Learn about 10 famous artists—plus easy-to-create art activities in their style!
Laura Gehl’s website includes printable activity kits, printable coloring sheets, and teacher’s guides with writing prompts and activities.
Learn how to draw fun characters – Percy Pelican, Smarty Marty, Roger Rhino, and more. Plus colouring sheets for little ones.
ALOHA FRIDAY ART is a “mixed plate” theme-based STEAMed ingredients: visual art, multicultural kid lit, poetry, a little talk-story, and plenty aloha. New video episodes and posts released every other Friday. Material is geared toward kids ages 4-10 and their families.
Draw a frog.
Fun, self-paced art lessons for kids, taken from successful classroom projects Jonathan Roth has done as an elementary art teacher.
A website for children to learn and make art.
Art Lessons for all ages! Fun drawing and collaging for the whole family. Check back for new content.
Join author/illustrator Kate Fischer and her 4-year-old daughter, Loretta for simple art lessons via Facebook Live! Lots of giggles and giveaways!
YouTube channel featuring child-friendly drawing tutorials, process videos and more! Free coloring sheets, games and yoga activities on Susi’s website.
A video of the author of the wordless book, CHALK, creating a sidewalk drawing with chalk.
Make your own yeti with CINDER YETI picture book author Precious McKenzie.
A quick lesson on how to draw Clyde the Hippo. Kids who share their drawings will have their artwork posted on the website gallery and will receive a sticker, bookmark, and signed bookplate.
Color • Cut • Create! activity packet is a free download featuring paper toy activities found only in the Color-Cut-Create! Superhero activity book. This activity packet is great for STEM-based education.
A coloring book page from Kieren Dutcher’s picture book, CHINESE AND ENGLISH NURSERY RHYMES.
Coloring pages about plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert/Colorado Plateau. A new page will be added every Wednesday.
Starting Monday, 3/23, kids can download a CREATE A CHARACTER activity sheet. Four BLOBS (inspired by real objects) are on each sheet. Kids can turn the BLOBS into any character they like using a medium of their choice. CHARACTER CARDS are available for kids to continue building onto their character with character traits. This activity encourages creativity, imagination, and problem-solving skills. Amy will share her character designs on Friday. Families can check the Blog Archive to see previous designs and Guest Artist’s artwork.
Author-illustrator Kenneth Kraegel will share an illustration step by step so that you and your family can re-create the illustration at home! Join us on Facebook LIVE! March 30 -April 3.
Coloring book pages from Lori Mitchell’s illustrated books and prompts to encourage children to create their own art.
Download a free Discussion/Activity Guide for Mary Cassatt, impressionist painter, western artist Charlie Russell, and Maxfield Parrish.
Printable coloring pages, kid-friendly discussion topics, and writing prompts inspired by DOWNWARD MULE. Jenna will be posting a read-aloud of the zany picture book about community and confidence complete with yoga poses by March 19. Feel free to pause the reading to pose with your posse. Or listen straight through and do the barnyard yoga whenever a break beckons.
Thursday, March 26, 11am – Learn to draw Fire Truck from, FIRE TRUCK VS. DRAGON live with the illustrator! This is a part of a larger project called Stimola LIVE where you will find lots of LIVE steaming events from various authors and illustrators represented by Stimola Literary Studio. Visit here.
During the season of self-isolation that’s come with the Coronavirus, Joe Hox started doing these bi-weekly live demos, sketching different creatures.
Sam shares how to draw characters from her picture book CHICKEN LITTLE, THE REAL AND TOTALLY TRUE TALE.
Learn to draw your favorite animals using simple shapes!
Learn to draw your favorite animals using simple shapes!
Quick off-the-draw character creation drawing video and downloads & kid’s gallery.
On www.radishlane.com/activities-home you will find coloring sheets, book worksheets, and art projects! You can find more information about Rachel on RadishLane.com and RachelDiNunzio.com. Enjoy!
Coloring pages celebrating classic faerie tales and stories sent out weekly every Tuesday.
In 3 real-time videos, Irina’s retelling folktale KOLOBOK utilizing puppets, teaches illustration and air-dry clay sculpting of the main character.
These are easy and fun art activities for children. Activities use materials many already have at home.
These art activities promote fun and creativity and use many materials families already have.
A very simple easy to follow lesson on how to draw a bicycle.
Draw a puffling, a puffin, a whale and more from WHERE ARE YOU, PUFFLING? Read along too!
Learn how to draw animal characters from a step by step activity sheet. Students are encouraged to email their drawings to email@example.com.
Erin Marie Mauterer posts videos of them drawing people’s pets. Very entertaining, and a good way to learn!
This 3 minute video shows how a picture book is made.
Learn how to make a collage with Supriya Kelkar.
Millions of kids create with Howard B. Wigglebottom. Some activities include coloring, writing your own book, and making music.
Downloadable drawing activities for children based on the picture book I LOVE YOU, BUNNY by Alina Surnaite.
Join author and illustrator Katherine Battersby for a weekly video where kids (and anyone who wants to join in!) can draw along with Katherine and learn more about how to create characters and stories.
The KidLit TV team, a group of diverse children’s book authors and illustrators, has created a virtual library of free drawing & writing tutorials, read aloud videos, podcasts, craft & art activities+ made for kids!
Students learn how to draw four characters with expressions that show different emotions. Then settings are drawn and stories emerge!
Join author-illustrator, Lisa Papp, as she draws and paints a SNOWBIRD. Grab some paper, a pencil, watercolors, or crayons.
