|When you get to the site, choose from:
Little ones can't interact with Artyfactory on their own. The content and writing are at an advanced level. (In fact, it is suspect most of the content doubles as MacTaggart's college course material.) But there's tremendous potential here for a creative homeschooler as follows:
- Art Lessons
- Art Appreciation
- Design Lessons
There's a wealth of information here: color theory (both technical stuff like the color wheel and the emotional impact of colors in painting), a thorough overview of African masks and Egyptian hieroglyphs, shading techniques in pen and ink, etc.
- Use it directly as reading or coursework for a high school student.
- Adapt the lessons for younger pupils. The "Pencil Shading" exercises, for example, found under "Pencil Portraits" in the Art Lessons section, would be a fun challenge. The "How to Draw Animals" lessons might work with a talented middle school student, too, but these are no Ed Emberley thumbprints: they require a good eye and a controlled hand.
- Fill in holes in your own knowledge. After spending some time on this site you'll be able to introduce your children to Expressionism paintings and more next time you visit a museum.
NOTE: As always, PARENTS SHOULD PREVIEW the site to determine suitability of content for your own children.