Our Favorite Art Education Sites

Art activities, resources, opinions, lesson plans, you name it! If your favorite art education website is not on this list, please, send it to the webmistress!

We are selective and attempt to include resources and businesses that have free resources for art educators and their students. We also include links to businesses who advertise with us. If you have a commercial link and would like to advertise on artedia.org, please contact marketing@artedia.org.

Deception on iPod"Art is a deception that creates real emotions — a lie that creates a truth. And when you give yourself over to that deception, it becomes magic.” (Marco Tempest)


Link Description
Art & Learning to Think & Feel Marvin Bartels' Art Education Page: "Dedicated to Leaving No Mind Behind"
Art and Music Interactive Sites Utah Teachers' Favorite links
Art Education 2.0 A website for networking--Using New Technology in Art Classrooms.
Art of the Week Email campaign to promote art in all of its diversity. To receive the weekly emails, please email your request to aseem888@gmail.com.
@rt junction A safe and structured virtual environment within which teachers and students can pursue artistic and educational goals
ArtPoints.net Essays about art and art education, events, and art links sponsored by Camlin Artists' Materials. Features student art and art societies across the country.Sign up for their eNewsletter.

A joint project of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center. Create a presentation using artworks from these two museums.

The Artist's Toolkit Explore how artists use line, color and balance. Interactive.
Artist's Statement Molly Gordon's "How to write your Artist's Statement"
Arts Education Partnership: Iowa Database Searchable database concerning arts education in various states. Use the Report Generator to find information about the state of Iowa.
The Art Zone Interactive Online Art Making for kids and adults, sponsored by the National Gallery of Art
@Issue Journal of Business and Design is dedicated to communicating how quality design contributes to business success--exciting examples of art and design today!
Blick Art Materials

Dick Blick is an AEI sponsor.

The Best Art Supplies ...at the best discounts! Since 1911, artists have turned to Blick for dependable savings, a huge selection, and fine customer service on art supplies.

Balance Video An example of Alexander Calder's balance technique
Bloom's Taxonomy including digital language A curriculum writing tool
Cakes Produce Wayne Thiebaud style cakes online
Calligraphy See the new St. John's Bible
Cardboard Sculptures by Chris Gilmour Amazing realism
Crayola Activities for classes or individuals, calendar, new products.
Design a Still Life An interactive site from National Gallery. Fun! (webmaster: This site didn't work with my new Snow Leopard OS.)
D.U.C. Distribution of free contemporary art books
edutopia The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) was founded in 1991 as a nonprofit operating foundation to celebrate and encourage innovation in schools. They publish the stories of innovative teaching and learning through a variety of media -- a magazine, e-newsletters, DVDs, books, and this Web site
Essential Skills A Prezi with all of the essentials... by Lynn McCartney
Effect Of Colors ScienceDaily, Feb, 2009: Blue Boosts Creativity, While Red Enhances Attention To Detail
Free Resources .gov site for educational excellence
Frida Kahlo Interactive from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Games for the Brain Features games with a visual emphasis
Google Art Project Visit Famous art works in world-famous museums, virtually.
Google Sketchup Downloadable 3D drawing program
Haring Kids Activity pages based on work of Keith Haring
Incredible Art Lessons Lesson plans, sharing, lessons for individuals
International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) View the ChildArt Collective. By providing a directory of children’s art collections from around the world, art educators, museum and gallery directors, researchers, parents, and children, are able to learn from, and contribute to, an international community of child art collectives.
Iowa Pathways Timeline of history of artists in Iowa
Jackson Pollock It will look like absolutely nothing, but just start to move your cursor over the screen (left click to change colors) reload to start over.
Lascaux Take your students for a walk through the caves, virtually
Met's Interactives for Kids Metropolitan Museum of Art
Morphing Presidents From Washington to Obama
Mr. Picasso Head Use Picasso-style parts to create a portrait and email it to someone
Mystudio Gallery Famous Paintings, artist research links, or buy posters
New Art Basics

A collection of strategies was written by participants in the Iowa State University New Art Basics Project 1986-2006.
During 2009, Barbara Caldwell and her assistants at Iowa State revised and updated the website. The interactive database allows searching by art media, concept, etc.

New Face of Art Thanks to a soft drink company, you and your students can see world famous new artists and their work. You can also use fun type-face to create a message
Origami Fun Directions (video or printed) for Students or Teachers
Origami Master Won Park He makes origami. See a video interview. He does NOT live in a garbage truck.
Pixlr Free online photo editior.
Prezi Create astonishing presentations online or live
iRubric Free rubric maker also you can browse other rubrics that are public and share your rubrics with others
Rubistar Create a rubric or modify an existing one
Sand Sculpture How To plus Beautiful Examples. A Kid's Corner, too
Smarthistory An online art history book with using multimedia (much more interesting than that old Janson book from your college days)
Smithsonian Art and Design Lesson Plans
Snow Days Create a unique snowflake online
Snowflake Cutting Easy enough for the youngest computer users to Make-a-flake
Sanford-ArtEdventures For creative individuals, beginner to advanced
Spiral Art Education Cool Curriculum from Olivia Gude. Mostly secondary projects fostering community and self-valuing
Teaching for Artistic Behavior A way of life in the art room! Try it! TAB: Choice Based Art Education fosters "Thinking like an Artist!"
TED: Ideas Worth Spreading This is the result of a search for "art." Speakers give the "talk of their lives" in less than 18 minutes.
Teachers First: Art "Thinking teachers teach thinking." 700 creative activities
Through the Flowers Judy Chicago's (The Dinner Party) website whose mission is to educate a broad public about the importance of art and its power in countering the erasure of women's achievements.
Vincent Van Gogh The Van Gogh site is a reference for information on the life and work of Vincent van Gogh including his biography, an interactive catalog of his paintings, drawings, sketches, watercolors.
The Van Gogh Games Put together an online puzzle, then add stars to the Starry, Starry Night by answering the quiz questions correctly.
Visual Arts in Iowa Core  Like 21st Century Skills, the Universal Constructs are integral to the teaching of Core content; and the Visual Arts are the perfect venue for the development of these skills and processes.
United States Society for Education Through Art (USSEA) To provide a network with art educators who wish to share their interests in multicultural and cross-cultural concerns relevant to the field of art education.  The organization shall encourage cross-cultural research and professional relationships to promote greater understanding and respect for learners from diverse backgrounds.
Web 2.0 Weekly Challenge Activities to challenge artists of all ages
Iowa West Foundation Art and artist support programs funded for Western Iowa, Council Bluffs region

New Online Word Image Programartedia tag cloud


This free program may have been made for art teachers: Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters (In this example, this webpage...)-- into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.

You can save the image as a png for websites or jpg for presentations or printing.



Take Your Students to France...

Animals in the Lascaux Caves


Virtually, of course. It is a free trip to walk through the actual caves at Lascaux. There are maps and close up images. Use Google Translate if your French is a little rusty.

Or the Sistine Chapel...

Sistine Chapel

Rome, here we come!

What if imagination and art are not frosting at all, but the fountainhead of human experience?

Rollo May in The Courage to Create

Nine Ways to Be More Creative


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