Art Resources

Looking for fun art stuff for kids on the internet? 
The links below are just a small sample of all the web has to offer:

Museum Websites:
www.getty.edu/gettygames/ - Art games from the Getty in Los Angeles, for younger kids.
www.cmany.org/ - The Children's Museum of Art in NYC - a great place to visit.
www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu - The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers in New Brunswick, offering classes for teens and family programs.
www.groundsforsculpture.org - A great outdoor venue located in Hamilton.
http://artmuseum.princeton.edu/
- The Princeton University Art Museum, practically in our own backyard, with a fabulous collection for all ages.
Teacher's Picks:
www.nga.gov/kids/kids.htm - The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. put together this very comprehensive site loaded with online art activities.
http://redstudio.moma.org/ - A great site for teens interested in the contemporary world of art, complete with virtual galleries, interviews with artists, podcasts, and art contest opportunities.
http://kids.tate.org.uk/ - 
An art history and appreciation site by the Tate Gallery of London.

Local Opportunities in the Arts
www.westwindsorarts.org - The West Windsor Arts Center offers many great opportunities/classes, on Alexander Road by the train station.
www.artscouncilofprinceton.org - Arts Council of Princeton also offers many wonderful classes for teens.  

Interactive Art Websites:
http://www.googleartproject.com - Explore collections from around the world with thousands of artworks photographed in extremely high resolution.  It's quite extensive and growing every day.
www.artsconnected.org/toolkit/index.html - Explore the Elements and Principles of Design, perfect for our 6th grade artists.
www.picassohead.com - Goofy site that lets you make a portrait as quirky as Picasso would.
http://jacksonpollock.org/ - Drip like Pollock, the master of drip painting (but remember, Janet Sobel did it first!).
www.haringkids.com  - Based on the life of artist Keith Haring.  For younger kids, but some fun stuff for teens too.
Teacher's Pick:
http://sketchup.google.com/ - A very slick program offered by Google for the more serious/advanced young artist.

Free iPad & iPhone Apps*:
Smudge 
http://itunes.apple.com/app/smudge/id300988617 - a very basic program, but good for learning how to layer color
Skrambler  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skrambler/id329754957 - famous masterpieces waiting to be de-scrambled
Kingsley Brush  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kingsley-brush/id403705189 - simple to manage drawing app
iPastels  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ipastels/id489302558 - excellent at imitating many pastel techniques, images can be saved to iPhoto
Teacher's Pick:
SketchBook Express  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sketchbook-express/id410871280 - very intuitive & responsive with a great variety of tools, for the serious/advanced young artist, images can be exported

*There are many other apps out there, just read the reviews and remember, not everything is free.

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