Confession time: I’m not the best artist. Maybe you feel the same way about yourself. But Rob Jensen, creator of the YouTube channel Art for Kids Hub, might just make me—and you—a little bit better.
Since 2012, Rob’s been leading his wife, Teryn, and their children, Jack, Hadley, Austin and Olivia, in learning how to draw all sorts of things. They’ve gone through countless markers and sheets of paper—after all, the channel’s uploaded nearly 2,500 videos since its inception!
And if you’ve got a pencil and paper at home, you can follow along, too! In each video, Rob will lead one member of his family in a step-by-step process to create whatever they plan on drawing, explaining helpful tips to achieve the desired result.
Rob’s most important tip? To practice—and have fun while doing it.
Art for Kids Hub offers engaging and easy-to-understand commentary that kids will have little trouble following. This makes sense, as because Rob is guiding his own children in each video, his approach is suited for younger audiences. Parents likewise won’t need to worry about swear words.
With thousands of videos (and a new one uploaded almost daily), children will be able to find instruction on how to draw things that personally interest them.
The videos on the channel as a whole span a wide range in drawing difficulty, which makes them accessible to a variety skill levels, More advanced designs are typically tackled by Rob with his older children, while easier drawings are paired with Rob’s younger kids.
Additionally, Rob and Teryn’s love for their children is evident in each video.
We did not see anything of concern in the videos we watched.
Art for Kids Hub could be a great teaching resource to inspire your child in his or her artistry. Whether your child wants to learn how to draw a character from a movie, their favorite animal or more, it may be worth considering checking out Art for Kids Hub.
Though he was born in Kansas, Kennedy Unthank studied journalism at the University of Missouri. He knew he wanted to write for a living when he won a contest for “best fantasy story” while in the 4th grade. What he didn’t know at the time, however, was that he was the only person to submit a story. Regardless, the seed was planted. Kennedy collects and plays board games in his free time, and he loves to talk about biblical apologetics and hermeneutics. He doesn’t think the ending of Lost was “that bad.”