Archive for the ‘art’ category

Free Wildflower Coloring Books

July 12th, 2014

 

It’s Saturday, July 12, 2014, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Celebrating Wildflowers Coloring Books

 

Age Range: All (All grades, with parental supervision)

 

This website encourages appreciation for the beauty of wildflowers of the Northwest and Texas Hill Country by providing information about a stunning array of wildflowers and illustrations that you can print and color. Don’t let the area-specific titles fool you – many of these flowers grow in other regions as well.

When you get to the site, you will see a short introduction and a menu below it. Click on either Northwest or Texas Hill Coloring Book. A new page opens with a new menu that offers:

  • An index of flowers by scientific name
  • An index of flowers by common name
  • A gallery of coloring pages completed and submitted by website visitors
  • Biography of the illustrator of the wildflower coloring pages
  • and other educational info about wildflowers

The simple way to access the flowers you want to color is to click on the “Common Names Index.” A new page opens with a list of common names of wildflowers. Find the one you are interested in, click on it, and a new page opens with a thumbnail picture of the flower along with a link to the printable coloring page and a color guide for that flower.

When you are through exploring the coloring pages, go back to the home page. It contains links to other botanical coloring books online, resources about wildflowers for teachers, and best of all – a directory of wildflower events taking place throughout the U.S. and Canada. Just click on “On-line Wildflower Events Directory” and a new page opens with a map of the U.S. Click on any state for a directory of wildflower tours and walks. (Note: The word Canada is above the map. Click on it to find events taking place in Canada.)

Enter the World of Jan Brett

June 21st, 2014

 

It’s Saturday, June 21, 2014, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

The World of Jan Brett

 

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12, with parental supervision)

 

Visit the world of American illustrator and writer of children’s picture books, Jan Brett. At this website, visitors will find a treasure trove of activities for hours of fun. In addition to loads of educational activity pages to print out, there are tons of printable coloring pages, fun games to play online or print out, and cards to either email or print. One of the highlights of this website are the video art lessons. Join Ms. Brett as she teaches visitors to draw some of the characters from her books such as:
  • Cinders – A Chicken Cinderella
  • Mossy -An Eastern Box Turtle
  • A dolphin
  • A chick
  • A moose
  • A hedgehog
  • A creature of the deep
  • A giraffe
  • A bear
  • A Dassie
  • An elephant
  • Dots and Stripes – Two African Animals
  • A bunny
  • Gingerbread Baby, Friends and Peppermint Puppy
  • Horses
  • African Okapi
  • A lion
  • A rhinoceros
  • A polar bear
  • A stork
  • A Siberian Husky
  • A viper fish
  • A train
  • A whale

And much more. You will want to bookmark this website and come back often to enjoy all that is available here.

Art through Coloring Online

May 31st, 2014

 

It’s Saturday, May 31, 2014, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Coloring.com

 

Age Range: All (All grades, with parental supervision)

 

The kids are going to love this! When you get to this site click on the “start coloring” link. (Note: you do not have to register to use the site.) It will take you to a page filled with over 100 possible choices of pictures to color. There are: 

  • Animals
  • Trucks
  • Planets
  • Clowns
  • Sports characters
  • holiday pictures
  • and much, much more!

 

Click on the name of the picture you want to color and another screen pops up containing a black and white drawing. Next to the drawing is a palette of colors. Click on a color and then click on the section of the drawing you want to color. It automatically fills it in with the color you selected. When you are through coloring, you can print out your creation, email it to a friend, save it, or choose another picture to color.

 

This is a great resource for rainy day projects, holiday decorations, and just plain old fun using the computer.

Easy Drawing Tutorials

May 10th, 2014

 

It’s Saturday, May 10, 2014, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Easy Drawing Tutorials

 

Age Range: 8-Adult (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website is a treasure trove of drawing lessons for all of your favorite characters. Each lesson includes a video and step-by-step illustrated instructions. There are hundreds of alphabetized choices of characters from:

  • Disney
  • Nintendo
  • Looney Tunes
  • Sesame Street
  • Marvel Comics
  • The Simpsons
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Hello Kitty
  • Star Wars
  • SpongeBob
  • Comic Strips
  • Pokemon
  • Sega
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Anime
  • Angry Birds
  • DC Comics
  • and many more!

 New tutorials are uploaded every Sunday, so this is an ever-growing collection of drawing instruction. Cartoon lovers and artists of all ages will want to come back again and again to check out what’s new.

Hundreds of Hands on Crafts for Kids

March 29th, 2014

 

It’s Saturday, March 29, 2014, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Hands On Crafts for Kids

 

Age Range: 7-12 (Grades 2-7, with parental supervision)

ClickScholar Heidi Craft sent us this wonderful website for review. This website is the online home to the public television program Hands On Crafts for Kids. Not only will visitors find hundreds of educationally reinforced craft projects with easy-to-follow instructions, but also episodes of the Hands On Crafts for Kids show are available for on-line viewing each week.
Some of the craft projects also include YouTube videos. Current series topics cover: 
* The Artist In You!
* More Crafting Every Day projects!
* Crafting Every Day
* Crafts around the World
* Living Things
* Skills for Life
* Back to Basics
* Cultural Traditions of the Islands
* 5,4,3,2,1 – 5 projects, 5 steps, 5 ingredients
* Crafting in the USA
* Back In Time
* Camp Hands On
* Crafts Around The Earth
* Crafting Together
* Crafts Around The World 1
* Curriculum Crafts

A small sampling of the fun projects available includes:

* Paleolithic Cave Painting
* Japanese Printing Technique – Gyotaku Fish Shaped Prints
* Impressionistic Landscape
* A sock-arm puppet
* Create glop or blubber
* Peruvian Bead Necklace

There is an ever growing list of great projects and ideas that can be easily integrated into your studies. You will surely want to bookmark this site to come back to often.

Priceless Art Study Resources

February 15th, 2014

 

It’s Saturday, February 15, 2014, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Educator Resources

 

Age Range: 6 and up (Grades 1-12, approximately, with parental supervision)

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States. With its ever changing exhibitions, tour the latest and greatest collections in the galleries online for free as well as find valuable educational resources to expand your art studies.

 

To aid you in your exploration there are wonderful Educator Resources that include interesting lesson plans and curriculum resources.

When you arrive on the “Find an Educator Resource” page you will see a timeline with images of the works of art that have available lesson plans. Easily navigate through the time periods ranging from 2000 BC to 2000 AD. Further narrow your search criteria by choosing any combination of “Subject area”, “Grade”, “Collection area”, and/or “Theme”. Once you have refined your search, click on the image of interest and find the links to the lesson plan and/or curriculum resource.

Rather find a lesson by geographical location? The Museum website has that covered too. Select the “Map” tab and then hover over a map pinpoint to view the work of art with an associated lesson plan. Click the picture of the artwork to expand the information and reach the link for the lesson plan.

Lesson plans follow the same basic format:

 

  • Image of featured work of art along with related information
  • Goals
  • National Standards
  • Questions for Viewing
  • Activity
  • Resources
  • Related Object which includes links to those items in the online exhibits

 

The Curriculum Resource links provide more information about the artwork being studied with even more links on each page to other relevant pages on the website. You decide how deep you want to dig into your study.

This is a huge website with new and exciting discoveries every time you visit. These lesson plans help expand your understanding and enjoyment of art in all its forms. 

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