Arts – Crafts

Watercolor Lessons

I found a blog, Art Lessons from Homeschool Twins. They share their thoughts on watercolor, art, drawing,painting,pencil and shading. Visit them here: Art Lessons from Homeschool Twins
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The Coastal America Ocean Art Contest

The Aquarium of the Pacific is happy to announce a nation-wide contest aimed at increasing ocean literacy in our youth and the general public: The Coastal America Ocean Art Contest Students of all ages, from kindergarten through the university level, are encouraged to submit work to express the importance of the ocean, and have...
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Cardboard Castles

Cardboard fairy-tale castles made completely out of recycled materials! Complete instructions from the site builder, who says: “Well, ok, we did have to buy some spray paint, brown wrapping tape, and ribbon. Everything else we had around the house. Our castles were fairly large (several photos of their creation are included). You can make...
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Artist’s Toolkit

This interactive artist’s toolkit from the Minneapolis Institute of Art offers opportunities to learn about the elements and prinicples of art. Minneapolis Institute Artist’s Toolkit
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GIRLSENSE.COM – A POSITIVE PLACE FOR TWEEN AND TEEN GIRLSFrom creating virtual fashion boutiques with “E-Boutique,” to designing a unique line of clothing, over 11.8 million members have become inspired, creating their own experience on the site.(WILMINGTON, DE) January 2008 – What started off as an educational website for young children has evolved into...
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Art technique demos..

Life Time of Color offers the following technique demos at their site: 3D Forms Blind Contour Contour Drawing Crayon Etchings Face Proportions Face Shapes Making Shapes / 3D Forms One-Point Perspective Practicing Perspective Practicing Portraits Shades and Tints Thumbnail Sketches Softening Prismacolor with Tissue Paper Two Point Perspective What’s Wrong Portrait Color Wheel Paint...
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It is always fun to make paper snowflakes. These sites offer instructions for making paper snowflakes: How to Make a 3D Paper Snowflake from wikiHow Make a Paper Snowflake or a Snowflake Card from Enchanted Learning Make a snowflake from Symmetry Webquest Here are some sites where you can make snowflakes virtually: Make a...
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More Arts and Crafts Resources

If HEM Takes a Closer Look at Arts and Crafts has sparked an interest, you might consider exploring a few of these favorite resources from HEM’s Guide to Resources. *** Artisit to Artist Contest Craft Books Innovative New Resource Made By A Homeschool Family Looking for some “Good Stuff” for a learning project for...
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Innovative New Resource Made By A Homeschool Family

“A homeschool family in BC, Canada, has made a new and innovative resource for other homeschool families. Jon and Angela Seanor offer the first completely safe way for children as young as four to email their art and automatically create their own private online art gallery. This allows children the freedom to email their...
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“Film School and Beyond”

Would you like to get into film school, make the most of your education, and go on to make that movie you’ve always dreamt of making? It’s possible when you know which steps to take.Over three hundred past and current film students from around the country were asked to discuss their experiences in and...
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