We’ve put together a few resources to get your kids started on their art history study.
- Dr. Christopher L.C.E. Whitcombe has a huge list of links to the art from a variety of regions and time periods: http://arthistoryresources.net/ARTHLinks.html
- Art History Teaching Resources includes links to resources and lesson plans: http://arthistoryteachingresources.org/
- The University of Kansas’ library lists a number of different resources: https://lib.ku.edu/locations/art-and-architecture/electronic-resources/art
- Leonardo da Vinci: 197 Drawings https://amzn.to/33SRoBn
- Art for Kids Hub has a free youtube channel and a pay subscription to ditch the ads and get off of YouTube. Simple and easy to follow lessons make this a great resource. https://www.artforkidshub.com/how-to-draw/
- Jerry’s Artarama is an online supplier of art supplies, but they also have a fabulous lesson archive. https://www.jerrysartarama.com/free-art-instruction-videos/skill-level/kids
- Dick Blick has lesson plans and a terrific educator discount that they also offer to homeschool families. https://www.dickblick.com/educators/
For kids who are more serious about learning drawing and painting techniques, there are a few membership or pay-per-class sites too:
- The Virtual Instructor: https://thevirtualinstructor.com/members/
- Online Art Lessons: https://onlineartlessons.com/
- Artists’ Network: https://www.artistsnetwork.com/
As you can see, there is no shortage of inspiration or lessons to be found on art, art history, and more. The internet is a strange and sometimes wonderful place!