Useful Internet Links

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Art and Craft

Paintings and Artists
Galleries and Museums
Architecture and Buildings

Making Art

Other Interesting Sites

Crafts and Design & Technology

 

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Paintings and Artists
 

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A Timeline of Art History
Just what it says! From the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art, New York.
Carol Jackson Fine Arts
Find out about great artists from the past at this superb site.
The Web Museum
Another great site for finding out about painters and sculptors from the past and present.
My Art Gallery
Create your own on-line art exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum.
This is great fun - and you can learn a lot, too!
Brisa's Museum of Art History
A great way to tell the story of art movements of the past. This site was made by children at an American School.
Experience Impressionism
Take a fun guided tour through turn of the century France and explore the interesting concepts that defined the Impressionism art movement.
When you get to the site, click on the guided tour box.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Go on an art adventure and discover all about this fascinating artist and inventor.
Insideart
Do you like those adventure books where you read the page and then make a choice at the end of the page about where you go next? You know the ones I mean? Well this is the same! An excellent adventure to get you looking at paintings. You'll love it!
Art Edventures

ArtEdventures are interactive online games just for you. In these fun and educational activities, you'll discover how great artists made their famous works—while learning tips and techniques for creating your own art!
Artcyclopedia
Find out who painted what and what all those words mean.
The Collage Portal
More than 20,000 pictures from the Guildhall Library and Guildhall Art Gallery in London.

 

Galleries and Museums
 

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Museums Around the United Kingdom
Links to all the museums in the United Kingdom - at least all those that have websites. Find out where to go and what to see.
The National Gallery, London
Information about Britain's national art collection. You can visit parts of the gallery on-line and view paintings from the collection.
The National Portrait Gallery, London
Visit this fascinating gallery and see painted portraits of famous people. Find out what all those historical characters really looked like!
The Tate Gallery, London
A slick website with links to the Tate's other sites around the country, including St Ives and Liverpool. It has a full catalogue of works in the collection, but disappointingly few illustrations.
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The V&A is the world's largest museum of decorative arts. This is a flashy and complex site which isn't easy to navigate - but it's worth sticking at it. By using the tours under the explore option you can view a selection of objects from the various galleries.
William Morris Gallery
An interesting site about this popular Victorian designer. It has a page for children and an on-line exhibition of Morris' works. You can even download Morris wallpaper designs for your computer desktop!

 

Architecture and Buildings
 

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Great Buildings of the World
This is an excellent site. More than 750 great buildings from around the world and across history are illustrated. Information is also given about the architects.
Building Surprises: The Architecture of the Weisman Museum
A first class site for children and parents. Learn how the Museum was designed and built. Interactive things to do as well, while you learn!
Architecture History Timeline
Find out about architecture (buildings!) through the ages from the stone age to the present day. Click on the time line to find pictures and information.

 

Making Art
 

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The @rt Room
An excellent Site. Like art rooms in schools everywhere, this computer art room is a "special" place. Within its "walls," you can create, discover, imagine, invent, learn, and make your thoughts become things. In short, the @rt room is a place for you to explore your inner and outer world. Enjoy!
Create Art
Do you want to create art? Then this is the place for activities, techniques and inspiration! Try the hands-on activities and techniques, or browse online galleries of student and professional artwork.
Cartoon Corner
An excellent series of lessons on how to draw cartoons. You'll love this site - get those pencils out!
Kids' Castle - Arts
Have fun here! This site tells you all about music, art and writing. You can do practical activities and learn about great artists, musicians and writers.

 

Other Interesting Sites
 

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Design
The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum invites you to discover how design is used for daily living, for shaping space, and for communicating.
Warner Brothers Animation
Find out about animations with your favourite Looney Tunes characters. Animation 101 tells you how cartoons are made. Cool.

 

Crafts and Design & Technology

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Skaarup's Cookie, Fudge, Candy and Kids Craft Recipes
An American site, packed with recipes for tasty sweets and biscuits - enjoy! But please remember to get help from an adult when you cook.
Recycled Paper
Teaches you how to make recycled paper - a really messy job!
Flight Activities
Have fun making butterflies and paper aircraft.
How Stuff Works
Engines, electronics, computers, your body - find out how they all work!
The Childrens' Museum of Indianapolis
A growing collection of on-line activities from this wonderful museum. Learn how to make moving dinosaurs and join in the arts workshop.
World of Puppets
Go on a world tour and find out about puppets the world over - then make your own.
Zelda's Zany Zoo
Design a new animal habitat for a local zoo. Visit lots of websites on the way to gather information.

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