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Resources–Art and Music

ART

Artcyclopedia
An online encyclopedia with information about artists and links to various websites about art.

NGA Kids- National Gallery of Art
NGA Kids Art Zone offers an array of interactive online art activities that are fun for children of all ages.

Smithsonian Education- Everything Art
Journey through the museum’s various collections with this interactive site.

The Artist’s Toolkit
Explore elements such as line, color, and balance by watching animated demonstrations, creating your own compositions, and watching video clips of artists in action.

ARTSEDGE
The Kennedy Center’s free digital learning platform for arts education. Resources include lesson plans, guides, audio stories, video clips and more.

MUSIC

DARIA- World Music for Children
This family-friendly site introduces the world of music to young people and offers resources for teachers, parents and special education professionals. The instrument section allows children to color, hear and find pdf instructions on how to make world music instruments such as cajónes (box drums), didgeridoos, shekeres, pow-wow drums and guiros along with cultural background information.

San Francisco Symphony Kids
Students can explore various linkages between composers, instruments and music compositions, and enjoy hands-on experiences of playing instruments and conducting music. The site offers interactive tutorials to learn about music basics and the opportunity for users to compose and notate their own original music.

Music Learning Community
This website contains hundreds of learning games of varying levels, all carefully planned to gain mastery of the elements of music theory, ear training and rhythmic skills in an exciting, challenging environment.

Creating Music   Elementary-age students can enjoy exploring, creating and manipulating music.