Curriculum Websites ~ Art Education
Information, Resources, Lessons, Methods, and Strategies


EdSITEment ~ ~ "The best of the Humanities on the Web"; includes lesson plans and information for art and culture, literature and language arts, foreign language, history and social studies.


Art Education

Visual Thinking Strategies ~ ~ using art to develop critical thinking, communication and visual literacy skills
Children's Art ~ ~ images of art created by children and adolescents representing more than fifty countries and cultures from Argentina to New Zealand
Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art ~ ~ ideas for using art to fostering literacy through art; includes video, articles, and examples of student work
How To Read a Painting ~ ~ lessons for art appreciation
Grade by Grade Guide for Building Visual Arts Lessons ~ ~ general guide for building effective visual arts lessons, plus suggestions for students at different skill levels based on child development theory, with ideas for art production, incorporating language arts into lessons, and assessment. From The Getty Museum.
Kinder Art ~ ~ Assorted ideas for using art in the Kindergarten classroom.
Access Art: Online Workshops ~ ~ online workshops with explorations in drawing, color, photography, and more
Facts About Art Education ~ ~ highlights of arts education research
National Art Education Association ~ ~ resources and rationales for teaching art
National Visual Arts Standards ~

Interactive Art Websites

The Artist's Toolkit ~ ~ interactive website for exploring the use of the elements of design
Mr. Picassohead ~ ~ interactive website where students can create their own "Picasso" head
Jackson Pollock Interactive ~ ~ create your own Jackson Pollock painting

Art Lessons

Incredible Art Department ~ ~ art lessons and ideas, art room, art websites, resources
Elementary Art Lessons ~ ~ a wide variety of art lessons and ideas submitted by teachers
K-6 Elementary Art Lessons: The Art Kids ~ ~ lessons categorized by grade level and theme
Kids Art Lessons ~ ~ Hands-on art education for home and school; includes lessons, ideas, resources, and tutorials, plus links to more art websites.
Masterpiece Art Instruction ~ ~ free lessons, projects, and ideas for teachers
Artsonia Kids' Art Museum ~ ~ art projects and lessons
ArtEdventures ~ ~ lesson plans, activities, interactive games
ArtsEdge ~ ~ art lessons and more from the Kennedy Center.
Student Art Lessons ~ ~ Ideas for classroom art projects categorized by grade level and theme.
Drawing Lessons ~ ~ illustrated lessons in perspective drawing for teachers and students
Body Proportions in Art ~ ~ simple, illustrated explanations of basic human body proportions for use in drawing
Successful Art Class Critique ~ ~ guidelines for helping students learn to critique each others' art work.

Art Museums and Other Resources

Mark Harden's Artchive ~ ~ links to art prints, artist biographies, and more
Favorite USA Art Museums ~ ~ 20+ sites for online intereactive GAMES that teach art from museums all over the world.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Museum Kids ~ ~ interactive art activities and information about art and artists
Sudbury Media Gallery ~ ~ kids' art work online from the Sudbury Public Schools
National Museum of Wildlife Art Games ~

A. Pintura: Art Detective ~
Cowboy Photography ~
Cartoon Art Museum ~
Artcyclopedia ~ ~ Search for great art on the Internet using artist names, titles of art work, and/or art museums.
Art History Timeline ~ ~ major art styles shown on a timeline, with some links to more information.

Art Materials and Resources

Dick Blick Art Materials ~ ~ discounted art supplies with weekly hot deals
Cheap Joe's Art Stuff ~ ~ fine art supplies with weekly markdowns
MisterArt ~ ~ art and craft supplies

Songs in the Key of Art ~ a collection of music about artists and art; listen on the website


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