Art Edventures (CSAW)

August 19th, 2007 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:

ArtEdventures: A Lifetime of Color

Age Range: 5-13 (Recommended for grades K-8, but students of all ages and grades will enjoy many of the activities here.)

This is the newly designed website of ArtEdventures. (We had featured the former site several times on ClickSchooling.) My advice? Bookmark it now – you will want to return often to explore the incredible array of art lessons and activities for grades K-8. This one is a ClickSchooling Award Winner – and this description simply cannot do it justice.

When you get to the site you will see the featured lesson in the center of your screen and a menu on the left of your screen that includes:

LESSONS – Get art lessons for grades K-8 that incorporate a variety of subjects like language arts, history, math, music, science, and social studies. Lessons include interesting text and downloadable visual resources.

ACTIVITIES – Get hands-on demos of art techniques such as contour drawing, face proportions, shades and tints, how to use water color pencils, nupastels and more. Then, once you’ve got the techniques down, try your hand with the step-by-step projects in architecture, drawing, color, landscape, portrait, and industrial design. Or browse the directory of featured artists to learn more about their artwork!

STUDY – Explore the world of art and artists through an interactive timeline that takes you from cave paintings through 20th century abstract expression and Pop Art. Use the glossary to learn the definitions of art lingo like “Fresco” and “Cubism.” Brush up on the lives, times, and styles of artists like Botticelli, DaVinci, and Gauguin. Learn about the color wheel, styles and media used in artworks, and much more!

PLAY – Check out this amazing archive of online, interactive and innovative games that help kids learn about art while having fun. You really have to see this to appreciate it. There are primary games for beginners and challenging games for more advanced art students as well.

TEACHER’S LOUNGE – Join the email list and get updates when new lessons, activities, and contests are added to the site, as well as notices about new products including occasional samples.


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