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abcya.com
A fun interactive painting program on the Internet.
http://www.abcya.com/abcya_paint.htm

Architect Studio 3D
Architecture is the most massive expression of art you can think of. In this online app you get to design a house from the ground up with the famed architect ““ Frank Lloyd Wright.
http://architectstudio3d.org/AS3d/index.html

Art Junction – heART Collage
Just in time for Valentine’s Day! American artist, Jim Dine created a series of artwork using the “heart” shape as a symbol of his love for his wife, Nancy. Learn how to create your own “heart” series using this website.
http://www.artjunction.org/newsparkers/heartCollage.pdf

Art Safari - Museum of Modern Art, New York
Explore the theme of animals in art through the work in the Museum of Modern Art. Take a “journey”—and adventure in looking at art.
http://www.moma.org/momalearning/artsafari/safari_menu.html

Art Trivia
Interesting art trivia facts that are fun to share with children and adults.
http://www.usefultrivia.com/art_trivia/

ArtInThePicture
This is an introductory art history site that can be used to introduce older children to art history. The site provides a history of art through full color images, videos, and links to online museums.
http://www.artinthepicture.com/

Artist Trading Cards
Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are miniature works of art, usually done on card stock, that are traded between artists. They can be about anything and made with any media, materials, or techniques. They can be produced as one-of-a-kind originals, in limited editions, or in a series based on a particular theme or subject. It’s all up to the individual artist. The rules for ATCs are simple.
http://www.artist-trading-cards.ch/

Artopia
A comprehensive Web-based arts experience designed for middle school students, covering the visual and performing arts.
http://www.knowitall.org/artopia/

ArtPad
A fun flash-based paint program from art.com. Have fun creating art!
http://artpad.art.com/artpad/painter/

Artsology
Free e-postcards, to which you can add your own text and send to your friends and family!
http://www.artsology.com/ecards.php

Artsology
Hangman - the classic game with figures from the arts.
http://www.artsology.com/hangman.php

Artsology – Art History Match Game
This is a fun activity to test your knowledge about art. Match up paintings by Matisse, O'Keeffe, Dali, Rembrandt, and more!
http://www.artsology.com/art_recognition.php

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Learn more about Asian art and cultural traditions with these fun, hands-on art projects you can make at home.
http://www.asianart.org/family.htm#projects

Bean Stalk
How would you like to work with other kids to create a picture book? Maybe you would like to draw pictures for someone’s story. Bean Stalk is a cyber cooperated picture book.
http://www.kids-space.org/bean/bean.html

Bomono
A fun interactive website where you can create pictures using patterns that you create with buttons, pointing and clicking.
http://bomomo.com/

Bomono
Create pictures using patterns that you create with buttons, pointing and clicking
http://bomomo.com/

Brain Bashers Optical Illusions
Optical illusions are often described as visual images that differ from reality - the eyes and brain 'see' something that doesn't quite match the physical measurement of the image. Check out these fun optical illusions.
http://www.brainbashers.com/opticalillusions.asp

Building Surprises
Learn about the architectural design process at this site from the Weisman Art Museum. You can explore this building designed by Frank Gehry and learn about the design process. You can also learn more about Frank Gehry who also designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the new Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
http://www.weisman.umn.edu/about#architecture-design

Cartoonster
Learn about the basics of cartoon animation. Easy to use tutorials will help you understand the concepts of frame by frame animation.
http://cartoonster.kidzdom.com

Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection
Explore 15 masterpieces from the Anderson Collection through streaming audio and video clips as well as a zoom function for up-close-and-personal viewing. Featured artists include Jackson Pollock, Frank Stella, and Willem de Kooning.
http://www.sfmoma.org/explore/multimedia/interactive_features/4#

Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Fireworks of Glass
The largest permanent sculpture of blown glass by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Learn how glass is blown and create your own sculpture online.
http://www.childrensmuseum.org/themuseum/fireworks_ofglass/games_k2.htm

