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"Hello Kids Art! I've been reading your site and learning a ton about teaching art. What an amazing resource! I have my first teaching job interview this
week, and if it all goes well, I'll be teaching either sculpture or ceramics to a class for the FIRST TIME (gulp). Thanks so much, Sara"
"Thank you SO much! You have been great. I have requested the list (or 11" X 14" Reproductions from the National Gallery of Art). This is exactly what I am looking for. I really appreciate your time. Actually, while perusing the NGA I found the printable Family Guides which when printed on our laser printer might do for some artists. Tanya from the Louisiana Library system"
Hot Links on the Internet!|
- Your kids can be book illustrators! Kids' book author Nancy ONeill is looking for kid-made art to illustrate her next book. Contest details at GuessWhatBooks.com.
- Wow - this is fun! www.jacksonpollock.org Jackson Pollock was an American abstract impressionist artist known best for his "splatter" paintings, where layers of colors were splashed onto huge canvas panels. This delightful website allows you to experience Pollock's style on the platform of the internet. Click the link and enjoy!
- globalartproject.org Create a work of art expressing your vision of Global Unity
to exchange with a person in another part of the world.
- The classic Child Sized Masterpieces Montessori Art Teaching Method is available from Parent Child Press!
Children's Art provides a wide
selection of hands-on arts and craft tutorials ranging from Louise
Nevelson's Sky Cathedral and Leonardo Da Vinci's Aerial Perspective to
creating a Hopping Bunny toy or a Clementine Box bed. A wide variety of art lessons online, plus a newsletter you can sign up for.
- If you are a fan of the Tintin adventures, don't wait to visit this great Australian site! Tintinologist.org is a web site dedicated to the best comic strip hero the world has ever known. Discover the "blond man spottings"...sort of an original Where's Waldo...and discover the frames in each Tintin book where Herge drew himself as a character in the scenery! And to see if you are a real Tintin fan, take the Tintin Book Covers Quiz!
- Suzy (an art teacher and fan of the KidsArt.com website) suggested this one: FirstPalette.com...free crafts and art lesson plans for kids of all ages.
- Activities with the artwork of Keith Haring at the Keith Haring for Kids page, including the very nifty Keith Haring Interactive Coloring Book! Links for teachers and parents too...see the New Lesson Plan Database.
- Bright Ring Publishing in Washington, cyber-home of MaryAnn Kohl, our favorite co-author (Discovering Great Artists and Great American Artists for Kids) and the original hands-on art specialist.
- Foldable Paper Animals from FormWild.com, a very cool collection of folded paper templates for making mammals, insects and birds. There's a couple free pdf samples you can download, print and try out for FREE (click for a hairy Black Bear and a colorful Angel Fish). There are many amazing critters on FormWild's CDs: Birds, Tropical Fish, Marsh & Field Birds, African Animals, Raptors, South American critters, Butterflies, Endangered Species and much more. And lots of ways to use them! This is a nice resource, great classroom activities. Hint: after printing and folding these illustrations, challenge kids to design and draw their own foldable critters.
- Click here for Mark Kistler's Imagination Station Drawing in 3-D World Wide Web Page! What a great drawing teacher! Lots of free drawing lessons on-line here.
- Click here for Resources for Kid Artists, a page of art links that was recommended to us by Casey, a young artist herself.
- 25 Places for Kids to Learn and Experiment with Art is a pdf document to down;oad and print, from Karen Schweitzer at NAEA, the National Art Education Association. This document contains a list of sites that teach art history and theory, sites that offer easy-to use tools for mess-free creations, and sites that provide interactive games and activities.
- How do you talk about great art with children? KidsArt produced the Masters Gallery section for Mark Kistler's Imagination Station, and this collection of interesting artists, their stories and images, is available online at Imagination Station Masters' Gallery. Great dialogue for introducing famous artworks to kids. Another wonderful resource is the book How to Talk to Children About Art, available for sale thru the KidsArt online catalog.
- The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, offers a wide variety of teaching resources for schools and homeschool parents, including videos and DVDs, teaching packets and slides. You can borrow these free materials (plan on several weeks of lead time in getting the items shipped to you once you make a request, but hey, it's free and the materials are excellent!) See their Loan Materials Finder web page to search for loan materials by curriculum, subject or artist.
There's also lots of on-line teaching stuff and worksheets to print at the NGA Classroom web page.
And be sure to send your young artists to the excellent NGA for Kids website - a glorious collection of activities and art!
- The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC still has a selection of their $3.00 11" by 7.5" color reproductions, and larger prints and posters as well. These are quality prints make wonderful small posters for art education activities. Hold them up during storytime or lectures. Display them at art centers and on classroom walls. l NGA Information and Mail Order: 1-800-697-9350 or (202) 842-6002.
- At The Discovery Channel Lesson Plan Library you'll discover hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers for teachers, with a handy pull-down menu to browse by subject, grade, or both. Check out the Ancient Art lessons!
- Tops Science Ideas in Oregon offers wonderful, hands-on science experiments and projects.
- Friendly KidsArt customer Kristina recommends Creative Glossary, THE place to find definitions for hundreds of words related to creative endeavors. From art to fashion to anime cartooning...this glossary is a quick guide that includes both definitions and images. Type your term in the search box. The result will be that particular term, its definition, and often images to illustrate.
- Joan, another happy art teacher writes "I wanted to provide some positive feedback for your Hot Links page - it was very helpful! I work at a day care
facility and we're always looking for fun and educational sites for the kids." Then she recommends visiting "Art Elements, Principles and
Other Concepts for Kids, which we found to be a delightful collection of art teaching resources. Have fun!
- The Incredible Art Department is a classic teaching resource, with a huge collection of fun pages and great links for art teachers and students.
- Buon giorna, dude! The Renaissance Connection You can investigate Renaissance artworks, as well as science, technolory, exploration and ideas, at this cool web site for kids from the Allentown Art Museum.
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