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Upcoming lessons

Upcoming lessons


Here’s a list of the lessons we’ll be looking at over the next few weeks of ArtSquish:

F O U N D A T I O N S :

Week 12 – Little Patches Watercolors. A two week introduction to watercolor and composition.

Week 13 – Patching up & Charcoal. Students will complete watercolors.

Week 14 – Artist’s Choice. Students are taught how to have freedom without chaos.

Thanksgiving holiday week

Week 15 – Color Journals. Reds and greens are mixed and practiced using our special method.

Week 16 – Gifts of Art. Small drawings and paintings on paper for special holiday gifts.

Week 17 – Gingerbread houses! Begin collecting 1/2 gallon milk cartons now! Our huge holiday hit is coming up.



K I D S A R T :

Week 12 – Cartoons Again. go crazy, with tools that become fish, and then go missing.

Week 13 – Amazing Cats. Cats are drawn and painted.

Week 14 – Have a Dog Day. So, dogs need love too.

Thanksgiving holiday week

Week 15 – Holiday Fun. Several traditional holiday themes are used for fun art.

Week 16 – Gift Making. Ornaments and wrapping paper top off the artwork this week.

Week 17 – Gingerbread houses! Begin collecting 1/2 gallon milk cartons now! Our huge holiday hit is coming up.

About The Author

Dennas Davis

Dennas is the founder of Firstlight Arts Academy in Nashville, and also of The Art Instructor (formerly ArtSquish). He has been designing, painting, illustrating and teaching in various combinations since he learned how to hold a crayon. He is the illustrator of 24 children’s books with over 5 million in print worldwide.
See his paintings at


  1. GILLIAn rozicer

    Hi Dennas, I have a teacher who is mad for a perspective lesson. Any chance I could get week 8 early. Thanks. Gillian R.

    • Dennas Davis

      Hi Gillian,

      We should have week 8 ready today. However, we have changed the order a bit. (edited in the post) This week is just a preview for perspective. The artists perspective lesson comes on week 10.

      While we have the lesson and even some of the materials, it’s not anywhere near the ArtSquish publishing system standards. It takes us about 30 hours a week rewriting, creating new materials, making videos, and formatting the lessons to get them ready. It’s one thing to meet with my own teachers and show them how to do everything, and something entirely different to make sure you understand and have everything you need online.

      Finally, there is so much about perspective and it is the most difficult thing for artists to learn. It’s even more difficult to teach effectively. We spread out the concepts over some time, because it just doesn’t work to try and teach this quickly.

      All that to say, I’m sorry but I don’t have a way to do that.



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