YouTube for art? You bet! My own kids have introduced me to the wonders of using YouTube to find out how to do something. Art is no different. Check out these favorite YouTube art channels!
My favorite YouTube art channels….
These YouTube art channels cover a bit of everything, not strictly drawing. Picking and choosing art activities from these sites would give your kiddo a well rounded art experience. Everything from sculpture, weaving, printmaking, process arts, crafts, and even some STEAM is well represented on these sites.
While the sites below are geared towards parents and teachers I wouldn’t hesitate to let my young artist browse the channels and pick somethings that interest them the most!
The do it all channels….
Red Ted Art is one of my favorite art blogs out there and the YouTube channel is just as awesome. Super colorful crafts and art activities dubbed as “do-able crafts” will give your preschool to elementary age kiddo plenty to do!
Babble Dabble Do features both a blog and a YouTube channel. She targets preschool through elementary age with art and STEAM activities perfect for growing a love of creativity! Bonus- this site is so pretty to look at! I love browsing here!
The Artful Parent features a blog and a YouTube channel. While the YouTube channel is not as developed as the blog there are still lots of great ideas for making art of all kinds with the younger crowd. I especially love Jean’s emphasis on process art -it is truly joyful!
How to draw channels…..
Art for Kids Hub features a graphic designer dad that gives fun drawing tutorials with one of his four kids drawing by his side. I love that kids get to see another young artist drawing and notice that the two drawings being done side by side are different but both great! This is a favorite at my house!
Draw So Cute is a favorite with my nine year old. Wennie provides lots of cartoon style drawing tutorials as well as craft ideas and free coloring page, etc.
Muffalo Potato produces a new tutorial each week that teaches kids to draw starting with the basic shapes of numbers and letters. John, the artist, is easy to listen to, even for adults.
Draw Kids Draw is another drawing tutorial channel. This one is slightly more advanced than some but it’s cartoon style and characters still make it elementary appropriate.
Cartooning 4 Kids creates seven new drawing tutorials a week an includes tons of well known characters such as Pokemon.
YouTube art history for kids….
The Art with Mati and Dada channel features 40 animated episodes each featuring a single artist. This channel is a fun and easy way to introduce kids into the lives of an artist! While the animation engages the younger set there is lots of good info in these movies as well. Don’t be afraid to use them with older kids too!
The Art Assignment channel has lots of short 10-15 minute videos about specific artists, artistic movements, or concepts like art & taxes. This channel features lots of contemporary artists that can be more difficult to find than the greats.
Thank you to The Artful Parent, Babble Dabble Do, Red Ted, Draw So Cute, and Draw Kids Draw for allowing me to use their graphic in the collage above and feature their amazing-ness! .