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Tool #41: NGA Kids

Type:  Variety of online art tools

Teacher:  All Levels (Art, Communication Arts)

Student Use:  Study and creation of art genres, reflection activities

NGA Kids is an online project of the National Art Gallery.  Nearly a dozen digital tools for student creation of art.  Tools include a collage builder, still life creator, mobile creator and a brush on canvas tool. 


March 31, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Tool #21: Picturing America

Type:  Artwork gallery

Teacher:  All Levels (Art teachers or teachers that teach thematically)

Student Use:  Connect to art, art analysis, visual writing prompts

Picturing America is not so much a tool, but rather an impressive gallery of artwork dipicting American themes.  Perfect resource for those of us with digital projectors.  The educator’s page has a downloadable resource book.  There seems to be a contest of sorts to receive laminated reproductions of the artwork, but as far as I can tell, the contest is closed (but worth investigating if this is an annual event). 

March 19, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment