Online Instructional Resources - Art Resources

  • ART FOR KIDS HUB: This site has hundreds of how-to art videos, mostly drawing videos, but some painting, sculpture and even origami. Mr. Hub and his family do the drawings themselves on camera, so you get to see his version and the child’s version. And they draw everything from everyday objects to video game or movie characters. Users can sort art projects by grade level and age. It is free with an optional paid membership. 

  • ART PROJECTS FOR KIDS: Art Projects for Kids is a collection of fun and easy art projects that include hundreds of how to draw tutorials, and many other engaging art lessons for kids.  Users can sort art projects by grade level. 

  • The SEADAE Arts Instructional Resources page can be explored by educators and families who are seeking learning ideas for our dancers, artists, actors, musicians, and artistic technicians.

  • The National Guild for Arts Education/Creative Youth Development (CYD) National Partnership offers a virtual learning series for art educators and students. The CYD Toolkit Series is a virtual learning series featuring dynamic online conversations with youth, experts, funders and practitioners to explore new paths forward for supporting youth through creative youth development practice.

VIRTUAL MUSEUMS TOURS/RESOURCES: 

THE MUSEUM OF THE WORLD is an interactive experience through time, continents and cultures, featuring an array of objects in human history. The project is a partnership between the British Museum and Google Cultural Institute. For the first time ever, discover objects from the British Museum’s collection from prehistory to the present using the most advanced WebGL (Web Graphics Library) technology available. Jump back in time to explore objects from across diverse cultures and listen to British Museum curators share their insights. Click to connect objects across time and space and discover hidden links between then and now. (Site includes audio portions) 

SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY  The virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop or mobile device.  Visitors can also access select research and collections areas at our satellite support and research stations and past exhibits no longer on display.  Many of the tours provide a view of previously unseen archives or holdings. 

SMITHSONIAN LEARNING LAB offers a free online interactive platform to search for digital learning resources, training and support for grades K-12.