Online Art Activities for Kids
A Lifetime of Color - a great page of art activities by Sanford & a Lifetime of Color.
A. Pintura: Art Detective. Learn art history while playing detective
A Place of Our Own- A collection of creative activities for preschool children.
Art Access- an interactive site by the Art Institute of Chicago. Hear audio pronunciations of art terms and study artists.
Art Games- Play various games online. Produced by Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
Art Games- This page by Artificial.dk includes at least 16 games you can play online.
Art Games Online- A collection of online art games by About.com.
Artists Helping Children - Children & Art Resources for the Budding Child Artist - provided by Artists Helping Children - a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing comfort to children in hospitals, clinics, and shelters by brightening their environment with murals and other art.
Art Just for Kids - IAD's link to art appreciation - art history - museum "trips" - online games and projects - fun things to do.
ARTcapades with K-3 bilingual online activities and lessons.
ArtPad- a great online painting program that allows you to select a brush and color, and paint away. You can view the paintings of other visitors as well as e-mail your painting to others.
The 5 Art History Quiz, with questions about art, art about religion and more. Questions change each month.
Bomono- Create pictures using patterns that you create with buttons, pointing and clicking.
Carlos' Coloring Book Home, where you can color holiday pictures with your web browser.
Cartooning Lessons, basic lessons by Glen Wyand and Sara Jordan.
Chunky Monkey Cartoon Lessons, with a few lessons on animal cartoons.
Collage Machine Presented with a blank work screen, visitors can peruse the collection of objects, colors and shapes offered and then drag them onto their workspace. After doing so, the images can be manipulated in a variety of ways. Get ready for hours of fun! Try the Auto selection, too, and see what pops up. All "kid safe" images.
Color Test - See if your right brain and left brain are working together. Select the COLOR of the word not the word.
Colour a Rangoli Pattern- Color an Indian Rangoli pattern online.
Colour Your Profile- Children and adults can colour objects and then have their work graded for colour symbolism. This is more of an excercise in colour symbolism rather than colouring.
Cosmeo- Features online art games by Discovery Education.
Curious Corner- Several online art games by the Art Institute of Chicago. See the mask maker, cornell boxes, create portraits, and match shapes, textures, and sounds.
Drawing Drawer- Art teacher Marty Reid has a long list of things students can do when they get done early.
Dreamzone- You can "evolve" existing art by adding to a collection of pictures. It includes a sizable brush and color palette.
EagleKids, where you can find a coloring book, art contest, and eagle art gallery.
Facemaker, where you can create a face online. This site takes awhile to load.
Free Rice- Answer questions about famous artists and for each answer you get right, they donate 20 grains of rice throught the UN World Food Program.
Free Time Activities- IAD's List of free time activities submitted by teachers.
Garden of Praise- with art appreciation lessons for kids.
Ghosts, Ghouls, and Goblins- With Halloween activities, games, webquests, and more.
Graffiti Creator- Create your own graffiti online. You can choose a font and fill it with graffiti.
Halloween Games & Puzzles- A lesson page from Kaboose.
Hampshire Museum- Several painting puzzes and exploration of patterns. Unfortunately, it only works on Windows.
IAD's Christmas Page- with lessons and activitites
IAD's Easter Page- with lessons and activities
IAD's Halloween- with lessons and activities
IAD's Valentine's Day- with lessons and activities
IAD's St. Patrick's Day- with lessons and activities
How to Draw a Cartoon Character- by Gary Harbo. Nice Site!
International Child Art foundation- They have games and puzzles.
Jackson Pollock.org- Move your mouse around and create a Jackson Pollock-like painting.
Jigsaw- You can create your own jigsaw puzzles online. Create puzzles from works of art.
KIDLINK - Online activities for students. How do you want the world to be a better place? Lots to see and do on this site - kids' art music and more.
Kim and Jason: The Comic Strip About Childhood. By Jason Kotecki. The site has the daily comic strip, which follows the misadventures of two young children trying to make straight the crooked world of grown-ups.
Library of Congress Learning Page- You can find lots of game and activities here.
Make Belief Comics- You can create your own comic strip online here.
Mandala Maker From Girls Go Tech - Girl Scouts. To save your mandala to file, click Print Screen - then paste into new file in your photo editing software. Crop the image down to five inch square. You can use lasso tool to cut out the remaining label in corner. -More Games
Mark Kistler's Imagination Station! - 3-D Drawing Lessons!
Math Tesselations, created an online design using geometric shapes
Mentisworks- A blog with art games
Mind's Eye Monster Exchange Project, for fun monster art lessons and a collection of student galleries.
More Than Math- These games use math to teach art.
Mr. Picasso Head- Where you can drag and drop facial features to create a Picasso image.
National Museum Liverpool - Portrait Interactive Lots to learn here - Try it! You will have fun testing your knowledge of how to read a painting.
NGAkids- Create paintings online and more!
Nick Jr.- A page of online art games featuring cartoons on Nick Jr. television.
North Carolina Museum of Art- They have four puzzle games the last time we checked.
