Passenger Planes in 5 Steps
“Travel the world in your imagination with this drawing project. Easy step-by-step instructions show you how to draw passenger planes.”

How to Draw Jets in 6 Steps
You’ll be a real quick draw when you master this drawing project. Follow the easy step-by-step instruction below to draw jets, the fastest of all aircraft.

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Any drawing project is more fun if the thing you are drawing is cool! You can print this Spring Fairy Drawing Lesson from the MakingArtFun.com website and then grab a pencil. The instructions are easy to follow, and the end result is a picture kids will love.

Spring Fairy | Free Coloring Page

Drawing Lesson Excerpt:

Instructions
This fairy is a cutie, and is constructed from some very basic geometric shapes. The head is a circle, the wings and dress are triangles, and the legs and arms are not much more than curved lines.

Step 1
Start by sketching these basic shapes. Remember to make your lines light, because you will erase them later.

Get  Spring Fairy Drawing Lesson on MakingArtFun.com

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Any drawing project is more fun if the thing you are drawing is cool! You can print this Retro Robot “Learn to Draw” project from the MakingArtFun.com website and then grab a pencil. The instructions are easy to follow, and the end result is a picture kids will love.

 
Retro Robot | Free Coloring Page

Drawing Lesson Excerpt:

Instructions
This retro-style robot is fun to draw, and is constructed from some very basic geometric shapes. The head, body and feet are rectangles, the claws are circles. The rest is just a bunch of curvy lines.

Step 1
Start by sketching these basic shapes. Remember to make your lines light, because you will erase them later.

Get Retro Robot “Learn to Draw” lesson.

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Any drawing project is more fun if the thing you are drawing is cool! You can print this Penguin “Learn to Draw” project from the MakingArtFun.com website and then grab a pencil. The instructions are easy to follow, and the end result is a picture kids will love.

penguin-coloring-page

Drawing Lesson Excerpt:

Instructions
This penguin is fun to draw, and is constructed from some very basic geometric shapes. The head is a square, the flippers and body are ovals, and the beak and feet are triangles.

Step 1
Start by sketching these basic shapes. Remember to make your lines light, because you will erase them later.

Get Penguin “Learn to Draw” Lesson on MakingArtFun.com

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