Apr 06

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Here are some neat interactive websites that will allow your students to create pictures that simulate the works of famous artists.  These activities would work nicely on an interactive whiteboard to demonstrate characteristics of these artists or could be done by students on a classroom or lab computer.  In most cases students can print out their creations (or they could be emailed to the teacher for printing).  In an art classroom, computers can be set up so that students can do these “virtual art projects” when their regular art projects are completed.

Mr. PicassoHead – create an abstract face with this online tool

Pointillism Practice Page
– paint with dots like Seurat

Matisse for Kids – from the Baltimore Museum of Art, click on the “Matisse for Kids” link on right under Related Links

Keith Haring Coloring Book – create colorful paintings using Haring’s familiar characters

Jackson Pollack – paint with drips and splots

Jungle – awesome tool to create a painting like Rousseau

Surreal Painter – make a surrealistic painting similar to Dali and Picasso

Still Life – create a lovely still life picture in the style of the old masters

These activities and more are linked on my Learning Links website.

Apr 06

Our first graders recently typed short stories about themselves in Kidpix and then drew a self portrait.  I put them together into slideshows using Smilebox.  I love Smilebox because it is such an easy and fast way to show off their work and the end result is so much fun for kids to watch.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow: First Grade Faces
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