Course Description

A six week drawing course for K-12 school children that introduces the student to a different American artist each week: 

John James Audubon, Peter Max, Winslow Homer, Jasper Johns, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Thomas Hart Benton.


teaches a different drawing skill with a symbol of America:

OiLS, Symmetry (Mirror Image), Upside Down Drawing, Abstract (Op) Art, and One Point Perspective.

Each week you will be able to:

  • critique a piece of fine art
  • have an art history lesson on an artist
  • learn a new drawing skill
  • create detailed sketches in your sketchbook (3 per week; 18 total)
  • paint a masterpiece in the style of the artists (6 total)

There is also a 43 page downloadable art notebook that is included with this course.

Check out the sample pages by clicking on this file HERE

  • There are 20 video demonstrations that correspond to this course

  • 6 step-by-step videos showing the student how to draw each masterpiece
  • 12 warm-up drawing videos (2 per week)
  • 1 "How to Critique Art" video
  • 1 "gathering supplies" video

Here are samples of the paintings the children will create:


Amanda Steelman

5 star rating

“This was an excellent introduction to some of America's artists. My children loved learning different techniques. They are looking forward to their next course. ”

“This was an excellent introduction to some of America's artists. My children loved learning different techniques. They are looking forward to their next course. ”

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Rebecca Watson

4 star rating

“This was a great lesson for our family!”

“This was a great lesson for our family!”

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Course curriculum


1. How long do I have to use this course?

Once you purchase this course, it is yours to use as often as you would like. You can start and stop a session at anytime. There is no specific time frame needed to finish this class. It does not expire.

2. What age group is this course geared towards?

This course is geared towards children in elementary to high school. The younger students might need some guidance/help from the parent to have the videos set up (logging in to the website and getting the supplies out). You know your child! For the most part, students should be able to grab their supplies, watch the video demonstrations and complete the art work independently. {Make sure you bookmark this site so your child will be able to sign in!} High schoolers could also use this course to improve art skills or practice these lessons from a different point of view. Parents might also want to participate in these lessons as a fun way to create art together as a family!

3. How many videos are included with this course?

There are 20 step-by-step videos demonstrating how to do each art project (6 drawing, videos, 12 warm up videos, 1 critique video, 1 gathering supplies video)

4. Why the name "Yellow Spot: Sun"?

Pablo Picasso, famous artist and Cubist, once said, "There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others, with the help of their art and intelligence, that transform a yellow spot into the sun." 

What a wonderful way to view art! If we take the time to view art in this manner, there is no telling what each of these budding artists can create over their lifetime!

5. If I purchased this course, can I share this course with others?

This course is for use within your immediate family only. It can not be shared with friends, used in co-ops or classroom settings.

However, I have created a free document that you may use in a classroom setting. Please sign up for the free trial or purchase this course to have access to this file. It may not be shared community wide. Each individual tutor/teacher must sign up to have access to this file.

All sales are final.


•sell, reproduce, repackage or redistribute the contents of any resource from Yellow Spot Sun Series in whole or in part, for any reason.
•Host any of my products on your own or other sites
•Sell files to make a profit (print, bind, and laminate to sell to others)
•Transmit or store any of these resources on any other website or another location where people may download it (ex. Dropbox, Facebook groups, 4Shared, etc.)

Marrissa Raimonde

The Art Teacher

Hi there! I'm Marrissa, the creator of Yellow Spot:Sun and have been homeschooling my three kiddos since 2013. Prior to homeschooling my own kiddos, I earned my Master's Degree in Art Education and taught art in At-Risk public schools for nearly a decade. Yellow Spot:Sun was created in 2017 because I wanted to help other homeschooling families have access to quality art education at an affordable cost from the comfort from their own homes. With over twenty years of art teaching experience, I am continually adding new courses to the site. You can find lessons that are based on history, literature or the seasons. Many of the lessons include videos of me teaching the art technique step-by-step. Some are downloadable "do it yourself" PDF's. It is my hope and prayer that these courses will be a blessing to you and your kiddos and that the desire to create will be ignited in each of them that fosters a love of the arts for a lifetime! Sincerely, Marrissa

Marrissa Raimonde

The Art Teacher