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose – Secrets of Circles
Experiment with colors, circles and motion at this interactive website that includes Circles of Light, Ripple Table and Kaleidoscope.
http://www.cdm.org/swf/games/circles/kaleidoscope_content.html

Classic Games Online
Challenging and addictive games and puzzles for you to play online in your web browser. Try out these classic board games to play against the computer, or beat your best score in a timed action game!
http://thinks.com/java/index.htm

Color in Motion
This interactive site by Claudia Cortes walks visitors through the use of color. Color in Motion also provides games and videos to illustrate how color communicates, invokes emotion, and symbolizes other things
http://www.mariaclaudiacortes.com/#

Color in Motion
This interactive site by Claudia Cortes walks visitors through the use of color. Color in Motion also provides games and videos to illustrate how color communicates, invokes emotion, and symbolizes other things.
http://www.mariaclaudiacortes.com/#

Color Test
See if your right brain and left brain are working together. Select the COLOR of the word not the word.
http://www.fireworkspop.com/colortest.htm

Color Theory for Art Enthusiasts
Explore the world of color theory with topics such as origins, modern theory, and color theory terms.
http://www.onlineclasses.org/2013/04/19/color-theory-for-art-enthusiasts/

Color Wheel and Color Relationships
This website shows how the color wheel has many practical uses including how to choose colors for a room.
http://www.bedroomfurniturespot.com/color-wheel-relationships

Color With Leo
Explore the world of art through interactive games, hands-on activities, and lessons with a young Leonardo da Vinci.
http://www.colorwithleo.com/

Color Your Profile
Children and adults can color objects and then have their work graded for color symbolism. This is more of an exercise in color symbolism rather than coloring.
http://vn247.net/flash/Color-and-Me.swf

Color, Contrast and Dimension
Does the color blue make you feel blue? This website is an interactive color experience with an online guide that explains color theory and shows how to use it in design through examples and exercises. Play with colors to understand their effects and learn now to use them effectively in design.
http://poynterextra.org/

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.
http://www.artic.edu/aic/education/CC/

Deceiving Art: A Guide to Stereograms
Love optical art? Do you know how to use your "magic eye"? Learn what a stereogram is, how they work and a list of resources for creating your own.
http://www.artsheaven.com/deceiving-art-a-guide-to-stereograms.html

Design a House in 3D with Frank Lloyd Wright
On this site, you can design a house, walk through it in 3D, then share it with the world. You can also learn more about architecture, past and present, and explore Frank Lloyd Wright's life and work.
http://www.architectstudio3d.org/AS3d/index.html

Did You Know - Art Facts
Learn interesting facts about famous people in the arts.
http://didyouknow.org/fastfacts/art/

Discover Design
Design is everywhere. This interactive resource for teachers and students will stimulate critical and creative approaches to design and help you make the most of visiting the site.
http://designmuseum.org/discoverdesign/index.html

Draw a Stickman
Draw a custom stickman and watch him come to life in this interactive stickman adventure.
http://www.drawastickman.com/

Drawtoy
A fun drawing "toy" from Ze Frank. Use the animated tools and make your drawing spring to life.
http://www.zefrank.com/dtoy2/index.html

Earth 350
350 EARTH will be the first-ever global scale group show on the front line of climate change. People around the world are invited to take part by attending events, submitting their own art, and spreading the word about the project.
http://earth.350.org/

Earth as Art Gallery
See how scientific photos of the world can look much like abstract or non-representational art. View our planet through the beautiful images taken by the Landsat-7 satellite and the Terra Satellite's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER). This gallery of images uses the visceral avenue of art to convey the thrilling perspective of the Earth that satellites provide to the viewer.
http://www.earthasart.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Ed Emberley Website
Ed Emberley has written more than 80 children’s books, many of which are about drawing. This fun and interactive website provides a short biography of Emberley, animated drawing lessons, and activities for children.
http://www.edemberley.com/pages/main.aspx?section=home

