Saturday, 24 December 2016

Artventure - Online Art Lessons

If you have been reading my blog for awhile you will know that I love encouraging independent creativity when it comes to arts and crafts with my children. I always loved art as a student and wanted to encourage my children to explore and express their own creativity through art. So when Kirsty from Artventure asked me to review her amazing online art lessons I had to take a look.   


Kirsty is an Australian artist, a mother of two and the creator of Artventure. Her passion for sharing art has led her to create a wonderful online library of video art lessons to inspire young artist to draw and paint. Artventure is an online (internet access required) collection of almost 250 art lessons that are aimed at primary aged children (5-12 years old). My children are aged eleven, seven and five years old and all three of them have enjoyed using Artventure. I have even enjoyed doing a few art lessons myself!  


The art lessons involve a range of different subject areas such as English, health and physical education, humanities and social science, languages, mathematics, science and the arts. When you open each lesson, you will find links to the curriculum,  learning notes, art tips and the step-by-step tutorial video on how to draw the chosen art work. The photograph below is of my daughter (7) drawing a flower which links in with science as it is all about parts of a flower and what that flower needs in order to grow and survive.  


Each lesson takes about eight to twelve minutes. We like to watch the lesson first before we start our drawing. Each lesson is rated from 1 being easy to 5 being difficult so you have the option of starting off easy, which is what we have done, or selecting something more challenging. 

 
The art materials used for each lesson are simple and inexpensive. You will need paper (A4 or A3), oil pastels, water colour paints and a paint brush. Other materials would include pens, texta/marker pens, pencils and charcoal.


No matter where you are in the world, as long as you have internet access, you are able to sign up for Artventure. Whether you are a parent, scout leader, home educator or teacher, you are able to access Artventure to use with you students/children.


You can have a look at Artventure with their FREE sign-up where you have twenty-four hour access to all the art lessons. Once you have had your free trial, Artventure is available to purchase for:
  • $29 (AUS) for 3 months
  • $49 (AUS) for 6 months
  • $79 (AUS) for 12 months 

 
I was given 12 months access to Artventure however all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own honest views of Artventure.

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