Resources for

Visual Art

Check here for ArtsReach lessons, Preschool Art Lab lessons, Sunny Pages and online resources!

ArtsReach Lessons

These lessons are designed with specific ages in mind using a variety of art supplies and techniques and generously provided by our ArtsReach sponsors.  

Kids Projects

Youth Projects

Teen and Senior Projects

  • Color and Value Portrait - PDF
  • Layered Landscape Collage - PDF
  • Origami Book - PDF




PAL (Preschool Art Lab) at Home Lessons

Sunny Pages

Adult Art Workshop Resources

PDFs for lessons from the Art at Home Adult Workshops. These lessons are appropriate for teens as well.

Painted Paper Portraits (April 11, 2020)
General Project Description 
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Secret Window Books (May 16, 2020)
General Project Description
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Triangle Accordion Books (June 20, 2020)
General Project Description
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3


Online Resources Recommended by Arts+ Visual Art Staff

For the whole family and for quiet relaxation:

  • The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross on PBS This is not only a great classic for follow-along painting but also a source of optimism and companionship during these stressful times.
  • Origami for Everyone When all else fails, the simple act of folding paper can be quite relaxing and therapeutic. This website has interesting designs and hosts user-submitted images and instructions.
  • Arts Instructional Resources A national organization, SEADAE, has collected information from all the states and consolidated them in one easy site for those inquiring about arts education.

For getting smaller kids excited about making art:

  • 10 Great Ideas for Kids Kids love tracing their hands and making art. This YouTube video gets very creative with lots of animals you can draw that start out with just tracing your hands!
  • 16 Trucos de Dibujo Creativos Para Niños Enjoy simple painting ideas to do at home with your kids using common household objects. There is no speaking in the video, so it's great for all audiences.

For teens and adults:

  • From Virtual to Reality: A Sculptural Self-Portrait by Jonathan Yeo Studio visits always show the exciting, messy side of an artist’s creative process. This 360º virtual tour of British artist Jonathan Yeo’s painting studio shows how he normally works with paint on canvas, and then explains his current experimentation with virtual 3D painting software. His work is a clever and insightful blend of traditional and digital processes.
  • Line of Action This free site is a go-to for anyone who wants to practice figure drawing without access to a live model. You can choose from a wide variety of reference photos and use a timing feature which approximates the experience of short poses in the studio. Used by comic book artists and illustrators of all types, Line of Action even has great animal photo references.

Virtual Experiences:

  • Virtual Experiences This is a comprehensive list of music and visual art experiences compiled by the ASC.