The Arts

Albright-Knox Art Games.
This interactive site engages children in art activities that help them to learn about artists and the works of art in the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York.

American Treasures.
Divided into three main areas—Memory, Reason, and Imagination—with approximately twenty items in each, this site is exceptionally rich. It is to be a continuously updated exhibit at the Library of Congress.

This site is a site worth visiting if you are interested in learning about the basics of cartoon animation. Created by a teenager, there are simple tutorials that help you understand the concepts of frame by frame animation.

Carving at Skidegate.
Photographs and text indicate the elaborate nature of totem pole carving.

Clear instructions and elegant models in the traditional Japanese art of paperfolding from Joseph Wu in Japan. Contains links to many other origami sites, including “How to Make an Origami Crane.”

This extensive site offers an origami world to explore, an opportunity to design cities with fold paper models, basic techniques and tips, and a studio with clear directions for folding more than 70 forms, as well as poetry and games.

The Artist’s Toolkit
Explore elements such as line, color, and balance by watching animated demonstrations, creating your own compositions, and watching video clips of artists in action.

The Imagination Factory.
This site provides art activities using recycled materials. Ideas and clear directions can be found for painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, fiber arts, and crafts from recycled media.

The Renaissance Connection
Sponsored by the Allentown Art Museum, this interactive Web site provides engaging activities while learning about the Renaissance’s artists and history.
The artist provides samples of her work in the form of printable paper toys and crafts. Various holidays are represented as well as more generic toys. Stories and the artist’s online journal are available to read.

World Wide Art Gallery.
See examples of art done by children from around the world, and connect to links of art activities and information about art and art history.