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Delivering Free K-5 Art Lessons conceived and inspired by working Northwest Artists

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Artist Barbara Mason has inspired Northwest student artists for more than three decades. Her Oregon non-profit, Golden Road Arts, continues her teaching legacy with free, online art lessons for K-5 children. Please enjoy these lessons and share them with your friends and students!

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Wassily Kandinsky – Russian Abstract Painter

Wassily Kandinsky – Russian Abstract Painter

Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian abstract painter who lived from 1866-1944. In this lesson we will create work similar to Kandinsky's by using an assortment of colored paper and glue. If colored paper is not accessible to you, no worries, there is an alternative method...

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Using the Color Wheel to Explain Pigment and Binder

Using the Color Wheel to Explain Pigment and Binder

Artist, Printmaker and Educator Barbara Mason uses Color Wheel designs, colored with crayons, colored pencils, water soluble markers and watercolor paints to discuss why colors are more saturated based on the binder that holds them together when applied to paper or...

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Piet Mondrian – Dutch Abstract Painter (1872 – 1944)

Piet Mondrian – Dutch Abstract Painter (1872 – 1944)

Piet Mondriaan (later Mondrian) was a Dutch painter who began his life as a painter of landscapes and portraits who evolved to become one of the most important abstract painters of the 20th century. Barbara Mason discusses his life and focuses on his later work,...

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Drawing Animals from Simple Shapes with Barbara & Artey

Drawing Animals from Simple Shapes with Barbara & Artey

In this video, artist and printmaker Barbara Mason walks through the steps of drawing animals. All you need to follow along is a pencil and paper, and before you know it you will be able to draw many different animals. Drawing Animals from Simple Shapes with Barbara...

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Making Garland and Snowflakes with Barbara & Artey

Making Garland and Snowflakes with Barbara & Artey

Artist, Printmaker and Educator Barbara Mason creates holiday themed art with paper, scissors and tape. While the theme is winter holidays, many of the ideas for garland or winter are applicable to the fall and winter seasons. In addition, garland of trees and animals...

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Making Winter Pop-Ups with Barbara & Friends

Making Winter Pop-Ups with Barbara & Friends

In this video, artist and printmaker Barbara Mason demonstrates how to make your own cozy winter scenes using paper cut-outs that you can color in and glue together to make your own 3D picture. Everything in this video can be made with colored pencils or crayons,...

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