Free Homeschool Art Classes: The Ultimate Resource List!
Planning your homeschool art curriculum and wondering if there may be some free homeschool art classes online for your kids? You’re in luck! I’ve created the ultimate resource list of free homeschool art classes and am sharing it with you today!
Homeschooling can be crafted to fit any budget. I’ve seen homeschooling done within a wide range of budgets and can honestly say there are a ton of amazing free homeschooling resources out there! While homeschooling parents would typically have to spend hours upon hours searching the internet for those resources, I’ve taken the reigns and put the time and energy into creating this list of free homeschool art classes so you don’t have to! Instead, use the time to enjoy making memories and doing activities with your family.
Now, this list of free homeschool art classes is just one of my many lists of free homeschool curriculums. When you get a chance, be sure to check out the rest of them. Who knows…you might find your newest favorite free curriculum in one of my lists!
Since there are so many options out there, I’ve organized this list of free homeschool art resources into categories. Whether you’re looking for art classes on YouTube, art classes on TikTok, art websites, (I could go on and on), you can definitely create a robust homeschool art curriculum with the following suggestions!
I intend for this list of free homeschool art classes to be a growing list, so I definitely suggest bookmarking or pinning this article to Pinterest so you can refer to it later on, as I find more and more resources to include.
Before we dive into this, let me just remind you that there is no shame in outsourcing homeschool instruction! One of the many myths of homeschooling is that the parent has to know everything about a content area in order to teach it. Um. No. The resources are out there for a reason. Whether you don’t know much about a subject or literally just don’t want to teach a subject, go ahead and outsource it!
Ok. I’m stepping off my soapbox and getting on with the resources. Here we go!
Homeschool Art Classes on YouTube
Art for Kids Hub
Art for Kids Hub is, hands down, one of my kids favorite art YouTube channels. Drawing tutorials are provided in a easy-to-follow manner and really are lots of fun for a wide range of ages. Playlists are organized in categories such as How to Draw Science, Fall and Autumn Art Lessons for Kids, Community Helpers, How to Draw Sharks for Shark Week, and more, making it super easy to include their art tutorials in unit studies or as curriculum extension activities. If you’re after origami lessons, there are a few of those available as well!
While their YouTube channel is free, they also offer a monthly membership for ad-free lessons.
Mr P Studios
The Mr P Studios YouTube channel offers step-by-step tutorials for a number of elementary-level hands-on art lessons with topics such as Modeling Clay Pots, Symmetry Painting, Picasso’s Philosophy of Art for Kids, and Watercolor Value Practice.
I Love Drawing
I Love Drawing features a number of elementary-level drawing videos and (my favorite part), many of the videos share the history of various art styles and/or provide tutorials on drawing in certain styles. On this channel, you’ll find art lessons such as How to Draw Caricature, Pointillism for Kids, Surrealism for Kids, Learn Perspective Easy and more.
Rainbow Parrot Art
Rainbow Parrot Art has so many unique are classes to choose from! Videos are organized into categories such as Art History Crash Course, Watercolor Tutorials, Caramic/Clay Sculpture Tutorials, and Famous Artists Tutorials. With all the fun topics, I totally wouldn’t blame you for joining in on homeschool art lessons with the kids!
Andrea Nelson Art
I discovered Andrea Nelson Art on TikTok! She shares her tutorials on her YouTube channel as well. Her artwork always looks fun, inviting, and could make for a great family homeschool art activity! Andrea Nelson presents art in a way that is not overwhelming, making it fun to learn new skills and techniques.
Rebel Unicorn Crafts
Virtual Art Class with Kim
Yet another creator I originally found on TikTok, Virtual Art Class with Kim has a number of fun art projects that would be a wonderful part of your homeschool art curriculum. If you’re open to TikTok, she does seem to have more videos over on that platform.
The Art Sherpa
Over 1,000 step-by-step acrylic painting lessons are featured on The Art Sherpa’s YouTube Channel.
