Archive for the ‘art’ category

DownloadDinosaur Art Projects

June 25th, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, June 25, 2016, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Download-a-Dinosaur

(www.rain.org/~philfear/download-a-dinosaur.html)

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

 

This site has all kinds of downloadable and printable dinosaur designs that you can color, cut out, and glue together to make fun playthings and decorations.

When you get to the site you will see photographs of some of the creations you can make from the designs at this site. Scroll down the page to find the drop down menu box to “Select a Dinosaur.” Simply click on the dinosaur you want to make. For example: 

  • Triceratops
  • Pteranodon
  • Raptor
  • Stegosaurus
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex
  • Ankylosaurus
  • Mammoth
  • And more!

Click the “Go” button and a new page opens with the design and easy instructions for how to assemble it. Print out the design using your browser print option. These designs can be made in less than 30 minutes! It’s a great art project or craft activity – and educational too! 

Free Art Appreciation Lessons

June 4th, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, June 4, 2016, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Art Access

(www.artic.edu/aic/collections/exhibitions/ArtAccess)

Age Range: 9-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)

 

Develop an understanding of content, style, and historical context of art with this website from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Select from the following to begin your exploration: 

  • African American Art
  • African Art
  • American Art to 1900
  • Chinese Art
  • Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art
  • Indian Art of the Americas
  • Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art
  • Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Renaissance and Baroque Art
  • Rococo to Realist Art

Each exhibition page begins with an overview of the art type. Use the links of the side bar to dig deeper into the study by selecting from: 

  • Artworks – examples and information about pieces of art fitting the type
  • Lesson Plans – to strengthen the student’s understanding of the pieces studied
  • Family Activities – related art projects and activities to do with easy to follow instructions and common supplies
  • Books and Media – suggested books and websites for further studies
  • Map – interactive map showing the original location of the art piece
  • Glossary – terms used in the study
  • View All Works – a pictorial index of the pieces studied in the art type

Bookmark this website because it is a fabulous resource for all of your art appreciation studies.

Interactive Introduction to Art for Kids

May 14th, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, May 14, 2016, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Museum of Modern Art: Destination Modern Art

(www.moma.org/interactives/destination/)

Age Range: 5-8 (Grades K-3, with parental supervision)

 

What fun for young kids! The Museum of Modern Art in New York offers a terrific interactive game that teaches kids about Modern Art as they click and play along.

When you get to the site you’ll see a picture of an alien. Click anywhere on the page and a new screen opens. The “alien” will be your child’s guide through the museum and will invite you to click on any of the 3 pieces of artwork you see – including paintings (by Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo) and a sculpture (by Umberto Boccioni). When you click on the artwork, a new screen opens with a description of the artwork and 4 or 5 activities that teach your child more about the artwork and the artist, and encourages your child to try their hand at using the techniques used by the artists. This is a great way to introduce modern art to young children.

Color with Leo

April 23rd, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, April 23, 2016, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Color with Leo

(www.colorwithleo.com/index.php)

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

 

Join Leo and learn about the principles of art through lessons, coloring pages, interactive activities and games. Produced by Silva Animation Studio, Inc., this website was founded for “the sole purpose of creating a free, art based, website devoted to develop a child’s artistic instinct.”

There is a large variety of instruction available at this website. Select from the following in the upper menu:

  • Parents & Teachers – Choose from topical lessons about animals, elements and principles of art, seasonal lessons, creating sculptures, and “About Me” lessons.
  • Coloring pages – Printable coloring pages in categories that include “Best Friends”, “Famous Paintings”, “Portraits”, “Seasons & Holidays”, “Puzzles and Activities”, and “Shapes”
  • Art Studio – Interactive games designed to teach skills such as basic shapes, color mixing, online coloring, color matching, drawing and more
  • Games – Play more online games such as “Select the Shape”, “Paint Drip Catch”, “Does Not Belong”, “Complete the Shape”, “Painting Puzzles”, “Mayan Quest” and many more.

This is a bookmark-worthy website that visitors will come back to time after time.

A Tour of the Cell

March 15th, 2016

 

It’s Tuesday, March 15, 2016, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

A Tour of the Cell

(www.nsf.gov/news/overviews/biology/interactive.jsp)

Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)

 

Can you imagine how many millions of these tiny cells are inside of your body at this very moment? Amazing! This virtual tour of a cell from the National Science Foundation is very detailed and informative.

“Although the cell is the smallest unit of life, it is by no means simple.”

Thus begins this brief-but-fascinating exploration. The opening picture is a large, full-color image of a cell. To begin, click on any of the numbered parts of the cell as they float past you on the screen. A beautiful, detailed close-up image of that cell art will appear, along with one or two paragraphs of information about it. Parts featured include the cell membrane, DNA, RNA, endoplasmic reticulum, and mitochondria, among others.

Once you have viewed a part of the cell, you will see small numbers below the photo of that part. These numbers provide a convenient way to navigate through the site sequentially, if you prefer. If you click “Explore More,” you will go back to the main page.

Strathmore 100 Series Youth Project Ideas

March 12th, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, March 12, 2016, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Strathmore 100 Series Youth Project Ideas

(www.strathmoreartist.com/100-series-project-gallery.html)

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

 

Choose from over 20 simple art projects found at this link from the Strathmore Artist Papers website.

Be inspired by activities such as: 

  • Pattern Cat – Black Chalk
  • Glue and Chalk Leaves
  • Dandelion Doodles
  • Henna Hands
  • Torn Paper Animal Collage
  • How to Make a Mola
  • Layered Paper Weaving
  • Textured Owl
  • Mixed Media Seahorse
  • “Wild Thing” Watercolor Monster
  • Winter Birch Trees
  • Shaded Cat
  • Abstract Self Portrait
  • Landscape with Hatching Shading
  • And much more

Each project includes a materials list, instructions, suggested age range, and an estimated time to complete the activity. Most of these projects are geared towards elementary aged students, but click on the Learning/Tools link in the upper menu and locate the Online Workshop Series link to find free online workshops that appear to be for older students and adults. You will need to create a free student account to access these workshops.

Or select the Strathmore YouTube Channel link to find a variety of videos covering topics including: 

  • Visual Journaling
  • Drawing
  • Watercolor Sketching
  • Card Making
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Printmaking
  • And more

Visitors won’t be disappointed spending some time checking out the different projects and information available on this website.

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