Wednesday, August 22, 2007

National Gallery of Art Online

Another awesome online tool for the little and big ones to enjoy, this time from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. The NGAKids website allows you to experiment with all kinds of artistic techniques and subjects, from painting to collage to 17th century Dutch interiors. Having just professed our love of collage art, you can imagine we are crazy for the digital collage tool.

Also, don't miss the free download of Teaching Art Since 1950, a book filled with resources for teaching children about art.

I love that the Internet gives another dimension to the range of activities I can share with my children. But I'm realizing that it's easy to get carried away by these neat tools... online fun can quickly become addictive. I far prefer it to television because it is so interactive, but after Sabrina started asking a little too frequently if she could play on the computer, I started to limit the amount of time she was allowed to play on my laptop. Something tells me that unlike manual art, hours of online art can be too much of a good thing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's a brand new still life interactive on NGAkids that Sabrina might enjoy! :)