1. Resources to make digital art.
Here you are some interesting web resources for children to use to create a digital image.
Many of them use Flash. So you will need to capture the image you want by taking a screen picture with the PrintScreen key, with Grab or Jing or whatever other program: as soon as you have the capture... just use your imagination!
- Incredible@art Probably one of the best sites! 126 links to pages with art games,experiments, digital art...
- PicassoHead. Children can drag face elements to the canvas and make a painting in a Picasso style.
- Play different games related to art visiting the Tate Gallery.
- The Scribbler. Children make a simple drawing and Scribbler trace over and create interesting line patterns.
- The Pictomizer. Just choose a photo, a colour and a saying, and you get a Warhol style photo.
- ZigZagPhilosophy. Children build up lines and piles like sand falling from above. Try some other interesting effects from the same site.
Design a Mosaic. 16 different sites to create mosaics: Roman, fishburn, celtic, greek, geometric...
- Jackson Pollock. To get a Jackson Pollock-style pattern is very simple just by using the mouse.
- Kaleidoscope. Like in a real kaleidoscope, patterns and lines are mirrored and multiplied.
- The Art Zone of The National Gallery of Art (Washington). Experiment with different art techniques.
- Iconscrabble. It is in German. Children type a word up to 18 characters into the box (Begriffe eingeben). They click Scrabble to see their word converted into icons. Then press “Bild herunterladen” to generate a png image.
- Graffiti Creator. Children can create a “professional-look" graffiti from any selected word. They play with the settings until they generate what they want.
- Dreamlines: Type in a word or words and it generates dream-like images that change before your eyes.
- Bomomo .Using the icons from the bottom of the screen, children click and drag on the screen and see the results. They repeat as many times as they want.
- Explore Modern Art! Visit the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York city
Aminah's World. Click on “Create your own artwork”. Children can choose from a very complete set of objects, material, papers, to build a collage. You can print it or save it as a .jpg.
Now it is time to think about how to use all of these resources in your Primary Art CLIL classes.
2. Resources to explore art. Resources for teachers.
- Google Art project. Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces.
- Learn about colour. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Webexhibit. An interactive museum of science, humanities, and culture.
- The National Gallery. Explore the paintings
- Take one picture. The National Gallery's countrywide scheme for primary schools. Different ways of using pictures in the classroom
- MoMa K-12 Teachers. Make MoMA your classroom. Learn to look closely, discuss art, and think critically.
- Guggenheim Museum in New York
- Guggenheim Venice
- Guggenheim Bilbao
- Guggenheim Berlin
- Guggenheim Abu Dhabi
Resources for teachers and lesson plans
- Colour Vision and Art. Explore how new notions of vision have been used by artists
- Easy Art Projects for Kids. Easy Art Projects for Kids is a web site thet help children begin to express creativity at an early age.
- Garden of Praise . Art appreciation. Lessons for kids.
- Watercolor Painting. Lots of interesting Art links (take your time!).
Smithsonian. Activities and games.