Want to fill your winter break or holiday free time with short term online courses? Artyfactory offers eighteen free online workshops in art and design for all ages. Free is a very good price, and the best part is that you can take any one or all of the eighteen lessons at your own pace. These classes will benefit art students, graphic designers, beginning and budding artists of all ages. The lessons are arranged in a logical succession, but can be taken in any order, depending on a student’s skill level, art knowledge and interest.
I recommend to first browse through the entire Website. After that, I decided to start at the beginning and work through each lesson in order, ending with the Art and Design quizzes. They are designed as a study aid and can be used in combination with the art and design lessons. Some people may be able to breeze through the lessons. I chose to concentrate on each workshop until I felt confident that I had at least learned the basic skill set offered. If you are taking the classes seriously and using them to advance art skills and knowledge, some courses may take a number of computer study hours for reading and hands-on practice to grasp the basic concepts. You may sail through other lessons. The point is to feel ownership in the skill set before moving on to the next lesson. And you may want to review former lessons as you hone newly learned skills.
Here is a list of all eighteen on-line workshops :
Art and Design Workshops
Ancient Egyptian Art
Pen and Ink Drawing
Color Theory and Color Terms ‘” Color lesson in art and design
The art of Typography ‘” Typefaces and fonts for art design
Graphic Design – Composition techniques and creating original designs
Art History and Appreciation Workshops – Artists, movements, techniques and themes
Art History Timelines
Art Movements and Styles
Animals in Art
Art and Design Quizzes
Artyfactory states on their website that the school, “…offers free art and design lessons for all. You can learn how to draw, paint and design by following our illustrated step by step instructions. We are building a growing resource of art lessons designed to improve your artistic skills and to increase your enjoyment in creating artworks.” They live up to their promise, and more.
Take a couple weeks during the winter break and experience any one or all eighteen of the coursesÃƒÆ”Å¡ Artyfactory offers. It’s entertaining education for all ages, and it’s free!