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smarthistory.org — bookmark this site!

While brows­ing TIME Magazine’s “50 Best Web­sites of 2011″, I came across a great resource for any­one inter­ested in the his­tory of art.… “smarthistory.org”.  This site describes itself as a “not for profit, mul­ti­me­dia art his­tory text­book”, but it’s so much more than that!  Rather than pre­sent­ing names and dates in a dry, lec­ture format, […]

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How Van Gogh Made His Mark — Explore and Learn!

The Court­yard of the Hos­pi­tal in Arles, First Week of May 1889by Vin­cent Van Gogh If you are a fan of Vin­cent Van Gogh, you must visit this won­der­ful, inter­ac­tive web­site for kids by the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Museum of Art, called “Explore and Learn” . Here kids can learn about the life of post-impressionist artist Vin­cent Van […]

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Crayola — More than Just Coloring!

Very Vora­cious Ani­mal Voices” from Crayola.com Here’s another great web­site I dis­cov­ered with Art ideas for kids.… crayola.com. Don’t be mis­led (as I almost was!) by the name. Cray­ola is more than just crayons!! Just fol­low the link to the Cray­ola home page, then click on the link “For Edu­ca­tors” on the left. From there […]

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Art Attack!

3D Picasso Faces” from “Art Attack” Got some time off over the hol­i­days? What a great oppor­tu­nity to check out some kids’ art web­sites and get inspired with new ideas! Here’s a web­site that I found recently called “Art Attack”, from the cre­ators of the award win­ning inter­na­tional tele­vi­sion art show for chil­dren, pro­duced in […]

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Answers to (almost) All Your Art Questions

When I dis­cover some­thing new that I’m really excited about, I have to share it! One of my favorite web­sites is About.com. I’ve already blogged about their Art His­tory site, but I’ve since dis­cov­ered two more Art-related sites that they offer.… About.com:Painting and About.com:Drawing/Sketching. If you have any inter­est in Art at all (and you […]

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The Elements of Art

Olive Trees with Yel­low Sky and Sun by Vin­cent Van­Gogh While explor­ing one of my favorite Art web­sites, About.com:Art His­tory, I came across a great expla­na­tion of the “Ele­ments of Art”. The author uses the anal­ogy of the Ele­ments of Art being like the “build­ing blocks” that artists use to cre­ate their art­work. Sim­i­lar to […]

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Screen Shots!

For those of you who enjoyed cre­at­ing Abstract Art using Mil­tos Mane­tas’ web­site (from yesterday’s post), there is a way to save your cre­ation, even though the web­site itself doesn’t give you a way to do that. You can take a pic­ture of all or part of your com­puter screen using “screen shots” or “screen […]

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