Fragile Glory Impressions
You guys! Fragile Glory Impressions has free homeschool art classes for all grade levels, so whether you’re looking for kindergarten or 11th grade lessons, definitely check out this YouTube channel! Not only are there classes like How to Draw Bubbles and How to Draw 3D Letters, but the kids can also learn how to put on their own art show. So cool!
Drawing & Painting – The Virtual Instructor
If you’re looking for more advanced tutorials, I’m thinking you’ll love Drawing & Painting – The Virtual Instructor. With over 500 tutorial videos on topics such as Charcoal Drawing Lessons, Graphite Pencil Lessons, and Oil Painting Lessons, your advanced artist should have plenty of art lessons to keep them busy! For even more in-depth art lessons, paid lessons are available on their website.
Circle Line Art School
If you’re after more advanced drawing tutorials, Circle Line Art School has some pretty amazing videos.
Art with Trista
Featuring online art tutorials from kindergarten to high school levels, Art with Trista has over 400 videos and is growing! On this YouTube art channel, you’ll find playlists such as Elementary Lines Bundle, Printmaking, Elementary Pinch Pot Clay Lesson Bundle, Ornaments, and more. In addition, there are a number of art lesson playlists designed to accompany bundles for purchase on TPT. (Videos are free to watch, but TPT purchases may include printables and such)
Jenna Layton Art
If you’re looking for an entire year of free homeschool art classes, check out the Jenna Layton Art YouTube Channel. Her 52 weeks of Art playlist looks like it could be appropriate for upper-elementary to middle school age homeschoolers.
Cassie Stephens Art Teacherin’ in Tennessee
Over 500 videos and growing, Cassie Stephens’ YouTube art videos look to be geared towards the early-elementary ages. Videos are organized into playlists with fun topics such as Wizard Week, Outer Space Week, and Dinosaur Week making this channel a great option for including art activities in your homeschool unit studies!
Cartooning Club How to Draw
If your child is into cartoon characters, manga and super heroes, definitely check out the Cartooning Club How to Draw YouTube channel. Tutorial themes include topics like How to Draw WWE Superstars, How to Draw Five Nights at Freddies, and How to Draw Sonic Characters and could be a great way to encourage reluctant artists to create their favorite characters! For even more content, this channel offers a Masterclass Membership for $1/month.
This YouTube channel has grown so much that it has even expanded into multiple channels. Their Cartooning Club XL channel features experimental drawing tutorials. Cartooning Club Junior looks like it would be a great fit for those in search of more simple cartoon tutorials and Cartooning Club Z seems to focus more on anime tutorials.
Featuring drawing tutorials for the more advanced art students, Alphonso Dunn has videos in categories such as Urban Sketching, Landscape & Scenery, Portrait Drawing, Drawing Fundamentals, and Figure Drawing.
Homeschool Art Websites
Arttango provides free art lessons for kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade. At 30 lessons per grade, lessons cover instruction and provide activities in regards to line, shape, color, and the art elements.
Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool
Easy Peasy is pretty well-known in the homeschool community for their free homeschooling curriculum. Their art classes are organized by grade levels of first grade through eighth grade in the following categories:
- Art – Ancient
- Art – Early American
- Art – Cultures
- Art – Modern
- Drawing and Painting (intended for ages 7-12)
- Drawing Professionally (intended for ages 10-adult)
In addition to elementary and middle school classes, Easy Peasy also offers the following as part of their high school curriculum:
Art for Kids Hub
Yes, Art for Kids Hub was mentioned above in the YouTube section, but they also have a website! The website has the same YouTube videos embedded on their site, but may provide a better “searching experience.” On the Art for Kids Hub website, you’ll find art tutorials in categories such as How to Draw, Origami for Kids, Painting for Kids, Holiday Art Projects, and Seasons.
Art with Trista
Deep Space Sparkle
Deep Space Sparkle has a plethora of art classes intended for grades K-7. While this site does offer a membership, there are a number of freebies including monthly freebie packs and art projects organized by grade levels (Kindergarten – 6th grade), by subject (including animals, color theory, recycled materials, and the masters). For an even more in-depth homeschool art experience, this site also offers a series on designing an art curriculum!
