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Free Art Lessons offers free art and design lessons for all. Learn how to draw, paint and design by following our illustrated step by step instructions. We are building a growing resource of free art tutorials that are designed to improve your artistic skills and to increase your enjoyment in creating artworks.

Our Most Popular Lessons - Paintings by Vincent van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most popular artists of all time. Our lesson explores Van Gogh's early paintings in Holland and explains how his ideas and techniques developed in Paris, Arles, Saint-Rémy, and Auvers-sur-Oise.


Artyfactory's free art lessons share the knowledge, understanding and experience of art and design to encourage you to develop your own artistic voice. Our lessons explore a variety of drawing, painting and design techniques across a range of subjects and styles. In each lesson we lead you through an illustrated step by step development of the artwork from its initial stages to the finished example.

Art appreciation is the knowledge and understanding of the universal and timeless qualities that identify all great art. The more you appreciate and understand the art of different eras, movements, styles and techniques, the better you can develop, evaluate and improve your own artwork.

Our design lessons explore the basic elements of design such as imagery, color, pattern, composition, layout and typography and how to evaluate their effectiveness in the creative process.