NEW 2015 RESOURCES
Curricular Resources in Art
Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" which focus on specific topics within Art. CLN's
theme pages are collections of useful Internet educational resources within a
narrow curricular topic and contain links to two types of information. Students
and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help
them learn about this topic. In addition, there are links to instructional materials
(lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please
read our disclaimer.
Art History Theme Page
Art Theme Page
Cartoons Theme Page
- A set of links to web sites that have their own searchable collections of
pictures, offer a search engine for finding pictures, or provide a metalist
of links to photographs of a particular type.
Your Creative Works On-Line Theme Page
General Art Resources
Here are a number of links to other Internet resources which contain information
and/or other links related to Art.
- British Columbia Archives presents 11 curricular units (galleries) drawing
heavily from archival information on BC History. Each gallery has a teacher
guide and each is targeted for a specific grade range. Check out especially
Nation's Art in BC (Gr. 4) to learn more about 3 First Nation's Artists
from British Columbia - Judith Morgan, Francis Batiste, and George Clutesi.
from British Columbia's Past (Gr. 12) focuses on landscape works, war
posters, and paintings by Emily Carr and William Hind.
- A searchable (by artist name) and browsable index of thousands of fine
art painters and scuptors. Search results provide links to the specific pages
within on-line art museum collections that host their works. They also have
links to online art museums organized by country/region.
Art Museums and Art History
- This subsection of the Fine Art Forum provides links to well over 100 Museum
and Art History sites around the world. The sites are described briefly and
- The mission of the Kennedy Centre's ArtsEdge is to "help artists, teachers,
and students gain access to and/or share information, resources, and ideas
that support the arts as a core subject area in the K12 curriculum." Teachers
can keep up with arts news, interact with members of the arts and educational
communities, access WWW resources (links are organized by discipline, e.g.,
dance, music, theatre, visual arts, etc.), and review arts-based curricular
resources. Students can share their own works and links to a collection of
web sites appropriate for children.
- This online service for K-12 arts educators is made available by the Getty
Centre for Education in the Arts. It allows art teachers to stay informed
of the latest trends in art education, to find innovative lesson plans and
other curriculum resources, to meet online with other art educators, and to
access a collection of discipline-based art education resources.
- These pages provide students with instruction in the technical fundamentals
of perspective, shading, color and painting.
an Expert: Fine Arts
- CLN's "Ask an Expert" page has about 100 links to specialists in the field
who can serve as a valuable source of curricular expertise for both students
and teachers. Questions/answers on Art may be found in our "All Subjects"
section at the top of the page, the "Fine Arts" section, as well as the general
- Over a dozen student tutorials on pencil/black pen drawing, adding colored
marker, collage, mixing paint, and art history.
Sculpture: Coming of Age
- Learn more about early 20th century Canadian sculpture by browsing through
profiles and pictures of 15 founders of the Sculptors' Society of Canada (SSC).
Click on "?Artists" at the bottom of the page for entry to that section of
the site. If you want to learn more about any of the sculptors, there are
images of hundreds of examples of their works available in the "Database"
option. Caution: your monitor setting must be at least 800 * 600 to view the
Arts Museums of San Francisco
- There are over 60,000 digitized images of the collections of the Fine Arts
Museums of San Francisco. A search engine facilitates access to the collections
in this "imagebase".
Incredible Art Department
- Features within this WWW site include: the Art Room (Home pages from a
guest school's art department); Art Stuff (links to other art sites); Lessons
(art lessons submitted by teachers); Best of the Net (monthly award to best
school art on the net); and Art Site of the Week.
Lifetime of Color
- Students can create art, study art, and play art games at this Sanford
web site. In the study section, there are brief explanations of art elements,
principles, concepts, media, styles and artists. Other sections have hands-on
activities, demos, student gallery, art timeline, artist biographies and a
- Voila! Le premier collection des arts du monde. This link is to their English
Magic of Painting
- John Hagen, Cowdisley Education Group, offers a large collection of lesson
on a wide array of art topics, including aerial perspective, color , transparency,
light and shade , drawing texture design, analysis, and practical applications.
See his advanced section for even more lessons. Caution: the home page may
have a large blank between the image at the top of the page and the navigation
buttons at the bottom. When returning to the home page, you may arrive at
this blank space and think that the download has failed. Use your scroll bar
to find the content buttons.
Kistler's Electronic Pencil Power Playground
- Mark Kistler uses samples of his own work to demonstrate how to draw cartoons.
He has a series of practical lessons (look under "3-d drawing adventures)
as well as explanations on the concepts (look under "Twelve Renaissance Words").
Canadian Art Collection
- The holdings of the McMichael collection are comprised of Canadian art
with a specific historical focus on "the group of seven." Another major emphasis
is on Inuit and First Nations art. There are also biographies on a large number
of Canadian artists.
- This site has a decided instructional thrust. Students can learn about
16 modern art movements of the 20th century, read biographies of renowned
artists of the period, view examples of the period (including commentary and
analyses), participate in an interactive network (e.g., ask questions of art
professors), and expand their horizons with further research. Modern Masterworks
is a 1998 Think Quest winner.
Northwest Connection: Gallery of Native Art
- This BC art gallery offers a wide variety of information about Northwest
Coastal art and artists. In addition to profiles on native artists (including
pictures of their work) organized by genre, there are articles providing background
information. Caution: the text may be difficult to read.
- Instructions on how to draw in perspective, from the mathematical point
of view. There are also links to art on the web which incorporates perspective
of Passion: Five Emotions in World Art
- An exhibit of world art structured around five emotions: love, anguish,
joy, triumph and awe. Students can "view the works, explore the stories of
their creation, learn their history, and understand their place in the culture
of the men and women who created them."
- Vatican Art Collections
- These award winning sites contain a vast array of art. For example, the
Raphael Collection has 226 high quality JPEG's of Raphael's paintings in the
private apartments of the Vatican. In the Sistine Chapel collection, there
are 325 JPEG's of every part of the ceiling, divided into sections, i.e..
'the Apostles' and 'the Last Judgment'. Text guides and histories accompany
- Note: When you click on any of the above buttons, wait for the full document
to be loaded. Then proceed past the top part of each page (which is the same
for each collection) until you get to the actual art work you want. For another
web site on the Sistene Chapel, try Exploring
the Sistene Chapel Ceiling from Wayne State University. Their site includes
some explanatory comments as well as comparisons between the refinished and
- Here's a dynamic collection of art. There's a permanent collection of famous
paintings as well as special exhibitions. Special exhibits change frequently.
- Contained within this site are 100,000 slides from the Jacques-Edouard
Berger Foundation, all of them devoted to art from Egypt, China, Japan, India,
Wide Art Resources
- A huge meta-list of links to Arts resources with a search engine that can
focus on specific types of art.
- Over 20 lessons on such topics as perspective, colour, design, light, and
Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content
in Art. For other resources in Fine Arts (e.g., curricular content in arts &
crafts, dance or music) or for lesson plans and theme pages, click the "previous
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