Posts Tagged ‘art history’

Art History Day by Day

April 2nd, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, April 2, 2016, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Artcyclopedia

(www.artcyclopedia.com/)

Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision)

 

Want to be inspired by artwork each and every day of the year? In addition to a treasure trove of information about artists, this website features a this-day-in-art calendar. That’s right, each and every day of the year you can log on to this website and read about artists who were born or died on today’s date.

When you get to the site, look at the right sidebar and select today’s date in the “Other Resources” section. When the page opens, you will find information about artists who were born or died on this date. There is a biography to read with links to photographs of their work.

All of the dates of the year are archived here too – so you can look up your birthday or anniversary or any other date to see what happened in art history! Just click on today’s date in the column to your left, under “Resources,” to reach today’s entry, then click “In Art” near the top of the page to find the clickable calendar.

This is an amazing resource that you will want to bookmark and visit again and again.

A. Pintura: Art Detective

January 9th, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, January 9, 2016, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Pintura Art

(www.eduweb.com/pintura/index.html)

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

 

This may be one of the most wonderful sites on the web for an introduction to art. Pasted below is the explanation taken directly from the website – but let us tell you, it doesn’t do it justice.

Explanation from the website:


What is It? A. Pintura: Art Detective is an online game about art history and art composition. In the game, you play a 1940’s noir detective with a degree in art history. A distraught woman asks you to identify the artist who made a painting she found in her grandfather’s attic. To do so, you must examine paintings by famous artists from Gauguin to Van Gogh. Each example highlights an art concept such as composition, style or subject. The story concludes with an appropriate noirish twist, as the woman’s true identity and motives become apparent.


Art Concepts/Vocabulary: 

  • subject
  • portrait
  • style
  • Renaissance
  • abstract
  • composition
  • color
  • perspective
  • brushstroke

Artists featured: 

  • Raphael
  • Titian
  • Millet
  • Van Gogh
  • Gauguin
  • Picasso

The game is fun and interesting and it draws you into play even if you know the answer or discover it early on in the game. Just go to the site – you won’t be disappointed.

Global Children’s Art Gallery

September 5th, 2015

 

It’s Saturday, September 5, 2015, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Global Children’s Art Gallery (http://www.naturalchild.org/gallery/)

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

 

This website, sponsored by the Natural Child Project, presents an online gallery of children’s artwork. It is an absolute delight to view the colorful drawings of children from all over the world.

When you get to the site, look in the center of the webpage. There, you can click on the colorful number button that takes you to the most recent drawings that have been submitted to the site. Or, you can click on the “Random page” text link that will allow you to see drawings that have been submitted to this site since its inception. Each piece of art is accompanied by a picture of the flag of the country the child is from – and over 63 countries are represented, as well as information about the artist and artwork! This site provides a wonderful venue for encouraging the artist in your child. It may even motivate your little “Picasso” to submit their own drawing for all the world to see.

Don’t miss the list of recommended art books for children found in the upper menu under “Books”. There are titles covering everything from exploring art history with children to encouraging artistic expression in children – as well as how-to books that help families learn to draw and paint together.

Arts and Crafts Projects for all Ages

October 4th, 2014

 

It’s Saturday, October 4, 2014, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

KinderArt

 

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

 

If you want one site to bookmark that will provide you with an art curriculum for your homeschool years – this is it! KinderArt has the largest selection of free arts and crafts lessons on the Internet.
The projects are for grades K-12. You will find art lessons in:

  • Architecture
  • Art history
  • Folk art
  • Painting
  • Print making
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles
  • And more.

The lessons are simply designed with clear instructions accompanied by photos and illustrations. The site also offers fun art trivia facts, recipes for kitchen art, information on art contests, and lots of helpful articles. They have an online store through which you can purchase materials needed for some of the art lessons as well as art kits, art magazines, art books and more.

They also have a “New This Week” feature right on the home page – so if you’re out of ideas and need a project for the kids, you can visit the site, click on a project, and get started.

This site is a real find for home educators!

Tell Stories with Wildlife Art

March 8th, 2014

 

It’s Saturday, March 8, 2014, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Art Tales: Telling Stories with Wildlife Art

 

Age Range: All (with parental supervision)

 

This is really an amazing site that is as much about learning to write a story, as it is about art. This is an activity-based site, so you must allow at least 30 minutes (probably more) to fully engage in the project. You won’t regret the time invested here. The results are worth it.

 

After arriving at the site, choose “Who will you be?”

  • Frontier Explorer
  • Field Guide Writer
  • Museum Curator

 

Once making your selection, a new page opens that presents you with a selection of wildlife art from the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Choose the pictures that you like or that inspire you. Each of your choices will be featured, one-by-one on your screen, and you are prompted with questions that cause you to think about what is being depicted by the artist. Then, you type your thoughts about that picture into a journal on the screen keeping in mind that you are creating a story based on the character you originally chose. You also get to select music to set the mood for your story! When finished, you can submit your story to be featured on the site.

 

If you prefer, you can read the story entries that were created by other visitors to the site – before you try your hand at the activity.

 

This is a great way to blend art and literature, really integrating language arts with art history and appreciation.

All of the History Websites You’ll Ever Need!

November 14th, 2013

Hi! It’s Thursday, November 14, 2013 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Best History Sites

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

This website maintains a free, massive archive of over 1200 history websites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, teacher guides, activities, games, quizzes, and more.

When you get to this ad-supported site, you’ll see an introduction. Use the menu on the left side of the home page to find history websites, lessons, and activities in the following major categories:

  • Ancient/Biblical History
  • Medieval History
  • American History
  • Early Modern Europe
  • Modern History
  • World War II History
  • Military History
  • History Today
  • Art History
  • Oral History
  • General Resources
  • Maps
  • Geography
  • Lesson Plans
  • Games and Animations
  • Research

Click on any topic and a new page opens with a menu of links to websites in that category (many of which have been featured in ClickSchooling reviews in the past). Then click on the link of interest to explore the recommended website.

WARNING:  PARENTS, AS ALWAYS, SHOULD PREVIEW AND SUPERVISE USE OF THIS SITE. Google ads are sprinkled throughout this website, and it would be possible to click on one in error and wind up at a website that might not meet with your approval. The links archived at the site take you to other sites that have history content, but they may also have ads or commentary that may not contain appropriate content.  

As explained at the website:

“Best of History Web Sites aims to provide quick, convenient, and reliable access to the best history-oriented resources online in a wide range of categories…web sites that have been reviewed for quality, accuracy, and usefulness.

“Sites with engaging educational content and stimulating and useful multimedia technologies are most likely to be included in these pages. However, useful general resources and research-oriented sites have been included as well.”

This is a well-organized educational resource tool that will assist your efforts in the study of history. 

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