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LINDA CHIDO ART Academy

Is an online art "school" filled with art classes, painting courses, art projects, art history guides, tutorials and other art resources developed and created by Linda Chido. Her goal is to squeeze every drop of her art knowledge into creative learning experiences for you.

 

So, don't put art on the back burner! Make the investment in your creative self and your children's art education. Linda is a professional artist, an art educator, and has 12+ years as a home-schooler. She will show how you can bring art to yourself, your curriculum, your children, and your life. You're in good hands here!

What is in the Academy?

Painting Courses

Expand your painting knowledge with these painting courses. Explore color in the fluid wet on wet watercolor painting course, connect with the Old Masters in the oil painting with water soluble oils course, and touch your inner daVinci in the fresco painting course.

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Wet on Wet Watercolor Painting Course

in the Waldorf Tradition

$248

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Oil Painting with Water Soluble Oils

COMING Spring 2023

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Fresco Painting

COMING Spring 2023

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Try the Wet on Wet Watercolor Painting Course in the Waldorf Tradition for FREE!

For a limited time, get access to the first three classes in Series One - The Primary Colors.

Painting Examples Slide Show:

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More information on Wet on Wet Watercolor Painting:

  • Watch the slide show to see painting examples.

  • Watch the small video to learn - How to Bring Watercolor Painting to Your Kids. From when they are littles to up through the grades. *Original music by Mona Rae Chido Gross

  • My 3 part blog series:

  1. Wet on Wet Watercolor Painting in the Waldorf Tradition

  2. Wet on Wet Watercolor Painting - How to Bring It to Your Children

  3. Who is Steiner? What is Waldorf Education? And why should I paint with my kids?

Art Projects

Relevant, high quality, skills-based, art projects to enhance your history curriculum. Art projects that go beyond crafty and instead recreate ancient art forms using modern art materials.

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How to Draw a Celtic Knot

Video Tutorial

$18

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How to Draw a Tessellation

Video Tutorial

$18

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The Geometry of a Tudor Rose

Video Tutorial

COMING SOON

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Free PDF Resources & History Guides

Simple art project instructions, templates, supply lists, and history guides - ALL FREE! Click on the art resource you want. Fill in the pop up form. Hit submit and a download link will appear. Click on that link to download your resource.

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Instructions with pictures

Every Art Project in the Academy includes:
  • supplies list to help you shop for your art project,

  • Step by step video instruction,

  • Video tutorials to help you with preparations to get you started and clean up when you're done,

  • Best practices to store your supplies so they last for many years,

  • A brief history of each art form.

You'll have everything you need to have a creative and artful learning experience AND have a beautiful work of art in the end.

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"Linda is great at engaging people in the notion that they can be creative. She gets people excited that they might be able to paint or draw or sculpt. Part of it has to do with her passion about being an artist herself.

She makes that very contagious."

~ Susan Taylor, artist

One on One Art Coaching with Linda Chido

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Feeling Stuck? I'm here to help!
In our 1-hour session on Zoom, we can discuss any questions and any challenges you may be having with your Art Project or Painting Course. I'm happy to help you come up with a personalized strategy to solve your biggest challenge, brainstorm modifications if you need them, and answer all of your specific questions. Don't hesitate to reach out for help.

Be in the Know! Join my email list and be the first to know when new art projects and more free resources are added to the Academy. Plus art news from LINDA CHIDO ART.
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What my kiddos have to say about their art experiences.

"You learn a lot more about history when you study art too."

~ Jackson, age 14

"Studying art gives you more respect for people in history. They had to make everything themselves! I made a small fresco and it was hard. Can you imagine what Michelangelo had to go through to make the Sistine Chapel?"

~ Mona Rae, age 16

"Art is like a geode - even in the harshest times, art is the diamond in the rock."

~ Georgia, age 14

"I think art in general just makes you a better person." ~ Mona, age 16

"You don't have to be an artist to be an artist. If you really believe you can do it then you can do anything."

~ Georgia, age 14

"I love drawing. I love making stuff with Mom." ~ Louis, age 12

You have questions? I have answers...

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Who are these classes for?

I originally designed the classes to help homeschooling parents and other educators gather the supplies, skills, and steps they need to  bring these projects to their curriculum and their children. Though really, they are for anyone looking to expand their art knowledge and skills.

Will I be able to ask questions or get guidance?

Yes! I will be available to you through an online community and group coaching. I will be there every step of the way to answer all your questions, help you troubleshoot when things go wrong, and celebrate the wins with you.

When will art project courses be available?

I am constantly adding projects and courses to the website. I have several painting courses and projects planned for 2023.

How will I know when the art projects are released?

The best way to stay informed is to get on my mailing list HERE

What will be the cost of the art projects?

There are classes at every price point. Simple projects for under 20 dollars and then larger courses with many modules listed in the hundreds of dollars. I'm confident you will find something that interests you that is in your budget.

Are the art project courses just for homeschoolers?

No. They are for everyone who is interested in expanding their art knowledge. But if you are a homeschooler or an educator who wants to bring relevant, high quality, skills-based, art projects to their history curriculum, then this is the place for you.

Do you still have questions? Still wondering if the classes in LINDA CHIDO ART Academy are for you and/or your kiddos?

Free free to drop me an email at linda@lindachido.com with your questions. I'll be happy to answer them.

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