Arts: Visual, Graphic Arts and Photography Lesson Plans and Activities
Quilting can be a hard lesson for kids to learn. Let's face it, quilting is not exactly a hobby most 10-year-olds enjoy doing! But quilting can teach your children how to use their imagination. In fact, many quilters will use their kids' help in picking out fabric and placing blocks. Here is an easy and fun way to get them more involved.
KinderArt® is the largest collection of free art lessons on the Internet. What began in 1997 as a few helpful ideas for teachers and parents, has since grown into an enormous collection of resources featuring thousands of tried and tested free lesson plans, ideas and resources which have been contributed by people from around the world. A truly interactive experience, KinderArt® provides an opportunity for parents, educators, artists, students and kids (of course) to have fun while exchanging ideas, finding information, conducting research and learning new things...all in one place.
There is still a lot of confusion surrounding digital cameras and digital photography. With all the new cameras and options it just seems to get more confusing instead of clearer. It is easier to approach something if you can take it in small bites. So in an effort to make digital easier to approach and understand the website has grouped together everything you need to know to get started in ten easy to understand lessons.
A plethora of resources for teaching art from Kindergarten up through college.
eduweb is an award-winning developer of online learning games and activities. They engage the many ways people learn with the thoughtful application of learning theory, imaginative conceptualizations, and unflinching evaluation. Their broad experience in museum and K-12 education, combined with their deep subject knowledge of art, history and science, fuels their commitment to develop compelling and effective learning experiences. Since 1996, they have produced over 75 immersive, interactive, and in-depth adventures about art, science, history, and technology.
The Educator's Reference Desk provides access to the following resources: Resource Collection - Links to over 3000 resources on a variety of educational issues. This collection includes Internet sites, educational organizations, and electronic discussion groups. Lesson Plans - The Lesson Plan Collection contains more than 2000 unique lesson plans which were written and submitted by teachers from all over the United States. Question Archive - A collection of over 200 responses to popular questions on the practice, theory, and research of education. These responses may include citations from the ERIC database, Internet sites, discussion groups, and/or print resource information.
Welcome to Creative Spotlite! - The best online source for free art and crafts lessons & instruction, discount art supplies, instructional art & crafts books, art instruction videos and more! Whether you are an experienced artist or just beginning, you will find lots of great information and resources at Creative Spotlite. Creative Spotlite offers free art and crafts lessons on a variety of different mediums including: Acrylic Painting Lessons & Techniques Oil Painting Lessons & Techniques Drawing Lessons & Tips Watercolor Painting Lessons & Tips Colored Pencil Lessons & Techniques Pastel Art Lessons Photography Instruction & Tips.
The Glass Collection Galleries show the most comprehensive and celebrated glass collection in the world. The galleries explore Near Eastern, Asian, European, and American glass and glassmaking from antiquity through present day. They tell the story of glass creation, from a full-scale model of an Egyptian furnace to the grand factories of Europe, and, then America, and finally, to the small-scale furnaces that fueled the Studio Glass movement that began in America in 1962. The galleries contain objects representing every country and historical period in which glassmaking has been practiced. The story of glass began more than 3,500 years ago and the galleries document the triumphs of glassmaking history. Several galleries feature a tableau that further illustrates how the objects were found, created, or sold.
Artist Bob Miller's "Light Walk" at the Exploratorium is always an eye-opening experience for students and teachers alike. His unique discoveries will change the way you look at light shadow and images. The website includes the following activities: Do your own light walk Build a pinhole viewer Build a pinhole camera Slide projector activities.