Donna Young's Art Section

Homeschooling Art

Drawing Ia: Line, Angle, and Position

Art » Drawing
Drawing Line, Angle, and Position Class objective: to recognize the size, shape, position/direction of lines, dots, circles, etc. in a defined space. Ages 8 and up.
Or use the worksheets designed for children 8 and younger

Shading Drills

Art » Drawing » Shading
shading drills You've not heard of shading drills? That's when one practices shading on purpose in a notebook. Keen control of the pen and pencil is really a key part of drawing well.

Comic Strip Templates

Art » Comics
comic book templates Children usually like drawing comic strips

Drawing With Children, Lesson 3

August 21, 2010 - Art » Books
drawing with children lesson 3 I recently went over chapter 3 in the Drawing with Children. The lesson seems to be one that is easy to plan. I summed it up on the page linked above. Related: Lesson One and Lesson Two

Christmas and Blank Gift Tags

December 6 , 2010 - Art » Crafts
Printable Gift Tags No Scrooges allowed! This page features printable gift tags for Christmas and blank tags for anytime. You will find a fudge recipe on this page as well, the joys of the internet are yours!

HWT Handwriting Practice Worksheets K-1

August 2014 > Handwriting > By Style > HWT > HWT K-1
HWT Handwriting PracticeNew handwriting practice worksheets in a font style that is similar to handwriting w/o tears. This page is K-1 and the handwriting practice will have a rule height of around 5/8"

Double Line Ruled Printable Paper

August 2014 > Handwriting > Paper > Handwriting > Double Line
Double Line Ruled Printable PaperDouble Line Printable Paper features a rule that has two lines instead of three. Papers come in 3 rule sizes, in landscape and portrait, fully ruled, blank top-each in 2 degrees of blankness, and landscape with 4 columns.

Missing Numbers Multiplication Charts

May 2014 > Math > Charts > Multiplication
math/multiplication-charts.htmEach multiplication chart is missing a set of numbers that are divisible by a certain number. The student may observe the pattern of missing numbers, fill in the missing numbers, and complete the multiplication problem set.

80 More Lessons for DN Style

May 2014 - Handwriting > By Style > DN
handwriting lessons in a style resembling dnealianI've added 80 more lessons to DN Style. The rule height is approximately 7/16" or about 12mm.

Handwriting Animations for DN Style

May 2014 - Handwriting > By Style > DN
handwriting animations in a style resembling dnealianAnimations for DN Style
DN style is very similar to D'Nealian. There are 53 animated letters in this hand drawn set.

More Play Money

April 2014 - Math > Money > Play Money
million play money dollarsBy request I have added 4 more denominations to this set of small sized play money. This money is ideal for game money or for use as a learning tool.

K1 Manuscript Handwriting

April 2014 - Handwriting > Beginning Manuscript > Large Letters
K-1 Manuscript Handwriting LessonsI've added 31 new files to the "Large Letters" manuscript handwriting page. Most of the new worksheets are in a new set called Set 3. Rule height is appoximately 1 3/8".

More 9mm Rule

April 2014 - Handwriting > Paper > Filler
Filler Paper - 9mm RuleI've added 5 new files to the 9mm rule printable filler paper page - all with a book theme. login required YoungMinds subscribers have 7 new 9mm filler paper files.

Clock Worksheets

April 2014 - Math > Clocks
Clock WorksheetsI've added 3 dozen new clock worksheets to the Math- Clocks page. login required YoungMinds subscribers have 3 1/2 dozen new clock worksheets.

V Planner V4

March 2014 - Subscriber Content
V Planner V4V Planner V4 is ready to use. V Planner is a spreadsheet file and requires Microsoft Excel. The file is made available by either subscribing to YoungMinds or by purchasing a Site-CD. V Planner helps you manage your lesson plans and grades.

MM - Manuscript Medium

January 2014 - DY > Handwriting > Beginning Manuscript
MM Medium - Handwriting lessonsMM Medium - Handwriting lessons with a rule size of approximately 1/2". This page is new and contains 80 handwriting lessons - 2 lessons per printed sheet.

XLSX Query String Generator

January 2014 - DY > Handwriting > Gen
XLSX Query String Generator for Gen The query string generator is a tool that allows you to plan the generated handwriting lessons ahead of time. It can create query strings for certain templates in M.Large and M.Medium.

Comic - Classic Layouts

January 2014 - Art > Comic
Centimeter Graph PaperI have added 3 new layouts - 4-Panel, 6-Panel, and 9-Panel. The gutters measure 1/4", the border should be around 1/2", and the panels on each page are the same size. Printed results could vary slightly from mine.

