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DecoArt Art for Everyone! Learning Center.  Free Online Art Lessons

The DecoArt Learning Center

DecoArt's Learning Center is an online resource for Artists and Makers of all ages and abilities. This free library of art-related videos is available for anyone looking to understand art concepts and subjects from the anatomy of a brush to advanced composition. Accomplished artists from the U.S. and Canada will inform and inspire you with videos that provide a solid foundation of artistic knowledge. Choose any of the categories to begin your creative adventure!

Be sure to check back periodically for new content. Video lessons are being created and added to the library every month to fuel your creativity and inspire the Maker in everyone.

Creative Kids

Using techniques and ideas from master artists of the past, these videos are the ideal way to introduce young, creative minds to art history in a fun and engaging way.

Art for Everyone - Creative Kids - Create & Learn with Sponges & Stamps

Create and learn by using art to help your child with counting, memory, and more by painting with sponges, stamps, and Americana paints.

Art for Everyone - Creative Kids - Painting like Da Vinci

Learn about Leonardo Da Vinci, one of the most famous artists, well known for his portrait of the Mona Lisa. Create your own self-portrait style masterpiece using Americana paints.

Art for Everyone - Creative Kids - Painting like Warhol

Learn about Andy Warhol, the famous American pop-art artist and create your own pop-art style masterpiece using paint, sponges, and vegetable stamps.

Art for Everyone - Creative Kids - Painting Like O'Keeffe

Learn about Georgia O'Keeffe, the American Modernist painter, while you paint your own modern floral art inspired by the artist's famous flower masterpieces.

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Art Basics

Discover basic art concepts to give yourself a solid foundation of the core principles of art.

Art for Everyone - Art Basics - Monet Inspired Abstract Art: Seascape

Abstract painting can be easy and fun especially when trying new techniques or styles. Follow along to this tutorial of a Monet-inspired seascape painting done with a palette knife!

Art for Everyone - Art Basics - Casting Shadows

Want to give your artwork more depth, dimension, and realism? Lonna Lamb will show you how to do just that in this simple tutorial on how to cast shadows with your paint brush.

Art for Everyone - Art Basics - How-to Paint Leaves: Easy Tutorial

Learn how to easily paint leaves by using four different brushes and DecoArt Traditions™ acrylic paint.

Art for Everyone - Art Basics - Cityscape Painting Part 2: Perspective | DecoArt®

In part 2 of cityscape painting, Holly Hanley explains one and two point perspective and demonstrates how to layout your cityscape design using both techniques.

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Beyond Basics

This series of easy-to-follow videos goes deeper, into more advanced concepts and techniques, to inspire any Artist or Maker, regardless of ability or experience.

Art for Everyone - Beyond Basics - Basic Floating

Learn the basics of floating and how you can add layers and values to your painting to create a 2D effect. Floating is a painting technique of using water and paint to 'float' values of color in the appropriate places.

Art for Everyone - Beyond Basics - Landscape Painting Part 3: Creating Foreground | DecoArt®

Complete the illusion of a 3D landscape on a 2D canvas with a detailed foreground. Holly Hanley concludes her lesson, adding a big shady tree and shrubs.

Art for Everyone - Beyond Basics - Landscape Painting Part 2: Developing Middle Ground | DecoArt®

Continue creating the illusion of a 3D landscape on a 2D canvas developing the middle ground with a barn and rolling fields. Holly Hanley continues her lesson, painting the middle ground of the landscape.

Art for Everyone - Beyond Basics - Landscape Painting Part 1: Understanding Horizon | DecoArt®

Creating the illusion of a 3D landscape on a 2D canvas starts with finding the horizon line and defining it with a wide blue sky full of fluffy clouds. Holly Hanley helps you get started painting a landscape.

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Art Wellness

Creative expression and exposure to the arts have wide-ranging, positive effects on our cognitive and psychosocial health wellness. Explore these videos to discover the benefits of including art in your life.

Art for Everyone - Art Wellness - Zen Doodling

Relax and de-stress with your pen and paper as your remedy for a relaxing and therapeutic way to draw. You can use this method anywhere!

Art for Everyone - Art Wellness - Art Journaling

Learn how to create an art journal page to express emotions through art.

Art for Everyone - Art Wellness - Meditative Abstract Art

Abstract art is a great way to express your emotions and calm your mind. Learn how to channel your feelings into creating a beautiful work of art with this meditative painting technique.

Art for Everyone - Art Wellness - Mesmerizing Dip Dots

Creating dip dot mandalas helps to relax your brain through the calming repetition of dipping and dotting paint onto a surface into a circular design. Learn how to unwind and create a mesmerizing dip dot mandala of your own.

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Core Curriculum

Incorporating core subjects - reading, writing, math, and science - with art and crafting to engage and excite creative minds.

Art for Everyone - Core Curriculum - How to make atomic science fun with art

Make learning atomic science fun by incorporating art into children's lessons for a memorable art/science experience! In this video, learn how to paint cell structures.

Art for Everyone - Core Curriculum - Color Ratios Tutorial

Learn about color ratios with painting two-tone gradients!

Art for Everyone - Core Curriculum and Art - Chemical Reactions: Salt and Acrylics

Explore the chemical reaction between salts and acrylic paint.

Art for Everyone - Core Curriculum and Art - Chemical Reactions: Alcohol and Acrylics

Explore the chemical reaction between alcohol and acrylic paint.

Craft

Experience the simple joy of creating. Let us inspire you to pick up a brush and start crafting.

Art for Everyone - Craft - String Painting Greeting Cards | DecoArt®

Be inspired to create your own greeting cards with DecoArt® Americana Multi-surface™ paints, card stock, and some string! Follow along with Holly for tips and guidance on how to paint beautiful flowers and butterflies-this is a great project to do with your kids!

Art for Everyone - Craft - Stylin Fabric Painting on Shoes | DecoArt®

Be inspired to create your own unique footwear with DecoArt® Stylin™ leather/textile paints! Follow along with Holly for tips and guidance on how to paint beautiful flowers on canvas shoes.

Art For Everyone - Craft - Matte Metallic Frames | DecoArt®

Be inspired to up-cycle old frames with DecoArt® Matte Metallic™ paints. Follow along with Lonna Lamb for tips on how to achieve a shiny metallic finish that can be applied on a variety of surfaces.

Art for Everyone - Craft - Painting Terra cotta Pots with Patio Paint | DecoArt®

Be inspired to dress up your terra cotta pots with DecoArt® Patio Paint™ outdoor paints! Follow along with Holly for tips and guidance on how to attain a beautiful ombre and add a stencil design on top.

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