Amboy Middle School
Art Site

all grades resouces
Useful Web Links and Art Games
  1. Cool, Amazing Optical Illusions!
  2. Artist's Toolkit: Visual Elements and Principles
  3. | Text Art
  4. Mr.PicassoHead - online design and drawing, includes gallery
  5. National Gallery of Art: NGA Kids ArtZone - interactive art activities
  6. Haring Kids - from Keith Haring- fun online activities for kids
  7. MOMA Kids Wing - fun activities from the Museum of Web Art
  8. Destination: Modern Art - from the Museum of Modern Art
  9. Make a Snowman
  10. Make a Snowflake
  11. ArtEdventures - for primary and intermediate grades
  12. SmART Kids - from the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago; for students ages 7-12 to discover ways to look at, think about, and respond creatively to art
  13. Online Etch-a-Sketch - includes gallery
  14. A. Pintura: Art Detective - solve "The Case of Grandpa's Painting"; great art history lesson
  15. Mondrimat - create a non-objective desing a' la Mondrian
  16. Art-iculation - focusing on elements and principles.examples,print and online activities
  17. Inside Art -go on an adventure in art history- fun site!
  18. Metropolitan Museum Of Art for Kids - includes family guides, museum hunts and art games
  19. Learning to Look at Art
  20. A Lifetime of Color - a great page of art activities by Sanford & a Lifetime of Color.
  21. A. Pintura: Art Detective. Learn art history while playing detective
  22. A Place of Our Own- A collection of creative activities for preschool children.
  23. Art Access- an interactive site by the Art Institute of Chicago. Hear audio pronunciations of art terms and study artists.
  24. Art Games- Play various games online. Produced by Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
  25. Art Games- This page by includes at least 16 games you can play online.
  26. Art Games Online- A collection of online art games by
  27. 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.
  28. Art Just for Kids - IAD's link to art appreciation - art history - museum "trips" - online games and projects - fun things to do.
  29. ARTcapades with K-3 bilingual online activities and lessons.
  30. 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.
  31. Artsology: Culture for Kids Open your minds to new ideas. Fun activities and games for kids - test your knowledge. Art History Match Game - Rodin's Thinker's Thoughts - Frans Hals' Portraits
  32. The 5 Art History Quiz, with questions about art, art about religion and more. Questions change each month.
  33. Bomono- Create pictures using patterns that you create with buttons, pointing and clicking.
  34. Carlos' Coloring Book Home, where you can color holiday pictures with your web browser.
  35. Cartooning Lessons, basic lessons by Glen Wyand and Sara Jordan.
  36. Chunky Monkey Cartoon Lessons, with a few lessons on animal cartoons.
  37. 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.
  38. Color Test - See if your right brain and left brain are working together. Select the COLOR of the word not the word.
  39. Colour a Rangoli Pattern- Color an Indian Rangoli pattern online.
  40. 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.
  41. Cosmeo- Features online art games by Discovery Education.
  42. New! 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.
  43. Dr. Seuss- Click on the Playground link for many games. Also see What Color are your Days, Make Your Own Bookmark, and Things to do on a Rainy Day.
  44. Dreamzone- You can "evolve" existing art by adding to a collection of pictures. It includes a sizable brush and color palette.
  45. EagleKids, where you can find a coloring book, art contest, and eagle art gallery.
  46. Facemaker, where you can create a face online. This site takes awhile to load.
  47. 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.
  48. Garden of Praise- with art appreciation lessons for kids.
  49. Ghosts, Ghouls, and Goblins- With Halloween activities, games, webquests, and more.
  50. Graffiti Creator- Create your own graffiti online. You can choose a font and fill it with graffiti.
  51. Halloween Games & Puzzles- A lesson page from Kaboose.
  52. Hampshire Museum- Several painting puzzes and exploration of patterns. Unfortunately, it only works on Windows.
  53. IAD's Christmas Page- with lessons and activitites
  54. IAD's Easter Page- with lessons and activities
  55. IAD's Halloween- with lessons and activities
  56. IAD's Valentine's Day- with lessons and activities
  57. IAD's St. Patrick's Day- with lessons and activities
  58. How to Draw a Cartoon Character- by Gary Harbo. Nice Site!
  59. International Child Art foundation- They have games and puzzles.
  60. Jackson Move your mouse around and create a Jackson Pollock-like painting.
  61. Jigsaw- You can create your own jigsaw puzzles online. Create puzzles from works of art.
  62. 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.
  63. Library of Congress Learning Page- You can find lots of game and activities here.
  64. 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
  65. Mark Kistler's Imagination Station! - 3-D Drawing Lessons!
  66. Math Tesselations, created an online design using geometric shapes
  67. Mentisworks- A blog with art games
  68. Mind's Eye Monster Exchange Project, for fun monster art lessons and a collection of student galleries.
  69. More Than Math- These games use math to teach art.
  70. Mr. Picasso Head- Where you can drag and drop facial features to create a Picasso image.
  71. National Museum Liverpool - Portrait Interactive Lots to learn here - Try it! You will have fun testing your knowledge of how to read a painting.
  72. NGAkids- Create paintings online and more!
  73. Nick Jr.- A page of online art games featuring cartoons on Nick Jr. television.
  74. North Carolina Museum of Art- They have four puzzle games the last time we checked.
  75. New! Odosketch- You can create your own online sketches and see the sketches of others. You can also view a slideshow of sketches in action.
  76. Online Activities/Art Safari- with interactive online lessons.
  77. New! Pac Mondrian- Move Pac Man around a Mondrian maze. This one is fun!
  78. Paper Airplanes on the Internet, Check these sites selected by Surfing the net with Kids.
  79. PixelFace- You can draw an online picture using Flash art tools.
  80. Planet Perplex- With optical illlusions, hidden images, surrealism, and art picture puzzles.
  81. Quia- Where you can do a search for art activities. You can also do a color theory crossword puzzle, an elements of art puzzle, principles of design puzzle and matching art terms game.
  82. Renaissance Connection- A great site with games, quizes, lessons and resources on the Renaissance.
  83. New! Rollip- Create Polaroids from your own photos for download or print.
  84. SceneCaster- Create 3D scenes and explore what others have created.
  85. Scribbler - Turn scribbles into art - Have fun playing
  86. smARTkids- an interactive site by the University of Chicago that uses Flash.
  87. Study Sphere- A collection of online art games.
  88. Surfing the Net with Kids- They have a number of art games there.
  89. The An online coloring book. Kids can learn the names of 192 colors while they're coloring.
  90. Uncle Fred's Coloring book and other art games.
  91. Virtual Jack-O-Lantern- You can carve pumpkins online!
  92. Walker Art Center has interactive art activities categorized by grade level.
  93. Warhol: Online Factory- Create silkscreens online while learning how Andy Warhol created his art.
  94. Widgetbox- These are widgets you can add to browsers and social websites such as MySpace and Facebook.
  95. 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.
  96. Origami Club- This site has animated tutorials on creating origami from hundreds of templates.
Art Media Tutorials - Drawing - Painting
  • Animation Meat- With many animation tutorials by Disney instructor Walt Stanchfield.
  • 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.

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