Collage Machine (Requires Shockwave and Firefox browser) [Archive] 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.
Mandala Maker - [Archive] You need Firefox for this to work. 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 (Archives)
Walker Art Center [Archive] has interactive art activities categorized by grade level. (Click on grade level circle buttons at the top of the page to see the activities.)
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.
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. (Archive)
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. (Archive)
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.
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. (Archive)
What is a Print? - [Archive] 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
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.