Exploring the Elements of Art with Kids at Home

Explore creating art focused on the Elements of Art in an At Home Learning setting, perfect for Homeschooling or Distance Learning. This blog post has art projects and lessons for experimenting with Line, Value, Mixing Colors, and Texture with unexpected art mediums you already have in your home (that you just didn’t realize you have).

The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.

Paul Strand

Line Art with Skewers or Tooth Picks

Use skewers or tooth picks or other toys or materials around the house (like K’nex or Zip Ties) to layer and turn into line art. The way you layer can have different effects so play around the with mediums and try different things. Can you make your composition look happy? Whimsical? Angry? Can you turn it into a bird? A nest? A tree? Have kids take a picture with a device for an ever-lasting work of art that explores the element of art: line.

Explore creating art focused on the Elements of Art in an At Home Learning setting, perfect for Homeschooling or Distance Learning. This blog post has art projects and lessons for experimenting with Line, Value, Mixing Colors, and Texture with unexpected art mediums you already have in your home (that you just didn't realize you have).

Food Color, Color Mixing Painting

Use your food coloring in your cupboard to make watercolor paints! Watch my video where I teach kids how to make their own Primary Color, watercolor paints with food coloring, then they learn to mix the primaries into Secondary Colors. This is a perfect, at-home Element of Art: Color lesson! Home Schooling and Distance Learning will be a breeze when you use what art mediums you have around you.

I love painting with Bamboo paint brushes. This is a great set to use if you need versatile paint brushes for your home.

Explore creating art focused on the Elements of Art in an At Home Learning setting, perfect for Homeschooling or Distance Learning. This blog post has art projects and lessons for experimenting with Line, Value, Mixing Colors, and Texture with unexpected art mediums you already have in your home (that you just didn't realize you have).

Value Scales with Coffee or Tea

In this tutorial, you can use left-over coffee or tea to paint a value scale! Perfect for exploring the Element of Art: Value at home for homeschooling or distance learning.


Texture Photography Scavenger Hunt

For an at home photography scavenger hunt and Element of Art: Texture lesson, have kids use a device to take pictures (or simply draw with pencil) different types of textures found in their home.

Check out some of these examples that I created! Texture is EVERYWHERE!

Explore creating art focused on the Elements of Art in an At Home Learning setting, perfect for Homeschooling or Distance Learning. This blog post has art projects and lessons for experimenting with Line, Value, Mixing Colors, and Texture with unexpected art mediums you already have in your home (that you just didn't realize you have).
Explore creating art focused on the Elements of Art in an At Home Learning setting, perfect for Homeschooling or Distance Learning. This blog post has art projects and lessons for experimenting with Line, Value, Mixing Colors, and Texture with unexpected art mediums you already have in your home (that you just didn't realize you have).
Explore creating art focused on the Elements of Art in an At Home Learning setting, perfect for Homeschooling or Distance Learning. This blog post has art projects and lessons for experimenting with Line, Value, Mixing Colors, and Texture with unexpected art mediums you already have in your home (that you just didn't realize you have).
Explore creating art focused on the Elements of Art in an At Home Learning setting, perfect for Homeschooling or Distance Learning. This blog post has art projects and lessons for experimenting with Line, Value, Mixing Colors, and Texture with unexpected art mediums you already have in your home (that you just didn't realize you have).
Explore creating art focused on the Elements of Art in an At Home Learning setting, perfect for Homeschooling or Distance Learning. This blog post has art projects and lessons for experimenting with Line, Value, Mixing Colors, and Texture with unexpected art mediums you already have in your home (that you just didn't realize you have).

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Texture Fruits & Veggies

Take a look at this YouTube video I created that explores creating unusual texture on cartoon fruits and Veggies! Kids can use any mediums or materials they have for this tutorial!


8 Free Art Worksheets for Exploring Art at Home

Click here to download free art worksheets that you can print to allow kids to explore art at home!


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Supplies for At Home Art Exploration

Once you’ve explored and had fun creating with supplies that are in your cupboard, you can always try investing in some art mediums and materials to help you create more intricate artworks at home. These are some of my favorite finds on Amazon and Blick Art Supplies!

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Explore creating art focused on the Elements of Art in an At Home Learning setting, perfect for Homeschooling or Distance Learning. This blog post has art projects and lessons for experimenting with Line, Value, Mixing Colors, and Texture with unexpected art mediums you already have in your home (that you just didn't realize you have).

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