Free Rice
Answer questions about famous artists and for each answer you get right, they donate 20 grains of rice through the United Nations World Food Program.
http://freerice.com/index.php?&t=20739180937&s=Famous%20Paintings

Frisco kids
This is a comprehensive guide to kid friendly events and trips around the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Check out their great ideas for what to do with all the artwork coming home from school.
http://www.friscokids.net/

Getty Games - Detail Detectives
Test your detail finding skills in this games. Subjects include creatures, architecture, body parts, and swanky surfaces.
http://www.getty.edu/gettygames/detectives/

GettyGames
Test your memory, play detective, or solve a puzzle in online games with Getty art!
http://www.getty.edu/gettygames/

Graffiti Artist
Have fun creating a colorful and balanced collage picture!
http://www.abrakadoodle.com/artgamesforkids4.html

Hangman
Use this fun website to play online hangman using artists' names.
http://library.thinkquest.org/J001159/famart.htm

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
Learn about Pablo Picasso and see his artworks.
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/pica/hd_pica.htm

Important Women Artists
Check out this list starting with the earliest known woman artist to the latest and see samples of their work.
http://www.uwrf.edu/history/women.html

Inside Art
Explore a painting as an art historian would. This interactive website takes you on an adventure, discovering secrets about paintings.
http://www.eduweb.com/insideart

iSketch
Join people from around the world to play a fun game of online sketching!
http://www.isketch.net/

Jigsaw
You can create your own jigsaw puzzles online. Create puzzles from works of art.
http://www.jigzone.com/gallery/Art

Jigsaw
Create jigsaw puzzles from your own artwork or from others works of art.
http://www.jigzone.com/gallery/Art

Kaleidoscope Painter
This site provides the tools necessary to create customized kaleidoscope images online. Students can create colorful pieces of kaleidoscope art that can be saved or printed.
http://www.permadi.com/java/spaint/spaint.html

Keith Haring
Artist Keith Haring was devoted to kids. This site shares his vision of art with kids and inspires them to discover their own creative side. Activities include games, puzzles, pictures to color, stories and more.
http://www.haringkids.com/

KIDLINK
Online activities for students. Lots to see and do on this site, art, music, and more.
http://www.kidlink.org/kidspace/start.php?HoldNode=1884

Kids Art Top Ten Museums
Visit an art museum on the Internet. KidsArt brings you links to our favorite children's web presentations from museums around the U.S.
http://www.kidsart.com/tt0101.html

Kids’ Space - Gallery
Do you wonder what kids in Japan like to draw. You can find out on this site. How cool is that? Submit artwork to this site and kids from across the world can see it!
http://www.kids-space.org/gallery/gallery.html

Knowitall
ETV's educational collection of fun, interactive websites for K-12 students, teachers, and parents. Click on Artopia to explore the arts and create your own online portfolio.
http://www.knowitall.org

Make Beliefs Comix
Have fun creating your own comic strips. Select from 10 fun characters with different moods and write words for blank talk and thought balloons to make the characters talk and think.
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/

Matisse Cutouts by Abrakadoodle
Create paintings with Matisee-like paper cutouts.
http://www.abrakadoodle.com/artgamesforkids2.html

Metropolitan Museum of Art - Aaron's Awesome Adventure
A college friend wrote this story about a boy who visits the Metropolitan Museum to tell kids that looking at art can be fun.
http://www.metmuseum.org/metmedia/interactives/start-with-art/aarons-awesome-adventure

Mobile Maker
Mobiles look graceful and weightless as they glide through the air. Try you hand at this interactive website to see if you can make create a mobile and balance it.
http://www.nga.gov/education/classroom/interactive/mobile.htm

My Imaginary City
The UK's Tate Museum has a link that lets students create an imaginary city...your own virtual world is only a few clicks away.
http://kids.tate.org.uk/games/my-imaginary-city/

