Art Creation

Art can accompany “serious” work. It’s is not only engaging, but can open an opportunity for other modes of learning.

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23 Free Online Photo Editors

There are a lot of online resources available where you can change, enhance and make funny photo editing without knowing and program like Photoshop. Here is a collection of free photo editing services, featuring everything from simple photo cleanup and enhancement to fun artistic effects.  learn more

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Art Sources

This archived web site hosts a set of well-chosen links in both art and music for this student population. While many of the resource are no longer available on-line, sites like Archive.org preserve the these resources for future generations.  learn more

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Art-Incredible Art Department

The eyes of the Mona Lisa blink when you enter the Incredible Art Department. At this site are lesson plans and software tools. Great source for art teachers as well as teachers in other subjects looking for class projects for the artsy students.  learn more

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Cardboard Stand for Easy Drawing With Phone

Similar to Tim's Vermeer's trick, this simple to make project can help your students, allowing them to easily draw something from their phone screen. The materials are usually free: some cardboard and a CD case or other piece of transparent plastic. The principle is that picture on the phone screen is partially reflected by transparent…  learn more

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Classroom Doodles for the Classroom

Welcome to Classroom Doodles!  This site is dedicated to all the wonderful, caring people out there that sacrifice their time and energy to help our children learn something new everyday.  Check out the different categories below to find some awesome coloring pages and printables to enjoy at school, home, summer camps and more! The Classroom…  learn more

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Cool Text Graphics & Logo Generator

Cool Text is a FREE graphics generator for web pages and anywhere else you need an impressive logo without a lot of design work. Simply choose what kind of image you would like. Then fill out a form and you'll have your own custom image created on the fly.  learn more

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Doodle Art Alley

Enjoy some fun Coloring Pages and printables!  They are super easy to print, plus they are FREE.  There are a lot to choose from and you are sure to find something that you like. They work great in the classroom as free time activities or theme unit fun. Your kids at home will also have…  learn more

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Doodle4Google

Every year, Google has a competition open to students grades K-12 to submit artwork for the Google home page. Winners (broken out by grade level) will have their artwork appear on the Google home page.  learn more

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Draw3D: Virtual Lessons

Draw3D is a simple site but fun, and includes on-line drawing lessons. Created by Mark Kistler, Public Television's favorite drawing teacher.  learn more

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Elmer's Glue Slime

Elmers's has created simple recipes for creating colorful slime, glittery and non-glittery, using a few common household ingredients. Students of all ages will enjoy this project. For older students, have them to research how glue, baking soda, and contact lens solution interact to become slime. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find…  learn more

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How To Make An Anime Version of Yourself

This tutorial from Jk Alombro shows you the steps to turn a photograph into an anime character. While using Photoshop, you should be able to replicate this method with any image editing software that supports layers.  learn more

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Painting Trick from Tim's Vermeer

The move Tim's Vermeer shows how Tim Jenison duplicated Vermeer's painting style using a mirror to monitor parts of the picture. By placing a small, fixed mirror above the canvas at a 45-degree angle, he is able to view parts of the original image and the canvas simultaneously, and obtain a precise color match Jon…  learn more

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Paper Wallet

Your students can create paper wallets from a normal piece of paper, with minimal cutting and one piece of tape. It creates a durable, seamless, useable, write-onable, minimalist wallet. Experiment with different paper sizes for different sized wallets.  learn more

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Real life anime

Here's an example of combining art and photography into something special. Variations on this project include using your school mascot, images cut out of magazines, or photographs of fellow classmates – one large and one very small. Can use these ideas to talk about perspective and the way we perceive the world.  learn more

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Silk - Interactive Generative Art

Silk is hard to describe. It's called an on-line interactive generative artwork. The easiest way to explain it is to just go to the site and start drawing something. If you draw something you like, you can save the picture and share the results.  learn more

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Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Using only some toilet paper rolls and some non-toxic paint, you can make awesome creatures for Halloween decorations. Chances are you already have the materials you need in the classroom. Have your students come up with ideas for creatures for other holidays or seasons.  learn more

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ToonDoo

Free for individuals and low cost for classes or schools, ToonDoo allows you and your students to easily create 1, 2 or 3-panel comic strips with simple mouse clicks and drag ‘n drop. Students can customize their strips with their own photos and characters.  learn more