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Free Art Resources for Kids

Hello again! This is Miss Michelle from the Riverfront Library Children’s Department. Last time I posted about some free educational resources for kids. Today I’m going to share some resources to help you run your own art class from your living room. Again, I am inspired by my 5-year–old daughter Charlotte, who loves painting and other art projects.

Beanstalk: Create an account to gain access to online classes in art, science, and more for preschoolers up to age 6. This link goes to a page with art-class videos, but there are classes in other subject areas as well. Supplies needed for each art project are listed so you can gather them before watching the video. (Note: This site is free during the pandemic, but that may change in the future.)

Tate Kids: On the website for the United Kingdom’s famous Tate museum network, kids can learn about artists like Edgar Degas and Andy Warhol, and stylistic schools like Impressionism and Pop Art. There are games, quizzes, and art projects too.

Family Lunch-Together Art: I can’t talk about art resources for kids without sharing the news about our very own weekly event! Take a break from online studies and work to have lunch together while we create a fun art activity every week. Join the meeting via Zoom, or call 1-929-205-6099 (Mtg ID 157 434 238)! Basic supplies to have on hand are pencils, colored pencils, colored markers, watercolor paints (Koolaid powder or food color can be used as a substitute), scissors, wet glue, glue sticks, and old magazines. We won’t use all of these every week, but they are good to have on hand.