How to draw a mandala basics. YOU add the creativity!
This great activity allows the user to create abstract art using the various elements of art.
Interactive tool at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts that helps to reinforce the Elements and Principles of Art.
This wonderful resource, at the Minneapolis Museum of Art, will help explain myths and legends of various civilizations and their connections to artworks made during various time periods
Dictionary of art terms.
This site was found by Delilah, a 6th grade student and avid Zentangler. Thanks, Delilah!
Another cool site devoted to zendoodling and zentangling, but not associated with the original company. Many new ideas.
Cool doodles that are taking the world by storm. Go directly to the newsletter for how-to's.
This site gives instructions on drawing the hand in many views, as well as the phallange bones within. Very good practice page.
Exercises to improve your drawing skills. All of these should be done as sketch assignments throughout the year.
Visit all of the art galleries and design institutions associated with the Smithsonian. You can even find answers at Ask Joan of Art!
Create art with words.
This site contains links to activities with the following artists or countries:
This site will help seventh graders further understand the meanings, truths and falsehoods behind the totem poles we will be building.
The museum now has several interactive online sites.
The Red Studio for teens at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Timeline of art mixed with historic events. Puts it all in perspective!
Choose one of several cool graffiti fonts. Type your name into the box, click create and your name will appear in graffiti font. Use the height, width and rotate tools to adjust the size of your letters. To the left are color choices - (R)Red, (G)Green, (B)Blue. Use slides to adjust colors. To the left are a variety of designs to decorate your letters. When finished you can take a screenshot, save as a pdf, or print at home.
This site is a compilation of many different available sites.
National Gallery of Art for Kids - Games, info, inter-active sites,
Jackson Pollock was known for throwing paint across his canvas. In fact, he was nicknamed "Jack the Dripper." Try your hand at using the mouse to drip "paint" across the screen. As you go faster the lines are thinner. Soon the colors change. Careful! It's addictive!
Use various shapes to create a Picasso-like portrait.
Learn all about Leaonardo da Vinci. This site is up for a Webby award. It is a good resource for sixth graders studying the Renaissance.
Brush up on the Elements and Principles, one and two point perspective and play many fun art games!
Draw your bedroom in 3-D.
Paint and save a piece of kaleidescopic art to your computer. (Can't be printed)
How to make a Giacometti Statue? Step-by-step instructions are shown to copy this master sculptor.