Golden Road Arts - Encouraging Students, Promoting Northwest Artists

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Golden Road Arts is focused on free art education

  • We develop teaching videos to support teachers and homeschoolers.
  • We promote art education, art appreciation and artists.
  • We share how the arts shape lives and careers that derive from art education.
  • We promote creativity in all artistic mediums.
  • Grade-specific videos, PD downloads and art curriculum that meet the State of Oregon standards are free. We ask that you sign in to download so we know who is using our stuff.

Recent Art Projects

Salt Paintings and Sculpting Playdough at Golden Road Arts

Salt Paintings and Sculpting Playdough at Golden Road Arts

Artist Barbara Mason welcomes her grandsons to the Golden Road studio to create salt paintings and to mix flour, salt and water to sculpt home-made playdough. Each of these art lessons requires hands-on involvement with the children, as you will see. However, the...

Making Finger Puppets and Learning About Texture

Making Finger Puppets and Learning About Texture

Artist, printmaker and educator Barbara Mason demonstrates two projects for children to make with regular household items. The first is an example of how to make finger puppets using a story such as "The Three Little Pigs" as source material. The second is a lesson...

Drawing Lesson #1 – Drawing Faces

Drawing Lesson #1 – Drawing Faces

In this episode of Golden Road Arts lessons for children, Artist, Printmaker and Educator Barbara Mason helps you draw a face in relationship to what you see – not how you have always been drawing faces. She helps you see your face and the faces of your friends and...

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Friends of Golden Road

Friends of Golden Road

Golden Road Arts is fortunate to have the support of many talented northwest artists who believe in our mission to bring art to kids and support teachers. The sale of any piece of work from our art website supports our mission and supports NW artists.