National Geographic
Looking for a photography contest for your child. Submit your child’s work of art to the International Photography Contest 2009 by November 2,2009.
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/contests/Photos

National Postal Museum: Art of the Stamp
Think you have an idea for a stamp? Try your hand at illustrating your own stamp. Read about the artwork on stamps and then design your own stamp after downloading a stamp template from the site.
http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/artofthestamp/

NGA Kids - Seasaws
Create an animated scene and build your own characters using photographs of found objects.
http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/seasaws.htm

NGAkids - SwatchBox
Use this site as a tool for mixing and drawing with millions of colors.
http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/swatchbox.htm

NGAkids – Dutch Dollhouse
Paintings by well-known 17th-century artists come to life while mixing and matching colorful characters, creating decorative objects, and exploring the kitchen, living quarters, artist's studio, and courtyard of this interactive site.
http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/zone.htm#dollhouse

Odosketch-
Create your own online sketches and see the sketches of others. You can also view a slide show of sketches in action.
http://sketch.odopod.com/

Optics for Kids
Test your brain at the gallery of optical illusions! You can also find at-home activities, explore the field of optics (the science of light) past and present, and explore the work of scientists at this site of the Optical Society of America.
http://www.opticsforkids.org/

Pac-Mondrian
Classic Gaming Meets Modern Art! Pac-Mondrian closes the perceptual distance between fine art and video games by combining Piet Mondrian's Modernist masterpiece 'Broadway Boogie Woogie' with Toru Iwatani's classic video game Pac-Man.
http://pbfb.ca/pac-mondrian/play.html

PBS - The American Masters Game
The American Masters are more connected than you may think! Choose two Masters from the pull-down menus below to see how they're related
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/six_degrees_game/index.html

Picturing Women
A Web exhibit exploring historical and contemporary representations and self-representations of women - how they are figured, fashioned, turned into portraits, and told about in words and pictorial narrative.
http://www.picturingwomen.org/

Pigment Through the Ages
A great site that tells where we get pigment for paints and what the colors mean in different cultures.
http://www.webexhibits.org/pigments/

Pop Art- The Artists You Should Know
The term “Pop Art” is derived from the use of popular culture as a creative art form. Learn more about Pop Art artists.
http://www.clickinks.com/pop-art-the-artists-you-should-know.html

Portrait for Kids
Follow clues and help solve a mystery! Use special spyglass tool to uncover hidden layers of the painting and learn fascinating facts about the portrait along the way, from the National Gallery of Art.
http://georgewashington.si.edu/kids/portrait.html

Sanford - Art Adventures
Explore the world of art and artists through our interactive timeline and glossary. Learn about the color wheel, the elements and principles of art, and much more.
http://www.alifetimeofcolor.com/main.taf?p=3

Sanford - Carmine's Landscape Adventure
Join Carmine Chameleon and explore paintings to learn about mood, depth, time of day and weather in landscapes. Create your own landscapes, too!
http://www.alifetimeofcolor.com/play/landscape1/

Sanford ArtEdventures - From Cave Art to Your Art
"Meet" various contemporary artists. View video clips and make a video of your own.
http://www.alifetimeofcolor.com/play/caveart/index.html

Secret Builders - “Help the Kelp” Contest
Art in Action is proud to partner with Secret Builders, WildPlanet Toy Company and the Monterey Bay Aquarium to bring a cool, virtual world, coloring contest to young artists everywhere. Enter a virtual underwater scene, learn about sea creatures, and color the scene. Have FUN, be creative, and win great prizes (Grand Prize = $100 cash!!)
http://www.secretbuilders.com/contest.html

Shakespeare vs. Britney Spears- What is Art?
What makes something a great work of art? Which artists have produced the world's greatest art? In this interactive investigation, see what philosophers have said about these questions, make your contribution and apply your decisions to help rate the work of ten artists. Pit two artists of your choice against each other in a head-to-head fight to see which artist has created the best works of art.
http://www.philosophersnet.com/games/britney_spears.htm

