Art So We Don't Lose Our Minds!
Weekly Home-Based Art Lessons
For Our Children & the Young at Heart ♥️
Hosted by: Ms. Sweet, Artist & K-8th Grade Art Teacher at J. Paul Taylor Academy
Weekly Art Lessons
Exploring Creativity Together
Lessons will be posted weekly. They will be available Monday of each week.
JPTA Students: Each week: Complete one assignment.
They are always due by Sunday night. Submit to Artsonia.
Click here to login to Artsonia: https://www.artsonia.com/class/access.asp?url=%2Fclass%2Fdefault%2Easp%3F
Our JPTA Virtual Art Gallery: https://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=169779
Week One: Virtual Art Lesson with Ms. Sweet
This is a welcome video, and includes your first official online art lesson with me 😃
JPTA students: This assignment is due by Sunday night.
When you complete it take a photo of it, and submit it to your Artsonia portfolio to the folder titled,
"Video Lesson: Week One: My Feelings as My Animal Self."
Week Two: Virtual Art Lesson with Ms. Sweet
Week Two: Artists are Resourceful and Inventive
"Week Two: Pizza Box Art"
Week Three: Virtual Art Lesson with Ms. Sweet
Week Three: Nature Art, Found Objects, and Homemade Paint
"Week Three: Nature Art"
Week Four: Virtual Art Lesson with Ms. Sweet
Week Four: Drawing Portraits with Pencil
Look here to see portraits made by students your age:
"Week Four: Portrait Drawings"
Week Five: Virtual Art Lesson with Ms. Sweet
Week Five : Art & Science. Artists ask questions, do research, experiment, & explore.
"Week Five: Art & Science"
Week Six: Virtual Art Lesson with Ms. Sweet
Week Six : Junk Drawer Photography: Think About Foreground, Midground, & Background.
For awesome junk drawer photography inspiration
you should watch this video on Artist, Vincent Bal:
When you complete it submit your photograph/s to your Artsonia portfolio to the folder titled,
"Week Six: Junk Drawer Photography"
Week Seven: Virtual Art Lesson with Ms. Sweet
Week Six : Light & Shadow: Let's Go Shadow Hunting!
If you have not watched this video on "Shadowology" Artist, Vincent Bal, please do:
JPTA students: This assignment is due by Thursday night, before Summer Break! Yay!!!
Submit your completed photograph/s or video to your Artsonia portfolio, to the folder titled,
"Week Seven: Light & Shadow, Shadow Hunting!"
Weekly Art Talk
30 Day Art Challenge
Let's make an artwork together every day for 30 days!
Day One: What's for Dinner?
Use pencil, pen, sharpie... Anything you like. I recommend taking a photo of it, and drawing from there so you can eat it right away! Make it in greyscale, black and white, or color.
Make a cool drawing of what you ate for dinner today. Include the dish and silverware or don't! Make it simple or complicated. Make it YOU.
Today I ate two mini veggie burgers. 😃
PS. Scroll down below for days 15-30...
Day Two: Something From Your Fridge!
Continuing on the food theme... Find something in your fridge to draw! Anything! A ketchup bottle, a vegetable, fruit, or some random old moldy food if you've got some!!!
Make an interesting drawing using pencil, pen, sharpie, marker, colored pencils... Anything you like to draw with. Black and white, greyscale, color...
Make it unique, in your own Artist style!
Day Three: The Nastiest - Nasty Bowl
If you haven't caught on yet... Week One is all about FOOD!
Create an artwork that shows a bowl filled with all foods you think are super disgusting!
Make it 2D or 3D, make a drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, or anything you can dream up! Make it black and white, greyscale, or color... Add text or not!
Make it in your own unique style. Remember... You are the Artist! Show Me Some Nasty!!
Day Four: Ice Cream Cone Madness!
Alrighty... The food theme is about to GET WILD!
Let's all create an artwork of an ice cream cone eating a Popsicle!
As always, 2D or 3D, color, black and white... You choose the medium and materials because...
YOU ARE THE ARTIST!
Day Five: Hybrid Creature Chomp Down!
Create an artwork of a hybrid animal eating something that is not food!
What's a hybrid animal? Well it's when you mix two animals to create a new one such as a sharkaroo (A shark and a kangaroo!)... Or a horcupine (A horse and a porcupine!).
What will your hybrid creature be eating? A sofa? A shoe? 100 shoes?!
Day Six: The Magic Potion!
Imagine you came across a Magic Potion, and you decided to drink it...
Make an artwork showing what would happen if you drank the Magic Potion.
Make it as you feel... 2D or 3D... Use any medium or materials... Have fun.
In my drawing I gain teleportation powers by drinking the Magic Potion!!! Now I can teleport anywhere I please, at any time! Yes!
