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by Mary Ann Kelley

TheHomeSchoolMom: Homeschool Art Resources

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Early Childhood Art Lessons  (Y)
Early childhood art lessons categorized by subject, integration, art period, subject, artist, and medium.

High School Art Lessons  (O)
High School art lessons categorized by subject, integration, art period, subject, artist, and medium.

Middle School Art Lessons  (M)
Middle School art lessons categorized by subject, integration, art period, subject, artist, and medium.

Elementary Art Lessons  (Y)
Elementary art lessons categorized by subject, integration, art period, subject, artist, and medium.

Mark Kistler video art lessons  (Y,M,O,T)

Glass Blowing  (Y,M,O,T)
Free lapbook, notebook & unit resources for homeschoolers from Dynamic 2 Moms.

Museum of Modern Art Teacher Resources  (Y,M,O,T)

Acting Out: Create a Play Using Sculpture  (Y,M,O,T)
Combining appreciation for outdoor sculpture with drama

Cross-platform Animation Software  (Y,M,O,T)
Pencil is an animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. Pencil is free and open source. There is an abbreviated online user manual and a forum for users.

Baby Honu (Pacific Green Sea Turtle) Origami  (Y,M,O,T)
Sea Turtle Origami project

Picturing America  (Y,M,O,T)
Brings masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide.

Exploratorium  (Y,M,O,T)
The museum of science, art and human perception. Online since 1993, the Exploratorium was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. The site contains over 18 thousand award-winning Web pages exploring hundreds of different topics.

ArtBug Mail  (Y)
Free art tutorials and art software designed especially for 4 - 10 year olds are available from their website. A private online art gallery service for children (allowing them to easily archive their own work) and the first completely safe art email service for children as young as four years old are offered as a low-cost resource but are not required to access the free resources.

Vatican Museums On Line  (Y,M,O,T)
View the collections Online, Read about the artworks and Zoom into the details of paintings, frescoes and artworks.

Vatican Virtual Tour  (Y,M,O,T)

Vatican Virtual Tour Practise  (Y,M,O,T)
See how much you learned after taking the Vatican Virtual Tour

LEGO® Madness  (Y,M)
Want to motivate your kids to turn off the computer and television this summer? Send them to this website and I bet their play area will be strewn with LEGO® pieces before you know it. Eric Harshbarger has created hundreds of sculptures and mosaics using LEGO® pieces. Photos of them (some with multiple views) are posted on his website, along with a detailed FAQ to satisfy the curiosity of inspired artists-to-be.

A. Pintura, Art Detective  (M)
Eduplace has put together a fun site for teaching the difference between the masters. Using a "choose your own adventure" format, visitors explore the artists while trying to determine who created a painting that the main character, Miss Featherduster, found in her attic. If the visitor chooses an incorrect solution, the site will point them back on the right track. A. Pintura is a fun way to pull some learning into summer.

Japan - Images of a People  (M)
From the Smithsonian Center for Museum and Educational Studies

The Art Zone  (Y,T)
From the National Gallery of Art Kids' site, the Art Zone is an interactive online art studio. Hate the mess of paint, scissor, and glue? Try the online collage maker, the Paint Box, the Pixel Maker, and more. The Art Zone will keep your artist busy for hours.

Kids at Art - The Imagination Factory  (Y,M,O,T)
Kids at Art is a website dedicated to teaching how to use recycling in art. In addition to many projects, the site includes an exploration of various artwork around the country.

Didjeridoo  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Aboriginal Australia Art & Culture Centre in Alice Springs.

Artist Quest  (Y,M,O,T)
Explore the world through the eyes and lives of artists.

Mr. PicassoHead  (Y,M,O,T)
A friend sent this great site to an unschooling list of which I am a member. It is so cool! I just spent the past 15 minutes creating my very own Mr. PicassoHead masterpiece. Once your child creates a painting, you can email it to yourself to save a copy.

First Gov for Kids (K-5)  (Y)
The art listing in the U.S. government interagency Kids' Portal. The site was developed and is maintained by the Federal Citizen Information Center and provides links to Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject.

KinderArt  (Y)
Despite its name, KinderArt is not just a resource for primary grades. Whether you are looking for drawing lessons for your middle-schooler or multi-cultural holiday crafts for any age, KinderArt is the place to look. The site includes lesson plans and project ideas.

Teach Art at Home  (Y,M,O,T)
An excellent resource by an art teacher includes a monthly newsletter and free online projects.

Color Theory and Mixing  (O)
Art lessons online from WetCanvas.com

Interactive Colorwheel  (O)
Experiment with saturation, intensity, hue, and luma.

Virtual tours  (M,O)
Virtual Tours of Museums, Exhibits and Points of Special Interest

Art Sparkers  (Y,M,O,T)
An Art Sparker is an idea that excites the synaptic nerves in your brain and stirs your imagination. It's like the ignition in an engine. It's the thing that gets you going on making art.

Create Line Art  (Y,M,O,T)
Students of all grades will recreate works of art by analyzing their lines.

National Gallery of Art Loaner Program  (T)
Connect art and curriculum by borrowing free learning materials from the National Gallery of Art's Division of Education.

Art Attack!  (Y,M,O,T)
Great site for art. There is a nice list of projects with easy to find supplies. This is not your preschooler's art. This site is graphic intensive so it takes awhile to load, but those of you who like step-by-step pictures will love it.

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