Art: A whole set of web links to provide easy access to games and many other resources for teachers in their planning and for children, either at home or in the classroom. If you have some great links that you would like to see on this page, please send them to us so that we may include them.
Art Detective game – The case of Grandpa’s Painting, an investigation into art, an educational web adventure. 21st Century Sculpture – There is lots of interesting sculpture to explore and discuss here. Inside Art – I yawned and rubbed my eyes. I tried to focus on the wall of paintings in front of me. My feet were killing me. I’d rather be anywhere—outside, playing with my friends, even brushing my teeth—anywhere but this art museum. The Art Zone – The NGA kids art zone offers an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. Featuring a variety of art-making tools that encourage exploration and creativity, these computer-based activities are suitable for all ages. Artyfactory – Free art lessons from the Arty Factory.Arcimboldo picture creator – This needs a plugin, but it is brilliant if you are able to do it.ArtisanCam – Explore portraits, make your own – there are many activities here enabling a visitor to explore many art forms and styles. ArtPad – A wonderful picture creator. Mr Doob – Explore lines, shading and more with this creation tool.
The Children’s University of Manchester Art and Design “So much fun can be had with colours, crayons, materials, patterns, pictures – you may have created your own art at school. Maybe you’ve made something from paper and glue or drawn a beautiful picture just from your imagination. There are so many different art forms all around us, some may have been created by mother nature herself, some of it perhaps on a computer and some from lumps of metal carefully crafted into something much more beautiful.”
Art and Design Activities for Children – iChild Explore the art and design activities for children at iChild. They have free, downloadable art and design worksheets.
Learning art with the BBC Your guide to art and design learning resources and online courses .
Teaching Ideas Art and Design – there are lots of teacher generated ideas being shared here
Topmarks has a great selection of art web links gathered together
Hertfordshire Grid for Learning has some nice ideas for art projects
Van Gogh – Make sure that you change the language on the menu bar. Andy Goldsworthy – Watch the BBC video where Artist Andy Goldsworthy talks about and demonstrates creating artwork in a natural landscape using natural materials. Working on site in a quarry, Goldsworthy makes an abstract drawing on slate and shows how a ‘dry shadow’ can be made on stone during wet weather. He explores the temporary nature of some landscape artwork and the effects which can be produced there. Arcimboldo – See the faces made with fruit and vegetables, and then try it out! William Morris Gallery – Explore the collection but make sure that you do not buy anything accidentally! Henry Moore Foundation – Explore the sculpture garden.
Museums and Galleries