Day Seven: Something In My Room.
Look around your bedroom and find something interesting or cool to draw.
Make your drawing as detailed as possible. You can add color or make it black and white.
You can use pencil, pen, marker, crayon... Anything you like, but focus on the details!
Day Eight: Time Travel
If you could go backwards or forward in time (and of course be able to come home) ... Where would you go?
To the time of the dinosaurs? To Japan when the Samurai Warriors walked the lands? To the year 3030? To the year 4042? What would the world be like in 4042?
Make an artwork, 2D or 3D, that shows me where you would go if you had time traveling abilities.
Make it color, black and white, or greyscale. Use and medium or materials you would like.
Day Nine: Another Country
Create an artwork that is about another country besides the one you live in.
Look at pictures of this country in books or on the computer. Add lots of interesting details to your artwork and take your time.
Make it 2D or 3D,. It can be color, black and white or greyscale. You can use any materials or medium you like. Have fun with it, and enjoy thinking about this other place as you are working on your art.
Day Ten: Crazy Eye
Make and artwork of an eye. Look n the mirror at your own or look at someone else's eye.
Make your eye out of the ordinary. Make it a crazy eye! Fill it with another world... Any world you like!
Make it 2D or 3D. Color, black and white, or greyscale. Use any medium or materials you like. Get super creative and have fun!
Day 11: View From Your Sofa
Show me the view from your sofa, whatever it is.
Get cozy on your sofa and make an artwork. Do a drawing, make a painting, or a sculpture. Do as you please. Make is in your own Artistic style, which is unique and beautiful, as you are.
Use any medium or materials. Let me see your cozy view!
Day 12: Royalty
Create a detailed crown, tiara, or headdress for a female or a male. Make one from your imagination or look at pictures in books or online. Think royalty!
Make a crown based on a real, historical one from anywhere in the world or a fantasy one from a fantasy place in the past or future.
2D or 3D. Any medium. Any materials. Make it amazing and have fun!
Day 13: Something You Use Everyday!
Create an artwork that shows something you use every single day!
Let's keep it interesting... Let's make art about any item except a computer or phone! Make it interesting. Add some shadows or details. Put it in a cool background.
What do you use every single day???
Make it 2D or 3D. Use any medium or materials. Have fun! Make it a unique and amazing artwork, just as you are unique and amazing!
PS. Scroll down for days 21-30...
Day 14: Insects
Create an artwork of an insect! Add lots of details, like the correct amount of legs... Or mandibles... Make sure to add the correct amount of wings, if it has some...
Look at pictures in books or online, or maybe find some outside to observe.
Make it 2D or 3D. Color or not. Make it in any medium or materials you would like.
Day 15: Swords
Create a really cool sword! If you were a Warrior, what sword would you want?
Look at pictures in books, look online, or use your imagination!
Add lots of details. You can add a background if you want to. Make it in your own style. Make it 2D or 3D. Use any medium or materials. Make it unique because you are a unique Artist!
Day 16: Green... Green... Gorgeous Green...
For today's challenge, let's all make an artwork about something that is green!
Anything at all, as long as it's green! Why green??? Well, because it's my favorite color, that's why!!!
Can't wait to see your green...
2D or 3D. Must have green. Use any medium or materials you like. Be creative. Be unique. Be yourself because you are perfect as you are.
Day 17: Mythological Creatures!
Let's all make an artwork about a mythological creature such as...
Dragons... Hobbits... Abominable Snowmen... Fairies... Phoenixes... Unicorns...
What other mythological creatures can you think of? I can't wait to see yours!
2D or 3D. Color, black and white, or greyscale. Use any medium or materials. Have lots of fun and be super creative with it!
Day 18: One Color Wonder: Monochrome!
What in the world does monochrome mean?
It means ONE COLOR!
In this artwork you can only use ONE COLOR! For example, if you draw on white paper... You can only draw with blue, or only with green.
You can use different TINTS and SHADES of that color. So if you choose red, you can also use lighter (tints) and darker (shades) reds.
If you choose blue, you can also use lighter (tints) and darker (shades) blues, as long as all the colors on your art are all blue.
Make anything you like. 2D or 3D. Use any materials or mediums.
Day 19: Balancing Act!
Make an artwork that has to do with "balance." Balance different objects. Balance animals.
Think about ballerinas balancing in toe shoes. Think about what it feels like when you have to balance many tasks at once. Think about balance beams and standing on one foot.
What does balance mean to you? Make it any way you like. 2D or 3D. Color, black and white, or grey scale. Be creative. Be unique. Have fun.
Day 20: Plant Life
Make an artwork inspired by plants.
Think about plants. What comes to your mind? There are so many amazing plants in this BEAUTIFUL WORLD! ❤️
There are flowers, trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, and mosses...
