ART Resources

This section will focus primarily on our art classes including Elements of Design, Scupture, Drawing and Painting . If you are looking for resources for teaching other types of Art classes, please check the Performance Art link on the left.

Did you know??

In our Safari Montage video streaming system, there are over 175 videos in the section for "Entertainment and the Arts"? In district, open Internet Explorer and type "safari" in the address bar. Login using your first.lastname and your login password for accessing the network. Choose your campus and Safari will open. Click on "Subjects" in blue bar across the top and pick the subject are you need.

Free software for the Arts:

Google Sketchup - downloadable software for computers to create 3D objects; Training videos to use Google Sketchup
Google Picasa - downloadable photo editing tool and organizer; even has facial recognition and geographical linking
Paint.NET - downloadable advanced photo editing tool that is similar to Adobe Photoshop; Tutorial information

Professional Learning Communities:
Journeys in Art - Shares projects, shows images of final work, and talks about education and art in the classroom.
BittBox - Blog about design with emphasis on texture, colors and design work
EBSQ Art - Connects you to a community of artists, portfolios, and creative people
Art Ed - A NING or social network of art teachers collaborating in one place and sharing about how they use technology in art classrooms.
Princeton Online - Incredible Art Departments - Lessons and activities online
*UEN - Utah Education Network has tons of resources for Art Teacher preK-12




Sources of Lesson Plans:

Crayola for Educators
Kennedy Center Arts-Edge - Lessons but also shows how they extend to other subject areas.
PBS Teacher Resources - split by grade level and by subject
Museum Directory of the US - also lists specific exhibits and what is housed in these museums
Artsonia - Kids Art Museum - view and share student artwork online



Primary/Elementary Resources:
Teaching Texture and Color - Kutoka Interactive Games - Use pop-ups so you may have to hold down the CTRL key to block your pop-up blocker.
Primary Colors - The Artist's Toolkit - Animated explanation of primary colors
Warm and Cool Colors - The Artist's Toolkit - Animated explanation of warm vs. cool colors
Shape - The Artist's Toolkit - Animated explanation of geometric and organic shapes
Line - The Artist's Toolkit - Animated explanation of lines - thickness and curve
Space - Depth - Animated explanation of Space and Depth
Space - Positive & Negative - Animation
Space - Perspective - Animation
Rhythm - Animation
Balance & Symmetry - Animation
Drawing in 3D - The School of Imagination site has animated cartoons showing how to draw in 3D

Interactives:
45 Websites for Students to Create Art Online - blog post from an educator that lists by grade-appropriate level
Paint Splat - Interactive game teaching color mixing
NGA Art Zone - The National Gallery of Art resources for making art online
Henry's Egg Factory - Click-through game for selecting color to help Henry paint eggs
Etch-a-Sketch - Online Etch-a-Sketch allows students to create their own art online and print it
The Case of Grandpa's Painting - Choose your own adventure click-through investigation game
ABCYa - create online word clouds using poetry or text from a novel
Color Schemer - online color schemer allows you to enter color information to create customized color chart
Adobe Kuler - color themes


Secondary Resources:
SmART History - an interactive, multimedia timeline of Art History developed originally to replace the bulky textbook for teaching Art History; also developed for use in The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Art Museum - Heilbrunn Timeline of Art
Artcyclopedia - The Fine Art Search Engine
Department of Education - great lists of resources for classroom websites by topic.
Sistine Chapel - Interactive (and musical) view of the Sistine Chapel
Museums Around the World - list of links by country
SI Art - Smithsonian Institute of Art
Virtual Tour of the Louvre - Click on link on top of page to start the tour.
ColourLovers - Showcase of current color trends and textures


Interactives:
45 Websites for Students to Create Art Online - blog post from an educator that lists by grade-appropriate level
T-Shirt War - Animation created using a variety of T-shirts to tell a story. Very creative and fun.
Fair Use & Copyright - Very hip graphics for teaching remix and mashup fair use.
PhotoClick - Upload photos and turn them into artwork
Dirty Car Art - Painter uses muddy cars as canvas
Wordle - Create online word clouds using poetry or text
ABCYa - Another online word cloud creator
Color Schemer - online color schemer allows you to enter color information to create customized color chart
Adobe Kuler - color themes