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Art Online Resources

Smarthistory
o Advocates for the study of art history
o Uses plenty of visuals including images and videos
o Shows multiple art techniques with various types of materials
o Presents art and its history of various geographical locations
o http://smarthistory.org

Art Babble
o Has a portion of their website devoted to educators
o Art discussions and videos categorized in many ways, including theme,
geography, people, medium, and period
o Has a page that further demonstrates how to use their website within
the classroom
o http://www.artbabble.org/educators

Kinder Art
o Detailed, step by step lessons
o Students of all ages
o Categorized by age and discipline
o http://www.kinderart.com/across/

Arts Edge
o Spot on main page for art news of the day
o Lessons designed for educators
o Includes Standards
o http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators

Local Art Resources


Ganton Art Gallery
o Located on Spring Arbor Universities main campus
o I would take my students to learn about what it means to study art at a
more advanced level
o 106 East Main St. Spring Arbor, MI 49283

The Orange Peacock Gallery


o Features local artists and artwork from $5 to $5000
o Demonstrates to students the value of art and how art is very much
alive in our communities
o 120 W. MICHIGAN AVE. JACKSON, MI 49201
Ella Sharp Museum
o Contains Jackson history as well as six galleries
o Students could learn the history of their own community while viewing
different forms of art
o 3225 FOURTH ST. JACKSON, MI 49203
Ann Arbor Art Fair
o Artists fill the streets with their artwork
o Students could see different works of art from art amateurs or
professions
o 1-800-888-9487
Art Activities
Creating a Scene
o Creating a scene from a book or play can help create real-world
connections
o This could be used in language arts or even in history
1. Students would read a piece of literature or learn about a moment in
history
2. Using markers, crayons, colored pencils, construction paper, etc. they
would recreate that scene
3. Students would then write a paragraph on the back of their paper
describing the scene and why it is important within the context of the
book/history.
Instruction Manual
o This art project could be used in science or math
1. Students will choose a science experiment or math problem
2. They will create a step-by-step instructions manual demonstrating how
the science experiment or math problem is completed
3. Students will draw, color, and organize their manuals.
Food Pyramid
o This art project could be used in physical education or health class
1. Students will work together to create a large poster of the food
pyramid
2. They must discuss which foods go where and then draw and color
different foods on the different levels
3. As a class, they must then decide which foods would be best to eat and
how much is healthy to eat
Coloring Music
o This art project can be done in a music class
1. Students will use crayons, markers, or colored pencils to draw the
music they hear
2. Music has a physical or emotional effect, so the students must draw
what they think and feel
3. When they are finished with their drawing, they will flip their paper
over and on the back side write a reflection of their experience