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.
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.