Join author-illustrator, Lisa Papp, as she demonstrates how to draw and paint a LADYBUG. Grab some paper, a pencil, watercolors, or crayons.
Mini coloring book by Terry Hojnacki helps encourage children to use their imagination while learning about schedules and practicing their coloring skills.
Follow along with me and learn how to draw your very own monster.
Published Illustrator, Beth Peck, describes her process in illustrating children’s books such as MATTHEW AND TILLY and JUST LIKE JOSH GIBSON. Her website shows her sketches for several books.
Follow along from A to Z as illustrator Claire Sedovic shows you how to draw each animal from her debut picture book, ODD ANIMAL ABC’s!
Learn how to make an origami caterpillar from paper like the caterpillars in the origami picture book THE DAY WE WENT TO THE PARK by author-illustrator Linda Stephen. PDF with free written instructions available for download. Watch a YouTube video taught by origami artist and teacher Linda Stephen with step by step instructions on folding a caterpillar from paper. Materials needed: paper, scissors.
Joyce Hesselberth will read her newly released picture book PITTER PATTERN and then show you how to make a Sharpie Tie-dye project with items you may already have around the house!
Create your own clay pictures & crafts using these videos for inspiration!
Come to KFT’s studio and draw along with Katherine Fenn Thomas. Write your own stories! Create your own characters! A new episode will post every week on YouTube. Go to KFTstudio.com to download special drawing paper.
By tracing the shadow of a crumpled piece of paper, children can invent a cast of crazy characters.
Do a drawing each day based on a 1-word prompt. Each drawing connects to the previous one. Created by Greater Boston Illustrators’ Group. Search #storymarch on Instagram to see posts. To view all similar projects, search #authorshelpingkids.
Draw a chickadee.
Learn how to draw monsters and fantasy creatures in a graphic novel style with artist Steve Ellis!
Craft and downloadable coloring pages for THERE WAS AN OLD GATOR WHO SWALLOWED A MOTH. Click on the links to find instructions for the craft, and click on the four coloring pages to download and print them. Enjoy!
Art lessons that help children with stress. Taught by award-winning children’s book artist, Colleen Sgroi.
From the leaping Grabouse nibbling grass to the Dorangodillo swinging through the swamps, join Lauren every week as she shares a new workshop with you to create and design Curious Creatures! Everyone can join in, there’s no age limit or requirements. All you need is a pencil and some paper! Let’s get drawing!
Author-illustrator Dana Sullivan shows kids the kind of shenanigans they can get up to with just a sheet of paper, a doodle, a pen, and maybe a sock.
Learn to draw the cartoon faces using simple shapes and proportions.
Join me at 11 am UK time on Instagram here for free sketching sessions every Monday to Friday.
Join Kelley McMorris as she describes the process of illustrating children’s books.
THE NEW KID is a funny chapter book that deals with friendship, bullying, and learning to take a stand.
These middle grade spooky short stories are great for reading and for teaching story structure and writing to kids. FREE 4/16-20.
Learn to draw the human face in proper proportion, Volume I.
Learn to draw the human face in proper proportion, Volume II: Details.
Series of short articles on the nuts and bolts of picture book illustration for beginners.
Sherry Meidell is posting demonstrations on her YouTube Channel on painting with watercolor.
Art projects anyone can do at home (for kids and adults).
A weekly lesson geared toward art history paired with an art lesson. Bring your paints, pens, and pencils!
Daily coloring pages, sometimes with hidden pictures.
A series of 2-part quick painting demos using crayon, watercolor, and colored pencil.
Paddington Bear illustrator R. W. Alley prepares a pen and ink and watercolor drawing on his studio drawing board.
Crayons aren’t just for coloring books–they can be used to create beautiful fine art drawings! Check out this demonstration.
Brian Lies demonstrates the powdered graphite technique he’s used for black-and-white book illustrations.
Live drawing on Facebook on Fridays starting at 10 am EST.
Free, downloadable coloring pages by Jane Heinrichs.
Learn how to paint with illustrator and artist, Bethany Stahl! Create exciting paintings for the whole family!
Live stream through an illustrator’s process of coming up with ideas for drawings and stories using abstract shapes as starting points for the imagination to wander. 20-30 minutes long. Every Wednesday, at 10 am.
Free downloads with coloring pages and how to draw activity sheets: Subscribe to Moments to Marvel Newsletter for a monthly spark of inspiration that includes a Tiny Tale from Acorn Meadow, art activity, quote and word of the month to nurture curiosity, creativity, and imagination.
Join author and illustrator Sandra Dumais at her kitchen table for fun drawing and art classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays on Instagram Live! 2pm, @moonandsparrow
Join Charles Santoso as he shows kids (and adults) various ways to draw different animals, creatures, and characters from imagination and books.
Create your own modeling clay masterpieces with these tips and techniques shared by illustrator Barbara Reid.
Russ Cox is drawing live on Facebook every Friday at 10 am EST.
Paint your own colour wheel using acrylic or gouache paints.
Drawing with powdered graphite is a great way to make quick shadows and tones–and it’s easy!
Daily photos on Instagram to act as writing prompts.
Take your empty glass bottles and repurpose them into beautiful vases!
A free 6-week guided online art course for children. Content link available on Samantha van Riet’s website under FREE CONTENT.
Parents tweet their children’s idea. Illustrators draw it.
Sandy Steen Bartholomew put both the full version of my kid’s book, which teaches Zentangle, and a behind-the-scenes version of the book, online for free download.