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Art for Primary Students

These websites are about art and artists for primary age students. There are many fun interactive games and animations, artists’ biographies, activity ideas, and numerous illustrations. Students can learn about elements of art such as line and color, see famous paintings, or create their own works of art. Included are four related eThemes resources about art.


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Roll your mouse over the screen to create a virtual "action painting." Left-click the mouse to change the paint color, or press the spacebar to start over. NOTE: A video is located on the opening page, which leads to YouTube.
Here is an index of art lesson plans and activities for elementary students. Check the links at the bottom of the page for additional activity ideas. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This interactive site from the Allentown Art Museum lets students explore this important period in art history. Learn about the life of a Renaissance artist, become a patron of the arts, or investigate Renaissance artwork in-depth. The fully interactive version requires the Flash plug-in.
This page has coloring pages and activities on a variety of artists and art topics. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site has lots of interactive games and activities about art. You can design a garden, learn about lines, paint a story, and much more.
Students can choose a work of art to explore and then write a story about what they see on this interactive site. Questions about each picture will appear to help guide the story.
This site for younger students has interactive features for learning about the elements of art. Watch videos of artists at work, create your own virtual artwork that you can print, or read more about art in the encyclopedia.
Explore this site for fun interactives, games, animations, and guides to the collections of the National Gallery.
Here is a listing of BrainPOPs relating to art concepts. Watch the movie with Tim and Moby, then take a pop quiz. Topics such as color, imagination, portraits, and famous artists like Leonardo are included. NOTE: This site is available by subscription only.
View the works of famous artists, including Salvador Dali, Grandma Moses, Georgia O'Keefe, Mary Cassatt, MC Escher, Andy Warhol, Augustus Rodin, Picasso, Grant Wood, and more. Includes biographies and classroom activities about art. There are links to an eMINTS WebQuest and eThemes Resources on art museums, Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, George Caleb Bingham, Thomas Hart Benton, and color theory.
Explore the sites of popular art galleries to view collections of famous artwork. There are many interactive activities for kids to help them gain an appreciation and understanding for art. Included are lesson plan ideas for learning about art and three related eThemes resources about art and artists.
These websites are about the Renaissance in Europe. Find out about the artwork, inventions, science, and people of the time period. Includes information about the Renaissance in Italy, France, and the Netherlands. Three are videos, games, activities, quizzes, and more. Includes a links to eThemes Resources on Leonardo da Vinci and Shakespeare.
These websites are about the importance of math to the visual arts. There are many lesson plans and activities where students can create artwork based on mathematical concepts such as pattern, symmetry, geometry, and perspective. Included are eThemes resources on pattern and tessellations.
These sites focus on art appreciation. There are sites that introduce students to various elements of drawing and painting, history of art, painting styles used by different arts, and appropriate vocabulary when discussing paintings. Includes online games and activities that expose students to art appreciation and art analysis. There are links to eThemes Resources on Art for Primary Students, Famous People: Artists.

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