Here are some cool websites to check out...
Several online art games by the Art Institute of Chicago. See the mask maker, cornell boxes, create portraits, and match shapes, textures, and sounds.
Presented with a blank work screen, visitors can peruse the collection of objects, colors and shapes offered and then drag them onto their workspace. After doing so, the images can be manipulated in a variety of ways. Get ready for hours of fun! Try the Auto selection, too, and see what pops up. All "kid safe" images.
A great online painting program that allows you to select a brush and color, and paint away. You can view the paintings of other visitors as well as e-mail your painting to others.
Learn art history while playing detective.
National Gallery of Art for Children, Washington, DC
The National Gallery of Art was created in 1937 for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of Congress, accepting the gift of financier and art collector Andrew W. Mellon. During the 1920s, Mr. Mellon began collecting with the intention of forming a gallery of art for the nation in Washington. In 1937, the year of his death, he promised his collection to the United States. Funds for the construction of the West Building were provided by The A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust. On March 17, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted the completed building and the collections on behalf of the people of the United States of America. The children's webstie is amazing!!
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe. Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum is located in New York City's Central Park along Fifth Avenue (from 80th to 84th Streets). Nearly five million people visit the Museum each year.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is a wonderful place to spend some time with your children. I believe it is free on Sundays.
Follow the progress of the The Barnes, as it moves from its beautiful home in the suburbs to the city of Philadelphia.
Chanticleer Gardens was once the exqusite private garden of a prominent Main Line Family that once owned a a pharmaceutical company located in Radnor, Pa. When the son died he left the gardens to be opened to the public. It is a little piece of heaven located in Radnor.
This place is magnificent all year round! Grounds for Sculpture is an outdoor sculpture garden with over 230 contemporary sculptures, set in a park like setting, with beautiful trails leading you through the gardens to explore the amazing art! The park is located in Hamilton, NJ, just over the bridge into Trenton. It is located on the old fair grounds of the New Jersey State Fair from the 1920"s.
At The Crayola FACTORY, you’ll be immersed in color and creativity – a place where there's no limitation to creativity and imagination. You can color, draw, paint and create with the latest Crayola products without the worry of cleanup afterwards. Each creative space invites you to play and explore while learning and having lots and lots of fun. See how Crayola Crayons and Markers are made. Learn about the history of the Crayola brand. Explore dozens of interactive projects and activities. This is not the real manufacturing plant, but instead a visitor center that allows the child inside each person to unleash its creative spirit. Each quarter, themes and projects change, giving visitors a variety of projects to create throughout the year.