The following websites may be of interest to students and parents interested in the arts. Please enjoy.
This interactive site engages children in art activities that help them to learn about artists and the works of art in the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York.
Divided into three main areas—Memory, Reason, and Imagination—with approximately twenty items in each, this site is exceptionally rich. It is to be a continuously updated exhibit at the Library of Congress.
Clear instructions and elegant models in the traditional Japanese art of paper folding from Joseph Wu in Japan. Contains links to many other origami sites, including “How to Make an Origami Crane.”
This extensive site offers an origami world to explore, an opportunity to design cities with fold paper models, basic techniques and tips, and a studio with clear directions for folding more than 70 forms, as well as poetry and games.
Explore elements such as line, color, and balance by watching animated demonstrations, creating your own compositions, and watching video clips of artists in action.
This site provides art activities using recycled materials. Ideas and clear directions can be found for painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, fiber arts, and crafts from recycled media.
Sponsored by the Allentown Art Museum, this interactive Web site provides engaging activities while learning about the Renaissance’s artists and history.
Clothesline Art Gallery
String a clothesline to display your child’s own works of art or child-friendly classical art pieces you can download free from the Web Gallery of Art.
Child Size Masterpieces of Steps 1, 2, 3 – Matching, Pairing, and Sorting – Level 1 Easy (Paperback)
Other Websites to Explore
|National Geographic for Kids *||http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/|
|National Library of Virtual Manipulatives *||http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/topic_t_1.html|
|Scholastic Kids *||http://www.scholastic.com/kids/|
|Sesame Workshop (Sesame Street) *||http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet|