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I need an art curriculum for my 9th grader.  She's dyslexic, so I don't want copious amounts of reading and writing, though some of each is expected.  She's fairly creative and enjoys artsy things, so I'd like something that gets her creating some.  I also need it to be at least almost entirely self directed, or minimally involve me if possible.  What have y'all enjoyed that can count for high school credit?

We were trying Drawing with the Right Side of the Brain, but she's not enjoying it and I don't have the time to invest in digesting it first and giving her the highlights so she can just do the projects.

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I just signed my 9th grade daughter up for a class at Outschool, it's called Drawing - A Fun Way to Improve Your Skills! (Jr/Sr. High). I have never tried Outschool before but I like the look of this class and that it is a flex schedule so she doesn't have to report to any online meetings. It is only a 6 week class I think so I'm not sure how much of a credit it will be but I figure it's a start and if she likes it and it works out I can just sign her up for another.

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I'm looking at Virtual Art Instructor for my 9th grader. https://thevirtualinstructor.com/

They have some free content, or you can pay by the course, or a subscription. 

Khan Academy also has Art History content. It has videos and pictures -- not a lot of reading, from what I saw. 

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On 9/3/2020 at 10:08 PM, alisoncooks said:

I'm looking at Virtual Art Instructor for my 9th grader. https://thevirtualinstructor.com/

They have some free content, or you can pay by the course, or a subscription. 

Khan Academy also has Art History content. It has videos and pictures -- not a lot of reading, from what I saw. 

The virtual instructor also has a youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/c/thevirtualinstructor/featured

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On 9/3/2020 at 9:08 PM, alisoncooks said:

I'm looking at Virtual Art Instructor for my 9th grader. https://thevirtualinstructor.com/

They have some free content, or you can pay by the course, or a subscription. 

 

dd did this course last year for 9th grade Drawing I.  It was fantastic.  We went through the curriculum(the basics) and then she worked through the topics.  We bought the subscription.

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27 minutes ago, MissLemon said:

Oh good! I am going to go through it with my 12 year old this year. He's at the low end of the recommended age range, but he's pretty motivated!

Did you get the recommended book by Molly Bang? I used this with my younger dc and they just loved it.

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2 minutes ago, BakersDozen said:

Did you get the recommended book by Molly Bang? I used this with my younger dc and they just loved it.

 

Yes! I have it waiting for us on my book shelf.  🙂  

I was thinking we would do the McHenry course every other week, alternating with the art class that DS12 takes every other week. 

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I have used the first few lessons of the more recently published Dover edition of Alon Bement's book as an introductory unit on figure drawing.

free

https://www.google.com/books/edition/_/B6Y_AAAAYAAJ?gbpv=1

Dover

https://www.amazon.com/Alon-Bement/e/B001OJR8HO%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

Combined with this coloring book as inspiration

Creative Haven Belles and Blossoms Coloring Book

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0486805883/?coliid=I2YPD04D5G5E5S&colid=77UGSFY2WC1C&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

And more background doodle instruction from this book.

How to Draw Inky Wonderlands: Create and Color Your Own Magical Adventure

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0143133942/?coliid=I3PAHGFM2NR35X&colid=77UGSFY2WC1C&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

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On 9/8/2020 at 10:10 AM, acresoft said:

The Drawing Textbook from http://audiovisualdrawingprogram.com/

is a really nice drawing book.

I love the Drawing textbook!

This holiday book is the perfect supplement for students finishing up the Drawing textbook.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074CK6Y8D/?coliid=I1ZRQ6B0HOSUHW&colid=77UGSFY2WC1C&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

I have used this book for a student that wants to totally self-educate a quick unit on color. The color suggestions are too primary for the above figure drawing and doodle books, but this book is good for students working through the Drawing Textbook and still finishing up any Ed Emberly fingerprint book stuff. 

Illustration School: Let's Draw Magical Color

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1592539173/?coliid=I2NQ8GTLQH4TSE&colid=77UGSFY2WC1C&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Ed Emberley Emotions

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ff8nQaF98D0/U8gnhdJf5NI/AAAAAAAAHx8/bXgvD_zfqEg/s1600/IMG_6025.JPG

Dr Suess books can also be interesting to students that are finishing up these resources.

and Zentangle for Kidz Lilah Beans

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1574213407/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.tandika.com/images/202001/beanpeeps1.jpg

 

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I just saw this free streaming video series while looking for something else.

Art Through Time: A Global View, featuring thirteen half-hour programs, a guide, text, and other Web resources, takes a thematic approach to art history and appreciation. Rather than a linear chronology, the materials explore connections in Western and non-Western art, illuminating the breadth, complexity, and beauty of works produced around the world and at different periods of time.

In each program focusing on a particular theme, a diverse group of leading experts, together with a living artist, contextualize and connect featured works from different cultures and eras. The Web site, guide, and text provide a variety of opportunities to learn more.

https://www.learner.org/series/art-through-time-a-global-view/series-overview-2/

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