Artyfactory

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Resource:Artyfactory
Provider:John MacTaggart
Summary:Age Range: 11 and up (Grades 6 and up; children with parental supervision). This ad-supported website includes step-by-step, how-to art lessons. It also offers art appreciation tutorials on topics like "Still Life" or "Animals in Art" or broader "Art Movements."
Description:When you get to the site, choose from:
  • Art Lessons
  • Art Appreciation
  • Design Lessons
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:
  • 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.
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.

NOTE: As always, PARENTS SHOULD PREVIEW the site to determine suitability of content for your own children.
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C A T E G O R I E S
Orientation:General
Subjects:Art
Teaching Methods:Online Interactive
I N T E N D E D   F O R:
Ages:11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18
Grades:6,7,8,9,10,11,12
F O R   M O R E   I N F O R M A T I O N
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