Online Art lessons for Kids – Art Teaches That – Drawing 1

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Art Teaches That.... is a Unique Online Art Lessons For Kids in a video series created exclusively by a professional artist with world wide experience in painting on site (en plein air) about Unleashing kids imagination with art.  It is a series ​for kids 8 on up.  Learning to Draw from the beginning and exploring some of the Maine Coast and learning about Nature as well.

This Online Art Lessons for Kids is a Virtual Learning Series "Art Teaches That" is a Series for kids to learn not only how to draw but what Art Teaches.
Whether teaching children or just expanding their horizons, don't forget art.

If you have children or grand kids 8+ years of age or
you’re trying to teach your children at home or
just want to expand their horizons, don't forget art.
Art is one of the best things to introduce them to.

What Art Teaches

  • Observation of Nature
  • Patience and Persistence
  • Creative Problem Solving Skills
  • Hand Eye Coordination....
  • Want your child to learn how to solve problems, learn how to analyze. Art can teach you that.
  • Learn how to create something from nothing? Art can teach you that.
  • Learn how to concentrate? Art can teach you that.
  • Learn how to decode complicated thing, break them down into their simplest form then build them back up again? Art can teach you that.

I'm Deborah Chapin, a long time professional artist who's lectured at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and exhibited my paintings worldwide (see CV). I’ve put together a series of videos to start your children off in art, in particular drawing. The goal isn't to make everyone into artists but to learn the skills that art teaches.

What's Included in the Art Teaches That Series Learning to Draw 1

Art Teaches That explores:

  • basics of shading,
  • cast shadow,
  • basic forms,
  • composition,
  • perspective,
  • do exercises with what we learn,
  • do variation on the use of forms
  • seeing it in nature as well as exploring in little field trips to discover what we've learned.

buy a gift card for your kids

This video series consists of 19 lessons for subscribers @ $15/lesson paid annually and have access for a year with access to all other videos added during the year. Art Teaches That Makes a fantastic Christmas Gift for your kids or grand kids. They can also subscribe at $35/month.  Videos can be played on iPad, iPhone, smart TV, computers anywhere basically you can hook up to the net and children can repeat video lessons and practice them anytime they (or you) want.   Each Child is given their own studio room on my private site which they can access and use. Your child will have hours of lessons to follow along, that they can take at their own pace or that you can add to your home schooling schedule. This Christmas open the door to art for your child.

A balanced life full of art and cultural appreciation as well as mindful study of nature is an important part to life and one of the keys to resilience, and a long happy life.  Subscribe Monthly for $35/month.  Purchase as a gift for your children, grandchildren or great grand kids and start Opening their Young Minds with Art.

Examples of Charcoal Drawing:

Annual Pass

Drawing 1 with Deborah Chapin is $15/month billed annually

Monthly Subscription - Drawing 1 with Deborah Chapin is $35/month billed monthly

What's Included Lesson Plan

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Click + sign to see Descriptions and Video Clips (*).

Lesson 1 teaches you about the materials you will need and how to use them, they are very simple and inexpensive.  Which means anyone can choose to learn.  The 2nd half of the lesson are a set of warm up exercises which gets you started.

Drawing 1 with Master Artist Deborah Chapin is $15/month billed annually

Available at Pay What You Want Pricing through November 10th More...

Drawing 1 with Master Artist Deborah Chapin is $35/month billed monthly

Available at Pay What You Want Pricing through November 10th More...


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    to purchase a subscription you go here:
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