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Explore our diverse collection of individual lessons spanning a variety of different art media. Designed to inspire artists of all ages, these lessons offer the flexibility to explore techniques and materials while connecting with different themes and contemporary artworks. Whether you’re experimenting with drawing, watercolors, or sculpture, each lesson can stand alone or be extended into more comprehensive projects. Start exploring today! 

Our Most Popular Lessons

Capturing Weather

Use lines, textures, and shades to describe different types of weather.

Ruth Asawa: Imaginary Trees

Explore watercolor techniques to paint your own imaginary tree. 

Looking for Lines

Discover and draw different types of lines in your home or classroom.

Imaginary Landscapes

Use nature as inspiration to express different thoughts and feelings.

Painting with Watercolors

Explore different ways to paint with watercolors. (Pre-K)

Imaginary Playground Paper Sculptures

Explore different ways to change paper to make a sculpture.

Henry Taylor: Heroes

Draw a portrait of someone you admire, using pose, setting, and details to show why they are important.

Value Exploration

Experiment with creating value in a drawing. (Middle/ High School)

All About Us

Explore drawing and painting a self-portrait.


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