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Online Art Activities for Kids

Lesson Plans for Art Teachers- See Separate Page

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.

Ideas for Art Project / Activity / Learning Centers

  • 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 - iconPlayers fish for art by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Pissarro, Caillebotte, Cassatt and Morisot.

  • Legos sculptures Place the variety bucket of Legos pieces in a center. Students can create their own sculptures. Students can also design their own Legos models and submit them to a contest.

  • Lincoln Logs - iconChildren can design their own homes or create wooden sculptures.

  • Modern Art Game - iconPlayers 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 - iconUse strategy and memory to collect all the works of art by each artist


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