This is a short version of the first multimedia project produced by my students. It was done for Earth Day in 2008.
from the National Gallery of Art, Washington --> NGA Kids Home
*interactive art you can make online
*a collection of interactive tools to work with

for people who want to play with paint
"With ArtRage you can paint with oils, sketch with pencils, sprinkle sparkling glitter and much more. Stencils and rulers let you create precise shapes or smooth curves and straight lines freehand. Tracing and Reference images let you load photos to recreate as paintings either by eye or by letting ArtRage select colors for you as you paint."

Cliker is a website where you can:
a) upload and vectorize big images using their "Crayon" tracing tool (view video)
b) draw -- make original images, edit others' stuff
c) find thousands of free, copyright friendly clipart images
d) get help through the user forum
e) read the blog to
There is an addon extension for Open Office for copying art directly to the clipboard for pasting into documents, presentations, and spreadsheets.

Create and share a comic using any combination of your own drawings, photos and ready-to-use artwork. Can't draw? Not a problem. Simply choose from our library of backgrounds, characters and speech balloons, add your own text or captions… and you're done! A comic in minutes! Sign up now and share the fun.

Collaborative drawing from most browers (IE is not on the list-- so put Firefox portable version on a thumbdrive and use it that way at school.)
Will work on any smart device or tablet. Designed to be swept across the screen.

Resources, lesson plans, news, online art activities , teacher toolbox, art rooms, other links

This web-hosted application for generating color themestcan inspire any project. No matter what you're creating, with Kuler you can experiment quickly with color variations and browse thousands of themes from the Kuler community. You can create and share your own Adobe color themes or find thousands of others that have already been created. Use the themes to customize your blogs, wikis, websites, and BADGES!

Can download the Kuler Desktop (must have Adobe Air)

Dianne's Art List in Diigo

"This holistic approach to visual expression in particular—and non-linear approach to problem solving in general—promotes a higher degree of confidence. This is true especially when it comes to drawing dynamically and rhythmically, from memory, and with little or no reference images—at least in the all too important brainstorming stage."

*gateway to everything about the gallery --> can switch between French and English
  • can set up a personal space to compile a personal album
  • will need to install Flash 10
*Can also view 11 virtual tours (will need to have the Quicktime plugin (Vs.5 or later)

Odosketch is a Flash drawing application -- an online sketch pad -- create a user account for the class if you want to keep a class gallery (best with a tablet). There is also cloning (which allows users to build on top of other sketches.

Jonathan Wylie
"The Teaching Palette is a blog authored by art educators for art educators. Our goal is to 05/09provide a collaborative and resourceful forum where art specialists of all levels can explore professional topics and resources that impact our subject area - from classroom management to tools and techniques to integrating music."

An example of a case study learning activity in Modern Art