Art Sites for Kids


A. Pintura: Art Detective
Become a detective and identify the artist of a mystery painting. Teaches the concepts of composition, style and subject needed to solve the puzzle.

Art Express
Contains a nice variety of fun and educational artistic activities for grades 1 through 5.

Cartoon Critters
Offers dozens of cartoons to print and color, and coloring books with pictures that you can color online. Also includes graphic step-by-step instructions on how to draw cartoons, online games you can play, and crafts.

Color Matters
Budding artists and anyone interested in color will want to see how color affects our mind and body, its use in design and art, plus lots more. Explains additive and subtractive color systems, how the eye sees colors, and how other cultures view and use colors.

Drawing With Shapes
Easy-to-follow lessons teach young artists how to draw animals, cartoons, monsters and more, using circles, squares, and other simple shapes. Also included are coloring pages, an online drawing app, and games.

Haring Kids
Artist Keith Haring was devoted to kids. At this site, he shares his vision of art with them and inspires them to discover their own creative side. Activities include games, puzzles, pictures to color, stories and more. Lesson plans for each section are available to teachers.

Inside Art
A game which explores a painting from the inside out. You 'escape' from the painting after answering ' Who? / What? / Where? / How? ' questions.

You'll find lots of great ideas for quality art and craft projects at KinderArt. Be sure to check out the sections for younger children, and seasonal crafts too!

Kodak Tips
Kodak offers a wealth of information on ways you can improve the artistic quality of the pictures you take while helping you understand the technical issues of photography as well. Recommended for the serious beginner to intermediate photographer.

Learn About Color
How many colors can you make by mixing red, yellow, and blue? Color William, the hippopotamus, to find out.

Learn How to Draw with Gary Harbo
If you want to learn to draw cartoons, take a look at this site from childrens' book author and illustrator, Gary Harbo. Each month you'll find a new cartoon that you can draw by following 10 easy steps.

Making Oatmeal Box Pinhole Cameras
Easy to understand, detailed instructions show you how to make a pinhole camera out of a common Quaker Oats oatmeal box.

Metropolitan Museum of Art - Explore & Learn
Includes art games like "What is it?", activities, interviews, stories, art in the classroom, a FAQ about the museum, and more.

The Rudiments of Wisdom Encyclopedia
Includes thousands of cartoons covering almost anything you'd like to know! Originally drawn over a period of 14 years for the Observer newspaper, you'll find information on animals, art, entertainment, music, science, sports and 16 other subjects.


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