Shel Silverstein
Watch a sampling of Silverstein's poetry come to life while watching animations of his wacky characters.
http://www.shelsilverstein.com/indexSite.html

SmARTkids
Learn the language of art, explore art materials, and unravel clues about the history of selected artworks. Visit an artist's studio and make your own art on this cool site.
http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/smartkids/

Smithsonian’s Meet Me at Midnight
Meet Me at Midnight features expeditions to return artwork back were it belongs. Use clues to discover where the artwork should be. Learn about the different types of art.
http://americanart.si.edu/education/insights/midnight/

Students of the World
This website is an open window on the World's Cultures. It has educational games, among other things, which gives insight on how others live around the world.
http://www.studentsoftheworld.info/menu_jeux.html

Tappi Paper University
Visit this interactive website where students and teachers explore the world of paper. Topics include the history of paper, how paper is made, and how to make handmade paper.
http://www.tappi.org/paperu/welcome.htm

The Art Institue of Chicago — Art Access
These online art activities for families will help students and their families enjoy and discover the many works of art in the collection of The Art Institute of Chicago.
http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/exhibitions/ArtAccess

The Country Dog Gentlemen Travel to Extraordinary Worlds
In this interactive feature, canine characters from Roy De Forest's playful painting Country Dog Gentlemen take you on adventures to learn about famous artworks in SFMOMA's collection.
http://countrydogs.sfmoma.org/

The Global Children's Art Gallery
This site features 1,050 pictures by children from 67 countries. Browse all the pictures, and order prints, posters, greeting cards and clothing to support our work. Choose from over 1,000 pictures in this gallery or send your own.
http://www.naturalchild.com/gallery/

The Impressionist: Paint Pictures Online
A free online paint program that lets you create a painted representation of a photograph. It does this by sampling colors from the source image and then drawing brush strokes onto the canvas. Choose a photo or painting to paint with impressionist-style brush strokes.
http://thinks.com/java/impressionist/index.htm

The Joy of Shards Mosaics Resource
Learn about the history of mosaics, mosaic techniques, and see images of mosacs from across the globe.
http://www.thejoyofshards.co.uk/

The Metropolitan Museum of Art — The Dancers and Degas
Join special guests on a visit to the galleries and find out what dancers can tell us about Edgar Degas. Listen, look, and create your own sketch in this fun activit for all agest.
http://www.metmuseum.org/metmedia/interactives/art-trek/the-dancers-and-degas

The Rudiments Of Wisdom Encyclopedia
Thousands of cartoons covering almost everything there is to know about art and architecture. Topics include artists, modern art, painting, and much more!
http://www.rudimentsofwisdom.com/themes/themes_artandarchitecture.htm

The Ultimate Guide to Optical Illusions
Learn more about different types of optical illusions in these very comprehensive and interactive website.
http://www.gopromos.com/Article/The+Ultimate+Guide+to+Optical+Illusions/7349/Default.aspx

Virtual Jack-O-Lantern
Just in time for Halloween! Carve pumpkins online!
http://www.bloompetals.com/index.php?c=pumpkin

What is Print?
Learn the art of print making from the Museum of Modern Art.
http://www.moma.org/interactives/projects/2001/whatisaprint/flash.html

Where Science Meets Art
A Morning Edition series from National Public Radio explores the unexpected intersections of two seemingly different disciplines -- art and science.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4111499

Whitney for Kids
This fun interactive site features areas that include information about artists in the Whitney collection, a children's gallery, art quizzes, and more!
http://whitney.org/ForKids

World Myths and Legends in Art
This is a great website hosted by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts to "Explore Art by Culture."
http://www.artsmia.org/world-myths/artbyculture/index.html

Yale University’s Schoolhouse - Match Game
A game you’ll never forget. Flip the cards over and match up the images. Come to the Gallery to see the real artworks.
http://artgallery.yale.edu/pages/whatisart/what_school.php


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