Art Projects for Kids
If you’re looking for homeschool elementary art activities, Art Projects for Kids could be a great resource for you! Categories include drawing, crafting, painting, and coloring. There are even studies on various artists! There are so many free homeschool art ideas on this site, definitely keep this website in your “back pocket.”
How to Draw
Consider the How to Draw website to be your “one stop shop” for all things drawing. Literally. Countless drawing tutorials are available whether you’re looking for cartoon characters, how to draw the face & body, manga/anime style characters and more.
Definitely aimed towards the upper levels, ArtyFactory has art lessons, art history and appreciation, and design lessons on a number of topics. There’s a ton of content on this site. It’ll take you some time to look through everything, but there could be some hidden gems for your homeschool unit studies and art classes here!
Artsy Craftsy Mom
Now Jerry’s Artarama is an online art store, but they also have a number of free art lessons on their website!
Garden of Praise
Intended for elementary level, Garden of Praise features a number of painting & artist study lessons. Each lesson includes a biography, study sheet, worksheet, grayscale print of the art, and more.
Art Classes for Kids
The Kitchen Table Classroom
The Kitchen Table Classroom has a number of free online art classes for kids. A quick search on the website brings up projects like Post It Note Paper Quilt Art, Foil Painting, and a DIY Plastic Vase. In addition, there are a number of teacher resources like art appreciation printables, printable art prompts, and printables on the elements and principles of art.
Yep! You read that right! Michaels Craft Stores have a number of free online classes in addition to their free in-store classes. From what I can tell, most of the online classes are scheduled at certain times and not available on-demand, so you may want to check the site from time to time.
National Gallery of Art
Scroll through and take a look at the free art resources from the National Gallery of Art. If you’re thinking of including a visit to the National Gallery of Art into your homeschool travel, many of the lessons are extensions of pieces inside the gallery!
If acrylic painting tutorials are what you’re after, Angela Anderson has some amazing options! Playlists include themes like Impressionist Painting Lessons, Boho Flower Series, and Butterfly & Insect Acrylic Painting Tutorials. The tutorials remind me of the popular “paint and sip” type in-person classes, so these tutorials could be better for more advanced lessons. However, if the kids want to give it a go, might as well let them try!
Another online art store, Blick also has hundreds of free, online art classes that would be perfect for your homeschool art activities! There are options for all grade levels and a number of disciplines such as fiber art, mask making, and sculpture.
Incredible Art Department
Providing art lessons intended for pre-school through college level, Incredible Art Department has a ton of online resources. It might take you some time to get through the website, but this site could be gold for many of you! It even includes lesson plans!
Although KinderArt does have a membership, there are a number of free homeschool art classes geared for kids ages 5-12 including Pop Art Owls, Tangled Web Scarecrows, and Negative Space Plant Drawings.
Emily Seilhamer Art
Teachers Pay Teachers
Now, you will have to spend some time sorting through results, but there are plenty of free art resources on the Teachers Pay Teachers website! When searching, just make sure to filter the results by age and subject and make sure to click on the “free” option.
Soul Sparklettes Art
While the bulk of Soul Sparklettes is membership-based, there are quite a few free art projects for kids on their website! Many of their projects have a story or deeper meaning behind the art project, so…that counts as multiple subjects, right?!
I’m willing to bet that I’ve missed a few of your favorite homeschool art resources. Like I said in the beginning, I’m treating this as a “growing article” and will be including more homeschool art resources as I find, and become aware of, them. If you know of an awesome free homeschool art curriculum that should be in this resource, send me an email!
Elizabeth Dukart is a proud Georgia-based born and raised Jersey Girl, wife, and mom of 2 human boys & 1 canine boy.
Created in 2021, Elizabeth owns and publishes That Homeschool Family: a free resource for homeschooling parents and beyond! A seasoned blogger, Elizabeth previously published a popular location-specific family resource blog, but decided to “Pivot!” her blogging focus after she started homeschooling her two boys in 2020. In addition to this blog, you can follow Elizabeth’s homeschooling and family adventures on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest. She can also be found in her Facebook Group: That Homeschool Family Hangout.
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