Do some research. Look outside. Look at the plants in your yard or around your apartment. Investigate. Explore them. Look closely at them. What do you notice?
Look at pictures of favorite plants online or in books. Get inspired by one of the most magnificent living organisms on the Earth: The Plants!
Day 21: What did you do today?
Make an artwork that shows something that you did today. You can pick one thing to make your art about, or you can make a comic strip style artwork that shows all the things you did today from the time you woke up, until you went to bed!
Be creative. Have fun. Add details. 2D or 3D. Use any medium or materials. Color, black and white, or grey scale. Can't wait to see what you did today!
Day 22: Pattern
Make and artwork that shows a pattern. A pattern means that there is a repeated design. You could draw a diamond shape over and over in the same way to make a pattern.
Or you could make a pattern by drawing the same bird over and over...
2D or 3D. Use any medium or materials. Color, black and white or grey scale.
Make it awesome! Pattern, Pattern... Can't wait to see your Pattern!
Day 23: Sweet
Think of something sweet. It can be anything, or even anybody. It could be a dessert, a loved one, something you did for someone or they did for you that was "sweet."
Maybe you have a sweet puppy or love to eat sweet and sour Chinese food!
Show me some SWEET PLEASE! Think of some a sweet moment that brought so much joy to your heart.
2D or 3D. Color, black and white, or greyscale. Use any medium or materials you like.
Day 24: Weird!
Make an artwork, any artwork, about something totally weird!!!!
What can you think of that exists in this world that is super strange and weird? Look in books or online.
There are some really strange creatures, especially deep down in the oceans and seas. Can you think of your own "weird" thing or species to make an artwork about?
2D or 3D. Color, black and white, or greyscale. Use any medium or materials. Show me the weirdest thing you can come up with!
I drew a Plecostomus fish because I just got one in my aquarium. They suction their mouths to the glass and suck algae off. Weirdo Fish!!!
Day 25: Deep Sea
Create an artwork that explores the world deep below the surface of the sea or ocean. Look at pictures of sea creatures, plants, coral reefs, and anything else that lives in the waters of our Earth.
Add a lot of details. Look closely at the colors. Be inspired as you look below the surface into this fascinating water world...
2D or 3D. Color, black and white, or greyscale. Use any medium or materials. Have lots of fun.
Day 26: Close Your Eyes!
Today, let's have some fun! Get your paper and something to draw or paint with. Put your pencil, marker, crayon, or brush in your hand over your paper... And CLOSE YOUR EYES! No cheating!
Make marks on your paper with your eyes closed. Now, open your eyes and see what you've got!
Now, with your eyes open, use your marks to create a cool artwork. Add to the lines you made when you weren't looking. Be inspired by them. Transform them. Be creative. Have fun!
Make it in color, black and white, or greyscale.
Day 27: Melting
Create an artwork about melting... Anything melting. Think about what melting is.
Melting means to become liquified (become a liquid from a solid) by intense heat. So imagine the hot sun melting your favorite ice cream or chocolates.
What else could you imagine melting? A melting face, a melting kitten, a melting house, a melting toy, a melting hand... Imagine it dripping down, as it is so hot from the heat!
Make anything you want melt. Have fun! 2D or 3D. Color, black and white, or greyscale. Any medium or materials.
PS: Mine will be posted shortly, today.
Day 28: Myself As a Cartoon!
Create and artwork that shows you as a cartoon. Make an animated version of yourself. You can create just a portrait (face and shoulders) or your whole body.
Exaggerate certain features, use brighter colors if you like. You can make yourself however you would like.
I cannot wait to see your animated, cartoon version self! Make it 2D or 3D. Color, black and white, or greyscale. Have fun with it. Be totally unique!
Day 29: Dinosaurs!
Who doesn't like dinosaurs???? I love dinosaurs! Create an artwork about a dinosaur... Or the world of the dinosaurs... Look at dinosaur pictures in books or online. Use your imagination.
Show me something cool. Show me some details. Add some shading if you like. Draw the world of these large creatures who existed once so long ago...
Draw one, or more than one. 2D or 3D. Color, black and white, or greyscale. Show me some Dino action!!!
30 Day Art challenge
Day 30: Summer!
This is the last day of the challenge! For all those who have been making art with me through these 30 days!!!
Great job! So proud!
So, for this last one let's make an artwork about Summer since it's almost here!!! I love Summer!
For me, I think about fresh fruits on beautiful sunny, relaxing days. What do you think about? Show me some Summer.
2D or 3D. Color, black and white, or greyscale. Be unique. Do it your way because You Are the Artist!
I am an Artist and the K-8th grade Art Teacher at J. Paul Taylor Academy.
I can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: Tues and Thurs, from 10:30 am - Noon.