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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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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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Primary & Secondary Colors with Barbara and Friends

Primary & Secondary Colors with Barbara and Friends

Artist, printmaker and educator Barbara Mason demonstrates a simple - if slightly messy - method for teaching and reinforcing the lesson of Primary and Secondary colors with her grandsons Wes and Atticus. Barbara's belief is that art that is made experiential and...

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Salt Paintings and Sculpting Playdough at Golden Road Arts

Salt Paintings and Sculpting Playdough at Golden Road Arts

Artist Barbara Mason welcomes her grandsons to the Golden Road studio to create salt paintings and to mix flour, salt and water to sculpt home-made playdough. Each of these art lessons requires hands-on involvement with the children, as you will see. However, the...

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Making Finger Puppets and Learning About Texture

Making Finger Puppets and Learning About Texture

Artist, printmaker and educator Barbara Mason demonstrates two projects for children to make with regular household items. The first is an example of how to make finger puppets using a story such as "The Three Little Pigs" as source material. The second is a lesson...

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