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Fine arts include a wide range of interesting topics. Art connects to resources across traditional content areas. Requiring both discipline and creativity, art is a wonderful outlet for today's students.

Explore the following online resources:

Coming Soon: Learn how University of Toledo faculty and teacher education students are using technology in fine arts.



Art - Professional Organizations, Standards, and Materials

ArtsEdge from the Marcopolo Project
Art information, teaching materials, lessons, and professional materials

National Art Education Association (NAEA)
Promotes art education through Professional Development, Service, Advancement of Knowledge, and Leadership.



Art - Starting Points

42explore Projects
Background information and links to quality websites, activities, webquests, and teaching materials

Art from Yahooligans
Links to resources for children and young adults

Fine Arts & Crafts from HomeWorkSpot
Organized, annotated links

Fine Arts from the Internet Public Library
Organized, annotated links

The Arts from the Multnomah Country Library
Organized, annotated links

World Wide Arts Resource
Resources for artists (watch for popups)


Art - Resources for Teachers

Lesson plans and curriculum ideas for art education

American Artists database

Art History Resources on the Web
Art starting point

Incredible Art Department
Art resources, lessons, and materials

Lots of art activities and lessons for kids

Museum of Web Art
Explore art, technology, and culture of the web

NYFA Source: Free National Database
Information about art

Smithsonian American Art Museum - Education
Teacher programs and resources


Art - Resources for Young Adults

Artcyclopedia: The Fine Arts Search Engine
An index to artists and museums

Art Kids Rule
Great place to explore art, learn, and create

Art Lex: Art Dictionary
A dictionary of art terminology

Art Studio Chalkboard
Create resources related to art

Color Matters
Information and resources about color

Tons of art deco architecture resources

Digital Archive of American Architecture
Informatio about American Architecture

EArchitect - American Institute of Architects
Professional resources

Teacher Tap: Virtual Museums
Virtual museums on the web

Web Museum
Web-based art museum


Art - Resources for Children

A. Pintura: Art Detective
An art adventure webquest on artists

Art Games from the Albright Knox Art Gallery
Art games for kids

Art Sarfari from the Museum of Modern Art
Activities to explore art work

Ask Art: American Artists
Learn about American Artists

Crayola Creativity Central
Lots of fun activities for children

Getting the Picture
Explore illustrated letters from history

Global Children's Art Gallery
Place where kids post artwork

Hands On Crafts
Fun computer activities such as making a pot

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Activities for kids

NGA Kids from National Gallery of Art
Activities about art and artists

Portraits for Kids
Learn about George Washington's portrait in a mystery


Art - Related Resources and Materials

Americans for the Arts
Organization with information and resources


Music - Professional Organizations, Standards, and Materials
American Music Conference
National non-profit educational association dedicated to promoting the importance of music, music-making and music education to the general public.
MENC: National Association for Music Education (Music Educator's National Conference)
Mission is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all.




Music - Starting Points

42explore Projects
Background information and links to quality websites, activities, webquests, and teaching materials

Artslynx: International Arts Resources
Resources on theatre, dance, music, visual arts, and more

Multimedia Seeds
Audio and video resources on the Internet including music

Music Education from Yahooligans
Links to resources for children and young adults

Music from the Internet Public Library
Organized, annotated links

Music from the Multnomah County Library
Information by category

Music - Teacher Resources

Children's Music Web
Lots of resources and idea for working with children and music

Music from Family Education Network's Teacher Vision
Lessons, assessments, printables, and themes organized by Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

VH1's Save the Music Foundation
Learn about the nonprofit initiative on music education

Music - Student Resources

All Music Guide
Information on all types of music

America's Library: See, Hear and Song
Explore sounds and music in American history

American Music Collections from the Smithsonian
Explore all types of music from American history

Creating Music
Learn about music and make your own music

I Hear America Singing from PBS
Explore the history of America concert songs

Instrument Encyclopedia
Browse 140 artifacts and learn about instruments

Jazz Kids from PBS
Explore resources related to Jazz music

Lyrics World
Lyrics to music from past and present

Music Games for K-8 from FunBrain
A wide range of online games for practice and thinking

Music Journals and Magazines, Newspapers and Periodicals from Indiana University
List of resources and links

Music Room from the Smithsonian
Explore different types of music from different time periods

Music Theory from Indiana University
Lists of resources and links

National Anthems
Learn about national anthems from around the world

New York Philharmonic Kidzone
Explore instruments, play games, and try out ideas

Play Music
Write music, meet musicians, learn about the orchestra, and explore the world of music

San Francisco Symphony
Learn about the instruments, go to the music lab, listen to music, or send a postcard

Science of Sound
Explore the science of sound through music

Sing Along Songs
Explore hundreds of children's, patriotic, and oldies' songs with MIDI files and lyrics

Young Composers
Students can share their ideas and music


Music Related Resources and Materials

Worldwide Internet Music Resources from William and Gayle Cook Music Library at Indiana University
A huge music resource links-site from a prestigous school of music.
Music Copyright & Performance Rights
ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)
The only U.S. performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, ASCAP protects the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works.
Copyright Info
Easy to understand copyright information and links. Site contains valuable articles pertaining in particular to copyright law as it relates to music and information here regarding royalties, performance rights, computer music files, and copyright law as it relates to sheet music and tab distribution.
PD Info
Reference site to help identify public domain songs and public domain music . . . royalty free music you can use anywhere and any way you choose . . . performance, sing-along, film, video, advertising, business, or personal.


Funding for this project was provided through a grant from Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) from the US Department of Education.
Principal Investigator
Dr. Berhane Teclehaimanot, Principal Investigator & Professor, College of Education

Created 2/03. Last Updated 4/13.