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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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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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Drawing Lesson #1 – Drawing Faces

Drawing Lesson #1 – Drawing Faces

In this episode of Golden Road Arts lessons for children, Artist, Printmaker and Educator Barbara Mason helps you draw a face in relationship to what you see – not how you have always been drawing faces. She helps you see your face and the faces of your friends and...

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Classroom Demo – Lines and Shapes

Classroom Demo – Lines and Shapes

Artist and printmaker Barbara Mason discusses an art lesson for school children using lines and that includes an activity to make a small display folder as either a keepsake or as a classroom display including each child's work. Lines and Shapes Lesson Plan

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