Summer Projects

For those of you learning or teaching art, check out these wonderful poster style tutorials! Makes sure to preview the guides on drawing people, there may be some images inappropriate for some students. Cedarseed’s free tutorials and guides cover a variety of subjects: emotions and facial expressions, basic animal anatomy, drawing the horse, a 3 part drawing birds series, drawing cats, Asian dragons tutorial, arabesque, color theory in a nutshell and more.

If you have a kid interested in computers s/he may enjoy Scratch:

“Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web.

Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design.”

You can download it for free. I’m going to let Otter use give it a try during our short “summer vacation”.

Here is another fun summer thing kids (or grown-ups) may enjoy: Fontstruct. Using simple tools in the free online editor, you can make your own font. How cool is that?