Web Sightings for February 2009

Here’s a great collection of photos of artists at work from Life Magazine (preview before viewing in class).

Aaron’s Awesome Adventure is the latest Art Interactive on the Met Museum’s site. It’s based on Sara Bradshaw’s story about an inquisitive red-headed boy’s adventures at the Met.

One of my first books on Child Art was by Rhoda Kellogg, a psychologist and a nursery school educator, who collected approximately one million drawings of young children of ages two to eight from 1948 to 1966, which she used to develop an elaborate classification system related to early graphic expressions. Some 7900 of these drawings and paintings are now available online, in black-and-white, through the Rhoda Kellogg Child Art Collection Archive.

Imagine trying to draw a picture of everything. Howard Hallis did, and he’s still drawing.

Art-To-Go, from the Baltimore Museum of Art, provides teachers with a monthly teachable concept and printable image of a painting, sculpture, print, drawing, photograph, mask, textile, ceramic, or mosaic.

Here’s a nice collection of tutorials, compiled by Jennifer Dorman, on using Diigo, a social bookmarking site.

If you spend any amount of time on the Web browsing blogs and news sites, then Google Reader for Beginners will show you how to make your life easier.

I found Skellie’s Complete Guide to Finding and Using Incredible Flickr Images helpful. You may too.

Here’s a great list of big ideas and questions, prepared by Shari Hofschire, Dr. Frances Thurber and Dr. Joanne Sowell, that will get you and your students thinking about Art in significant ways.

Lastly, Thriving too strikes me as the type of blog you’ll want to visit often. It aims to support a growing network of imaginative people working in social innovation, creativity, education, emotional intelligence and community development. I’ve added it to my blog roll.