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

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

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

Free iPad & iPhone Apps*:
Smudge - a very basic program, but good for learning how to layer color
Skrambler - famous masterpieces waiting to be de-scrambled
Kingsley Brush - simple to manage drawing app
iPastels - excellent at imitating many pastel techniques, images can be saved to iPhoto
Teacher's Pick:
SketchBook Express - 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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