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Learning Resources

Many people feel overwhelmed when it comes to learning art and believe that they lack the creativity or knowledge necessary to succeed. However, we're here to tell you that anyone can learn to create art, regardless of their experience, budget, or perceived skill level. With a little practice, the right tools, and a good teacher, you can develop your artistic abilities.

Artist, Linda Chido, has years of experience as a professional artist, homeschooler, and art teacher. She has created our unique and valuable learning experiences with you in mind.  Our learning resources are easy to understand and follow, so you can learn at your own pace without feeling overwhelmed. Linda's step-by-step tutorials will guide you through every stage of learning a new skill, while her art projects for history curriculum will help you integrate art into your schooling programs. In addition, Linda will teach you how to care for your art supplies so they last for many years, which will save you money.

 

We feel so strongly that art should be for everyone, that we offer 'Pay What You Can". If you feel your learning resource was of value to you, then we are hoping that you will give us a little something back, even if it's just five dollars. Your generosity shows us that you recognize the time and effort we have put into creating a valuable learning resources for you, and allows us to keep adding additional resources to this page that you can use in your artistic journey.

 

Nothing is holding you back! You have a unique perspective on the world that's waiting to be expressed through your art. Tap into our learning resources today and discover the transformative power of your own unique creative genius.

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Personal Coaching

Arting 101

Arting 101 is a transformative course led by experienced artist and mentor, Linda Chido. It helps emerging artists craft three essential pieces of writing: the artist bio, artist statement, and artist CV. These documents are crucial for applying to grants, submitting to art calls, approaching galleries, and enhancing promotional materials. Through interactive sessions and one-on-one coaching, Linda guides a small group of artists on a journey of self-discovery and effective self-presentation. The course also covers the business side of the art world, helping artists find opportunities that align with their goals. Graduates leave Arting 101 with polished materials and newfound confidence, ready to embark on a successful and fulfilling artistic career.

"I’ve been painting seriously for several years and contemplating entering the professional art world. However, I had no idea what that encompassed and how to get started. Linda taught me about the business side of the art world and I left with an artist statement, CV and artist bio. She even helped me find artistic opportunities that perfectly matched my goals. I'm about to submit to a call for art for the first time and could not have done it without her!" ~ Ella Lovins, artist

Get on the Wait List

There is not yet a set date for the next Arting 101 in 2024. If you are interested, please add your name to the wait list and we will contact you when Linda announces the next Arting 101.

Thanks for submitting! We'll be in touch soon.

Materials & Process

I often get questions about the specific materials I use in my paintings. Below you will find a link to a page I created where I have compiled a list with links to all of the most important things I use in my studio.

Painting Courses

Wet on Wet Watercolor Painting

Would you like to learn an easy introduction to wet-on-wet watercolor painting? Are you searching for a simple and exciting way to teach color theory? Are you looking for the perfect painting practice to bring to children and those with special needs? Or perhaps you want to add a lovely meditative painting practice to your day? With a foundation in the Waldorf tradition, this course uses storytelling and visualizations to help you connect deeply with the wonder of color.

Fresco Painting ~ COMING IN 2023

"Linda has a great course for those new to Waldorf Watercolor. I had the chance to preview it and I'm truly impressed with all Linda shares. The course takes all the stress out of learning the technique." 

~ Melisa Nielsen, Waldorf Essentials

Art Lessons & Tutorials

How to See Like an Artist, one tool and three simple exercises to improve your drawing skills - Instructional guide with Pictures

This instructional guide offers a simple tool to increase your observation skills, easy to follow exercises to help break down complex subjects into basic shapes, and lessons in the fundamentals of values and how to use them to add depth and dimension to your artwork.

How to Make a Picture Framer,  Instructional guide

A picture framer is a simple tool used to help you to focus on your subject and not get distracted by what's around it. It will help you pay close attention to what you are trying to draw.

Part One: The Seven Elements of Art: line, shape, form & value - blog post - lessons & art analysis

 

Part Two: The Seven Elements of Art: texture, space & color - blog post (coming soon) - lessons & art analysis

"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

Resources & History Guides

All of our Learning art projects include:

  • A supplies list to help you shop for your art project,

  • Step by step instructions,

  • 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.

Here's what the Chido Gross kids 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? We have answers...

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Who are these classes for?

Linda 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.

Are the learning resources really FREE?

YES!

Will I be able to ask questions or get guidance?

Yes! Fill out our contact form and Linda will be glad to answer any questions you may have.

When will art project courses be available?

Linda is constantly adding projects and courses to the website. She has several painting courses and projects planned for 2024.

How will I know when the art projects are released?

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

What will be the cost of the art projects?

All of our learning resources are FREE. We have a "pay what you can" button on this page. If you get value from one of our resources, please consider giving a little back in recognition of our efforts.

Are the art project courses just for homeschoolers?

No. They are for everyone who is interested in expanding their art knowledge. 

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

Free free to drop Linda an email at linda@lindachido.com with your questions. She is happy to answer them.

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