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Art Resources

“Every artist was first an amateur.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson

HSLDA Consultant Recommend:

Resources for improving art skills:

  • Draw 3D, Emmy award-winning illustrator Mark Kistler offers online step by step drawing lessons.
  • Jon Gnagy Learn to Draw Kit. There are many fine beginning drawing kits; this one is tried and true, proven by decades of success.
  • Perspective Made Simple DVD. Designed for older students (high school), learn the basics of excellent perspective in this accessible DVD.

Art History/Appreciation

  • The Rainbow Resource Center has a large listing of books, DVDs, postcards, stickers, and other creative materials for all ages. View their selection, and if you have any questions about which might be a good fit for your homeschooling needs, call or contact them through their live help chat!

Online Resources

Inspirational sites:

  • For serious art students, following the blogs of professional artists can give you a good feel for what life as a professional would be like, as well as offer you a means of contacting them should you have specific questions. One artist we like is Tim Chambers.
  • See what previous HSLDA Art Contest winners like 2004 winner Adam Nisbett have done since participating. View Adam’s wildlife art at www.adam-nisbett.com, and read more about his passion for God’s creation in the following article: “Homeschooled Artist Wins Two Awards.”
  • HSLDA’s Home School Heartbeat radio program interviewed world-renowned artist Makoto Fujimura in early December. Listen to these short but inspiring episodes in the Home School Heartbeat archives.
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