Art Web Sites
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Art Access - Art Access examines objects from various areas of The Art Institute of Chicago’s permanent collection to enrich visitors' understanding of their content, style, and historical context. Included are a variety of online resources of special interest to educators, parents, students, and young people, including lesson plans for the classroom and art projects for the home.

K-6 Arts Lesson Plans - this site is a great resource for early childhood and elementary school teachers; it offers lesson plans in dance, music, drama and visual arts lessons which have been created by student teachers at CSU Chico. - according to the site, their mission is to make the world's art available to anyone with a Internet conneciton.

Last Expressions: Art from Auschwitz -  The Block Museum at Northwestern University features the art created by prisoners at Auschwitz-Birkenau during their incarceration during the Holocaust. You can browse the art by media, artist, or location.

Art History, space, and other images this is a gopher link

The Art of Tibet  - This art has its genesis in the sacred traditions which gave rise to the profound and ancient cultures of Tibet and its neighbors during the past thousand years.

Art Room - The @rt room is designed around the idea of "activity" centers that encourage kids to create, learn and explore new ideas, places and things on their own. Presently, there are seven centers to choose from when entering the @rt room doorway. While some of the centers are not yet fully completed, there are several projects and resources already online for your use.

Virtual Exhibits from the Virtual Museum of Canada - Discover North     America's varied environment, history, industries and cultures through works of art from Canada, the United States and Mexico.
Created by: Canadian Museum of Civilization, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes,

Christus Rex (Vatican museums)

The Cave of Lascaux -  lets you take a virtual tour of the Palaeolithic wall paintings of Lascaux. Students of all ages can explore the caves, learn more about the images in the paintings, and discover the materials used by the artists 15,000 years ago

Ceramics Web - The SDSU CeramicsWeb is an experimental web site for ceramics. It includes a such things as databases of glaze recipes and material analyses, links to other ceramics web sites, health and safety information, and a variety of educational materials related to ceramics. The CeramicsWeb started life as the Ceramics Gopher - the first resource on the Internet for ceramic artists, and that gopher server is no longer in service.

The Color Pencil Challenge - This website was created to challenge artists of all ages to try new techniques with colored pencil and other media. Artists give step by step instruction for the techniques and tools they use in their work.

Diego Rivera - DIEGO RIVERA (1886-l957), muralist painter, was one of the greatest artists in the 20th century. Born in Guanajuato Mexico, in 1892 he moved to Mexico City with his family. He studied in the San Carlos Academy and in the carving workshop of artist José Guadalupe Posada, whose influence was decisive. Later in Paris, he received the influence of post-modernism and cubism, the mediums in which he expressed himself with ease. Diego Rivera with the use of classicist, simplified and colorful painting recovered the pre-Columbian past catching the most significant moments in Mexican history: the earth, the farmer, the laborer, the costumes and popular characters.

Diego Rivera - offers information about Rivera - works, shows, as well as related artists.

Drawings from Life - The Smithsonian Institution Libraries has a substantial collection of cartoon and caricature books. While these materials can be found in several branch libraries - such as the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Library or the National Museum of American History Library - the largest concentration is at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library (AA/PG). The collection at AA/PG includes general collections, rare, and special collections titles which date from 1800. Currently numbering over 600 volumes, this growing collection has a strong focus on the works by American artists - the oldest dating to the Civil War period.  The significance and importance of cartoons and caricatures are often overlooked in preference to their humorous aspects, yet their power and pervasiveness cannot be ignored.

Impressionists - take a virtual tour of five Impressionist paintings, learning about themes, color and brushwork.

KinderArt -  Over 125 free art lesson plans of every kind including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, multicultural art and cross curricular art lessons and coloring pages. This is where to find the CURRENT lesson - Plaster and Wire Mobile/Sculpture

Leonardo da Vinci - Though this site was designed to be most appropriate for students in grades four through eight, many of the activities can be adapted for younger or older students as needed. Feel free to use the site in any way that makes sense to you, but please take a few minutes to read this page to understand how the site is organized and to find out how to get the most from it.

Museum of Web Art - “MOWA aspires to be a place not only of galleries and exhibits, but of education and enrichment; where people from all over can share their ideas and concerns in an effort to better understand the emerging global community in which they now reside

National Museum of African Art - As a leading center for the visual arts of Africa, the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) fosters and sustains--through exhibitions, collections, research, and public programs--an interest in and an understanding of the diverse cultures in Africa as these are embodied in aesthetic achievements in the visual arts. The museum accepts into its collections and exhibits the art of all African areas, including the ancient and contemporary arts for the entire continent.

Pigment through the ages - a site dedicated to painting and color.

Visual Thinking: Sketchbooks from the Archives of American Art - Hundreds of sketchbooks in the Archives of American Art form a vast repository of ideas, perceptions, inspirational imagery, and graphic experiments. As personal records they afford an intimate glimpse of an artist's visual thinking and reveal aspects of their creative process

Windsor & Newton - this site has some great areas art teachers can use to supplement your studio art classes and to draw other disciplines in to your class.


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last updated on 26 February 2015
© H. Jurgen Combs