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Art mini course, Learn art skills in 9 lessons


Learn Art Skills in 9 Lessons, Art Mini-Course



A nice wall pocket can be done in a half hour or less using the step by step instructions in this demo.

"Art by Accident" is an imagination builder appropriate for any age. Wet in wet effects become the idea source for imaginative subjects added later.

Turn 2 dimensional shapes into 3 dimensional masses or volumes by adding surfaces and tonality to suggest light and shadow

Breakup design series teaches the skills of mixing color and neatly applying paint to areas.

Hand built assembled clay
projects - 8th Grade Art
Clay Activities

Interpret an interesting picture composition. After pencil-drawing the areas, Interpret each space for darkness, detail, and soft versus hard edges.

Step by step demo on making
a personal symbols
wall plaque, using stamps
and add-ons

High Creation Standards for
Grade 8: Above a personal symbol abstraction using dominant & accent colors.

ART SKILLS - - There are many art skills which can be taught and develope with use and practice. Here are some of these.

This page shows almost all available lesson links

GOOD STUDENT ART - - Some recent art work done by students in the Pinkmeister's classes

Drawing the human body in proportion can be done in a variety of ways. Figure drawing builds the skill of accurately drawing from observation.

Pictures are comprised of areas, each of these areas contribute to a good drawing or painting

Draw the human face using guide lines; three views include front, profile and 3 quarter views

Compare the work of two artists. Compare method and expressive qualities as well as design features and visual elements

"Near and Far" This demo teaches simple perspective; Overlapping, size changes, and the use of horizon - a reference to distance

Slab built clay projects for high school and middle school. Decorated and assembled bases, sides and decorative elements.

Learn about master artists like Vincent VanGogh, Claude Monet or Pablo Picasso.

Design and composition lesson defines terms like repetition, contrast, emphasis, etc.

Why teach art in school?
Plus other topics on art and culture.


Every thing about anything related to art, artist, and culture Presented in any interesting way

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Art Skills, Skills for Art Proficiency

Basics of Composition

Art Work by Wheaton Students

Art Lessons, 2dto3d, 

3 Challenges of The Creative Process

Art Class,  Independent Advanced Art


Art?? Why Art in School

Pinkmeister's Art Links

Beginning A Picture, Checklist

Class 7, design, " breakup"

Easy Clay Projects

Additional Clay Designs slab and coil

Detail Assignment add visual richness as well as defining the subject


Figure poses from class models

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Minnesota -Education-Links

Map Art Class 7

Map Art Class 8

Map Art S1 Draw

Map Art S2 Color

Grad Standards Art

Art-Smart Know things

Turn 2d to 3d

Drawing Warm ups

Art Skills Map for Teachers

Ideas that follow Themes

Art Links

Art Links 2

Art Links 3

Art Links 4

To Aspiring Artists

 Painting and Color  Assignments

How do I begin a picture?


3D studio offers this mask project. Here are step by step samples

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Paint Mix Paint to Edges

Abstraction 1

Achievement Standard

Advanced Independent

Analyze Art

Art Skills Map

Art Curriculum

Art Expresses Ideas

Art k-12 Value of Art

Pinkmeister's Art Ideas Concepts & Aids

Art Map 3d

Art Skills

Art Skills Map

Art Smart

Wheaton HS Pinkmeister  Homepage

Basics of Composition

More about Composition

Fantasy & Imagination, Exercises 


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Art Class, Themes Styles

Students at Work or - -

Art Class 7, 8 Assignments

Learning to Look at Art, Part one

Learning to Look at Art, Part Two

Pinkmeister's Art Links to some Great Art on Net

3D & Sculpture

3D Terms

3 Creative Tasks

Judging  Good Art?


Developing Ideas for Art

Picture Analysis

Development in Art

Picture Analysis How to look at Art 

Organization in Art

Cropping, finding a Picture Inside a Picture

Index of Design Lessons

 Detail:  Small Items of Interest in your Pictures 

 Discovery &  Invention things which enhance creativity

  Drawing Assignments, 

Design 1, Break up space