Odosketch- You can create your own online sketches and see the sketches of others. You can also view a slideshow of sketches in action.
Online Activities/Art Safari- with interactive online lessons.
Pac Mondrian- Move Pac Man around a Mondrian maze. This one is fun!
Paint with the Pointillator!- IAD's online activity where students can create a pointillism painting.
Paper Airplanes on the Internet, Check these sites selected by Surfing the net with Kids.
PixelFace- You can draw an online picture using Flash art tools.
Planet Perplex- With optical illlusions, hidden images, surrealism, and art picture puzzles.
Renaissance Connection- A great site with games, quizes, lessons and resources on the Renaissance.
Rollip- Create Polaroids from your own photos for download or print.
SceneCaster- Create 3D scenes and explore what others have created.
Scribbler - Turn scribbles into art - Have fun playing
smARTkids- an interactive site by the University of Chicago that uses Flash.
Study Sphere- A collection of online art games.
Surfing the Net with Kids- They have a number of art games there.
The Color.com- An online coloring book. Kids can learn the names of 192 colors while they're coloring.
Uncle Fred's Coloring book and other art games.
Virtual Jack-O-Lantern- You can carve pumpkins online!
Walker Art Center has interactive art activities categorized by grade level.
Warhol: Online Factory- Create silkscreens online while learning how Andy Warhol created his art.
Widgetbox- These are widgets you can add to browsers and social websites such as MySpace and Facebook.
YouDraw The aim of this website is to show what 6 billion people look like by producing 12,000 copies of a book of 500,000 human figures drawn by visitors to the site. Help the creators of YouDraw achieve their goal by using the interactive drawing pad available on the site. For children and adults.
Youth Arts- All sorts of art related topics. They don't understand that the background color of a website must contrast with the text, but otherwise you'll find some useful links.
Zwinky- Turn yourself into a cartoon. Dress the character, put make-up on change hair styles, etc. Sorry, but only old versions of Windows works on this.
Educational Interactive Sites by Students
Art History: ArtiFAQ 2100 Student created site - chronicles art history past and present. By students at John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx under the direction of Steve Feld.
Curse of King Tut: Fact or Myth? Award winning site by students at John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx under the direction of Steve Feld.
Getty Games- Art education-related games including puzzles, detective, downloads and more.
Learning about Leonardo - Why is the Mona Lisa Smiling? student created site - presenting original music by Leonardo da Vinci. By students at John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx under the direction of Steve Feld.
Newton's Castle - Learn about color, optical illusions, observations from nature and fascinating facts about how cars roll up hill and why dogs chase cars. Created by students at John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx under the direction of Steve Feld.
The Shroud of Turin - web site provides information to suggest that Leonardo DaVinci may actually have created the shroud, discussing his motivations as well as his capabilities and presents the information, allowing visitors to the website to express their own opinions on this subject. Created by students at John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx under the direction of Steve Feld.
Web Sudoku- a logic-based placement puzzle. For older students.
Art Media Tutorials - Drawing - Painting
Animation Meat- With many animation tutorials by Disney instructor Walt Stanchfield.
Art Workshops: Listing of national workshops of artist Cynthia Padilla
Bet Borgeson: Colored Pencils. Online course. Site has some images in the gallery you may want to show kids - and some online tutorials. Email addresses are given for artists if you want to put images in a PowerPoint.
Botanicalart- A forum for artists dedicated to the realistic portrayal of plants, flowers and natural science subjects.
Colored Pencil Challenge: See Lessons and Teacher resources
Deep Space- An online tutorial in the illusion of depth. This wonderful short video, by Tricia Fuglestad, is geared to the elementary level.
Gallery Games (PDF)- A great document with games related to Asian masks.
How to Draw (PDF)- An eBook with instructions on drawing various subjects.
PixelPerfect- Video lessons on digital art.
Sketching and Drawing with botanical artist, Cynthia Padilla. Learn and improve drawing skills through direct observation in dry media such as graphite pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, and pastels.
Study Art a large glossary of art terms, styles, and artists.
What is a Print?- With flash tutorials on woodcut, etching, lithography, and screenprinting. This site is great on a digital overhead to demonstrate the processes of each printmaking procedure.
Board Games USA, where you can search for art games.
Cartoon Aliens- put a pile of alien and space cartooning books in a center with paper and set them free!
Impressionist Art Card Game - Players fish for art by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Pissarro, Caillebotte, Cassatt and Morisot.
Lincoln Logs - Children can design their own homes or create wooden sculptures.
Modern Art Game - Players compete to gain the most money by buying and selling paintings at auctions and reselling them for profit.
Monster Engine - Dave Devries renders children's drawings of monsters in realistic detail (comic book style). Might be a fun lesson idea for you to do with younger students and high school. Create your own monster book for children.
Origami Club- This site has animated tutorials on creating origami from hundreds of templates.
Puzzles USA, with thousands of jigsaw puzzles. Great for your activity center.
Van Gogh Art Card Game - Use strategy and memory to collect all the works of art by each artist