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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
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/
Art information, teaching materials, lessons, and professional materials

National Art Education Association (NAEA)
http://www.naea-reston.org/
Promotes art education through Professional Development, Service, Advancement of Knowledge, and Leadership.

 


Art

Art - Starting Points

42explore Projects
http://42explore.com
Background information and links to quality websites, activities, webquests, and teaching materials

Art from Yahooligans
http://www.yahooligans.com/Arts_and_Entertainment/Art/
Links to resources for children and young adults

Fine Arts & Crafts from HomeWorkSpot
Organized, annotated links

Fine Arts from the Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/hum20.00.00/
Organized, annotated links

The Arts from the Multnomah Country Library
http://www.multcolib.org/homework/artshc.html
Organized, annotated links

World Wide Arts Resource
http://wwar.com/
Resources for artists (watch for popups)

 


Art - Resources for Teachers

ArtsEdNet
http://www.getty.edu/artsednet/home.html
Lesson plans and curriculum ideas for art education

AskArt
http://askart.com/
American Artists database

Art History Resources on the Web
http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html
Art starting point

Incredible Art Department
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
Art resources, lessons, and materials

KinderArt
http://www.kinderart.com/
Lots of art activities and lessons for kids

Museum of Web Art
http://www.mowa.org/home.html
Explore art, technology, and culture of the web

NYFA Source: Free National Database
http://www.nyfa.org/nyfa_source.asp?id=47&fid=1
Information about art

Smithsonian American Art Museum - Education
http://nmaa-ryder.si.edu/education/index.html
Teacher programs and resources

 


Art - Resources for Young Adults

Artcyclopedia: The Fine Arts Search Engine
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/index.html
An index to artists and museums

Art Kids Rule
http://accessarts.org/ArtKids/
Great place to explore art, learn, and create

Art Lex: Art Dictionary
http://www.artlex.com/
A dictionary of art terminology

Art Studio Chalkboard
http://www2.evansville.edu/studiochalkboard/index.html
Create resources related to art

Color Matters
http://www.colormatters.com/entercolormatters.html
Information and resources about color

DecoPix
http://www.decopix.com/
Tons of art deco architecture resources

Digital Archive of American Architecture
http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/fa267/
Informatio about American Architecture

EArchitect - American Institute of Architects
http://www.e-architect.com/
Professional resources

Teacher Tap: Virtual Museums
http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic35a.htm
Virtual museums on the web

Web Museum
http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/
Web-based art museum

 


Art - Resources for Children

A. Pintura: Art Detective
http://www.eduweb.com/pintura/
An art adventure webquest on artists

Art Games from the Albright Knox Art Gallery
http://www.albrightknox.org/artgames/index_launched.html
Art games for kids

Art Sarfari from the Museum of Modern Art
http://moma.org/momalearning/index.html
Activities to explore art work

Ask Art: American Artists
http://www.askart.com/
Learn about American Artists

Crayola Creativity Central
http://www.crayola.com/kids/
Lots of fun activities for children

Getting the Picture
http://artarchives.si.edu/exhibits/illusltr/illusltr.htm
Explore illustrated letters from history

Global Children's Art Gallery
http://www.naturalchild.com/gallery/
Place where kids post artwork

Hands On Crafts
http://www.handsoncrafts.org/
Fun computer activities such as making a pot

Metropolitan Museum of Art
http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/justforfun.asp
Activities for kids

NGA Kids from National Gallery of Art
http://www.nga.gov/kids/
Activities about art and artists

Portraits for Kids
http://georgewashington.si.edu/kids/portrait.html
Learn about George Washington's portrait in a mystery

 


Art - Related Resources and Materials

Americans for the Arts
http://www.artsusa.org/
Organization with information and resources


 

Music - Professional Organizations, Standards, and Materials
 
American Music Conference
http://www.amc-music.org/
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)
http://www.menc.org/
Mission is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all.

 


 

Music

Music - Starting Points

42explore Projects
http://42explore.com
Background information and links to quality websites, activities, webquests, and teaching materials

Artslynx: International Arts Resources
http://www.artslynx.org/
Resources on theatre, dance, music, visual arts, and more

Multimedia Seeds
http://eduscapes.com/seeds
Audio and video resources on the Internet including music

Music Education from Yahooligans
http://www.yahooligans.com/school_bell/Music_Education/
Links to resources for children and young adults

Music from the Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/hum20.60.00/
Organized, annotated links

Music from the Multnomah County Library
http://www.multcolib.org/homework/musichc.html
Information by category


Music - Teacher Resources

Children's Music Web
http://www.childrensmusic.org/
Lots of resources and idea for working with children and music

Music from Family Education Network's Teacher Vision
http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-14779.html
Lessons, assessments, printables, and themes organized by Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

VH1's Save the Music Foundation
http://www.vh1.com/insidevh1/savethemus/
Learn about the nonprofit initiative on music education


Music - Student Resources

All Music Guide
http://www.allmusic.com/index.html
Information on all types of music

America's Library: See, Hear and Song
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/sh
Explore sounds and music in American history

American Music Collections from the Smithsonian
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives/d-5.htm
Explore all types of music from American history

Creating Music
http://www.creatingmusic.com/index.html
Learn about music and make your own music

I Hear America Singing from PBS
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ihas/
Explore the history of America concert songs

Instrument Encyclopedia
http://www.si.umich.edu/chico/instrument/
Browse 140 artifacts and learn about instruments

Jazz Kids from PBS
http://www.pbs.org/jazz/kids/
Explore resources related to Jazz music

Lyrics World
http://www.ntl.matrix.com.br/pfilho/html/main_index/
Lyrics to music from past and present

Music Games for K-8 from FunBrain
http://www.funbrain.com/teachers/subj_music.html
A wide range of online games for practice and thinking

Music Journals and Magazines, Newspapers and Periodicals from Indiana University
http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/journals.html
List of resources and links

Music Room from the Smithsonian
http://americanhistory.si.edu/music/index.htm
Explore different types of music from different time periods

Music Theory from Indiana University
http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/mtheory.html
Lists of resources and links

National Anthems
http://www.national-anthems.org/
Learn about national anthems from around the world

New York Philharmonic Kidzone
http://www.nyphilkids.org/main.phtml?
Explore instruments, play games, and try out ideas

Play Music
http://www.playmusic.org/
Write music, meet musicians, learn about the orchestra, and explore the world of music

San Francisco Symphony
http://sfskids.org/templates/splash.asp
Learn about the instruments, go to the music lab, listen to music, or send a postcard

Science of Sound
http://www.sci.mus.mn.us/sound/nocss/top.html
Explore the science of sound through music

Sing Along Songs
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/music.htm
Explore hundreds of children's, patriotic, and oldies' songs with MIDI files and lyrics

Young Composers
http://www.youngcomposers.com/
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
http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/
A huge music resource links-site from a prestigous school of music.
 
Music Copyright & Performance Rights
ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)
http://www.ascap.com/
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
http://www.reach.net/~scherer/p/copyrite.htm
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
http://www.pdinfo.com/
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.