Online Art Resources

Know the Standards for Your Grade Level:

California Department of Education Visual Arts Standards K-8

Online Art Lessons
My Favorite Sites for Lessons and Inspiration:

- Art Projects for Kids

- Deep Space Sparkle Art Lessons for Kids

- Artolazzi

- That Artist Woman

- Lines, Dots and Doodles

- Kids Artists

- Art with Mrs. Smith

- Lessons from Kids' Art Fairs

- Thomas Elementary Art

- Teach Kids Art

- Dali's Moustache

- Art with Mr. E

- Organized Chaos

- Adventures of an Art Teacher

- The Teaching Palette

- Mini Matisse

- Art Project Girl

- Art is Basic

- The Paper Pear

- Elementary Art Fun

- Painted Paper

- Mrs. Noe's Art Studio

- Mary Making

- Briargrove Elementary Art

- Ms. Malone's Art Room

- Oodles of Art

- The Art Cart

- Art for Small Hands

- Fun Art 4 Kids

- A Faithful Attempt

- Mrs. Knight's Smartest Artists

- There's a Dragon in my Art Room

- Art for Small Hands

- Splats, Scraps, and Glue Blobs

- Dryden Art

- Splish, Splash, Splatter

- Pamela Holderman

- Imagine Explore Create

- smArt

- Apples Loves Oranges
- Art Projects from MN Art Gal

- Ms. Motta's Mixed Media

- For the Love of Art

Also Noteworthy:

- Artsonia Kids Art Museum - Online art gallery of kids' artwork.
Search by school name or grade level

- KinderArt- Database of lessons

- MN Art Gal - Lessons from an art teacher in Minnesota

- Dick Blick Art Supply - Lessons in a searchable database

from the art supply king.

- Lesson Plans for the Arts and Media - HUGE database

- Sax Lesson Plan Ideas - K-5 Lessons Organized by Media

Websites Lessons for
Creating Art with Technology

 

- Adobe Digital School Collection -
Lessons to try or inspire from the makers of Photoshop

- Digital Arts Tutorials

 

Websites to Encourage Creativity

- National Gallery of Art NGA Kids- Adventures in art, activities and projects (Fun for grown-ups too!)

- Tate Kids- Interactive site from the the Tate Museum in London

- Art Junction - Collaborative website for art teachers and students

 

Art Program

 Fall Tree
Ink on Paper
2nd Grader, 1970s

Great Books for Teaching Art

- Draw Write Now, Book 1: Farm Kids and Critters, by Marie Hablitzel and Kim Stitzer- Guided Drawing Lessons

- Draw Write Now, Book 2: Columbus, Harvest, Autumn Themes, by Marie Hablitzel and Kim Stitzer - Guided Drawing Lessons

- Draw Write Now, Book 3: Pilgrims, Native Americans, North America by Marie Hablitzel and Kim Stitzer - Guided Drawing Lessons

- Draw Write Now, Book 4: Polar Regions, Arctic, Antarctic by Marie Hablitzel and Kim Stitzer - Guided Drawing Lessons

- Draw Write Now, Book 5: United States by Marie Hablitzel and Kim Stitzer - Guided Drawing Lessons

- Draw Write Now, Book 6: Animal Habitats, Lands, Ponds, Rivers, Oceans by Marie Hablitzel and Kim Stitzer - Guided Drawing Lessons

- Draw Write Now, Book 7: Animals of the World, Forest Animals by Marie Hablitzel and Kim Stitzer - Guided Drawing Lessons

- Draw Write Now, Book 8: Animals of the World by Marie Hablitzel and Kim Stitzer - Guided Drawing Lessons

- Drawing with Children by Mona Brookes- How to draw anything, step-by-step

- Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas by Fiona Watt and Antonia Miller- Original ideas for painting, drawing and collage

- Usborne I Can Draw Animals by Ray Gibson- Step-by-step ideas for drawing animals

- Usborne Drawing Faces by Rosie Dickins, et al- How to construct accurate face shapes and features

- Dynamic Art Projects for Children by Denise M. Logan- Art curriculum at the Gilbert, AZ, Elementary School System

 

Art Program

 
Statue of Liberty

Guided Drawing with Crayon and Watercolor
1st Grader

Art & Art History 101

- Art Blog by Bob- Art history, one blog at a time

- Art in the Picture- An introduction to art history

- Artcyclopedia- Guide to terms, artists and movements in art

- Web Gallery of Art- Virtual museum and searchable database of art created 1100-1850

- Art History Newsletter- Academic blog focusing on recent scholarship in art history

- Art in the 21st Century - From PBS

- The Art Teacher's Guide to the Internet - Ideas, tools and resources for teaching art

- 100 Internet Art Education Resources

 

Art Program

Blown Paint
Watered Tempera
on Paper
1st Grader

 

 

Art Program

Fish Print

Ink on Paper
2nd Grader

Art Program

Country Roads
Sharpie and Glue Outlines
with Oil Pastel
2nd Grader

Art Program

Garden with Picket Fence
Watercolor on Paper
2nd Grader

Art Program

Self Portrait
Digital Photo Manipulation
Tempera on Paper
3rd Grader