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Visual Arts Resources (Drawing, Painting, Photography, Etc.)

Visual arts include drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and other art forms that are primarily visual in nature.  Look here for websites designed to help students learn about and understand the many aspects of the visual arts through lessons and interactive online activities and games. For retail curriculum products and non-free resources, see our visual arts curriculum section.


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The Virtual Instructor
TheVirtualInstructor.com is your online source for free, high-quality art lessons, art instruction, and art lesson videos. Whether you are an artist, an aspiring artist, a student, a teacher, want art instruction at home, or if you are just curious, thevirtualinstructor.com has a lesson for you. And best of all, it is all free! This site is jam-packed with free drawing lessons, free painting lessons, tutorials, videos, art fundamentals, art instruction, and resources- all of which are high-quality. The lessons you get here are all original, and are taught to you by a National Board Certified Licensed Visual Art teacher!
WebMuseum, Paris
Learn about different art periods and find information and examples of artwork from around the world when you explore the WebMuseum's unique Famous Artworks collections.
World Myths and Legends in Art
This collection of images brings together 26 works of art in the collection of The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, making it possible for teachers to address a wide range of study areas, including language arts, humanities, art, social and cultural studies, and world religions. These materials are written for the educator; they are not intended to be read by or to students. Take a look! You can even download a interactive PDF file of the World Myths and Legends in Art curriculum.

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