Grid Notes Generator

January 2014 - Math > Paper > Graph Paper I
Centimeter Graph PaperIn the sidebar of Graph Paper I page, I have added a generator that can place your list of 24 items on sheet of graph paper.

Centimeter Graph Paper

January 2014 - Math > Paper > Graph Paper I
Centimeter Graph PaperI've added 9 new printable graph papers. The base graph size is a centimeter. The set has 3 styles and 3 variations, hence, the 9 files. Sizes are approximate.

Spreadsheet Tool- Donna Young's Grade Calculator

January 2014 - Homeschool Planner > Administrative > Grades
C.Small - Cursive Lesson GeneratorsI've remade my grade calculators. The new calculators can handle up to 7 weighed values in points and percentages. Includes optional proration with the percentage values and optional letter grades.

Math Papers with 16, 20, 25, and 30 Boxes

January 2014 - Math > Papers
C.Small - Cursive Lesson Generators I have added four new printable made-for-math-work papers. These papers features a certain numbers of boxes - 16 boxes, 20 boxes, 25 boxes, or 30 boxes.

The arts refers to performing arts, literary arts, visual arts, and possibly other types of creative expression, but that is just to say that this section of my web site is about visual arts. Like the rest of my website, the parts of this section are linked in the bottom row of the navigation links that are at the top of the pages. I've written a description of the some of the parts further down this page. The art section grows as I have time to work on it. One part that is glaringly unfinished is the grades part that I started in 2009 and have not worked on it since. The Drawing with Children part is about half finished.

The Arts and Other Classes

date blank calendarIt has always been my opinion that the arts should be included with other classes when possible. When I was in high school and taking art classes I would use the same art assignment to fulfill assignments for another class as well as for art class- when the opportunity arose to do so and I am sure that is not the best example that I could have given regarding integrating the arts into other classes. History is the most obvious subject in which to include the arts-- the music of the time, the paintings, sculpture, architecture, and the theater arts. A book that will help you with this is: The Timetables of History By Bernard Grun / Simon & Schuster. Science is another obvious subject to include art, particularly drawing. See also: Printable Nature Journals.

The Art Section

In Drawing

Printable files and assignment suggestions for various aspects of drawing

The two "Drawing 1a" pages has a home page at: Drawing Lessons

Drawing Ia - Lesson FormatDrawing 1a For Ages 9 or 10 and Older

Lessons- 5x a week
33 weeks: 1a
19 weeks: mirror image

Drawing Ia - Lesson Format - Younger ChildrenDrawing 1a For Ages 8 or 9 and Younger

Lesson format:
1a: 9 weeks, 3x a week

Custom Drawing Assignments - Draw This, PleaseCustom Drawing Assignments: Draw This, Please

Choose from several bordered papers, fill in the form with a drawing assignment, "Please, draw this ---", press the "Generate Worksheet" button and save the resulting "art lesson" image for printing.

Also in Drawing


Animals of the World BookletAnimals of the World Booklet

A Booklet for Drawing Animals - Animals of the World is a printable 1/4 sized booklet that has 4 pages for each continent. For each continent, the student should list a few animals on the continent's list page, and at some point, draw at least 3 of the animals.

In Color

Color Theory

Learning About Color

The home page for Learning About Color lists the standards sequence for grades K-6.

Exploring Color Theory

Exploring Color Theory has a list of color theory terms along with illustrations

Also in Color

color sonic

Related to Color Theory

"Made for" Color Theory, is a more accruate way to descibe the following content.


In Crafts

  1. Mother's Day Rose Card
  2. Hand Trace - Macaroni Turkey
  3. Homemade Paper Gift Bag
  4. Folded Star
  5. Snowman Picture
  6. How to Make a Snowflake
  7. Christmas Gift Tags to Decorate- Tags for gifts, Christmas or Otherwise
  8. Calendar Frame
  9. Styrofoam Balls and Buttons Ornament
  10. Beaded Icicle Ornaments
  11. Bear-in-a-Bag Christmas Ornament
  12. Lollipop Tree Ornaments
  13. Pipe-Cleaner Candy Canes Ornament
  14. Sock Doll: Bunny
Related in Handwriting Section - Finger Paint and Play Dough

Newest Content In Art

holly's animals of the world

2009: I have been working for a couple of months to revise the art section at DY and today, I uploaded some of the new pages. Some of the pages are unfinished, but online anyway. Almost every area in the art section is unfinished. Expect to run across typos, misspelled words, or broken links, it takes me a while to get everything right and it will take a while to finish all of the areas in art. Because so much is new, I will post a list of home pages and pages with new printable files. 2011: The art section continues to be an ongoing project.


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