Art Appreciation, Arts & Crafts

The Art Zone

The National Gallery of Art has a great interactive art  site called THE ART ZONE – an amazing array of art project activities for kids to create their  own works of art online.  Create portraits, animated scenes and landscape paintings in the style of American primitive artists… and much, much more! Loads of mind-boggling computer art fun here.

Download the Art Zone or NGAkids App applications to your Macintosh or Windows-based computer, or order the free CDs. There is also an iOS version of the NGAkids App for iPad. These interactives are not available for online play.

Click here to go to the site!

Art Appreciation, Critical Thinking

Stories Pictures Tell

Stories Pictures Tell (Book One) by Flora L. Carpenter

Our friends at Living Books Curriculum have provided today’s freebie – a unique guide to using examples of classic artwork in your homeschool.

While it is fairly easy to find information about an artist, often very little is available about their pictures. The simple step-by-step lessons in this guide lead children to think critically about the picture they are viewing and consider what the artist was conveying, and what the story behind the picture might be. This is a wonderful resource for art appreciation.

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.