Written by Linda Weems
Art is all too often viewed as secondary or unimportant compared to subjects such as math or science. But to trivialize the importance of art is to trivialize the importance of the human experience. Art teaches us about creativity and focus, and it can help to shape or even completely change how we view the world around us. The truly great artists throughout history all started somewhere, and it’s never too late to pick up a brush or enroll in an online school and try it for yourself. With advances in technology, art education has never been more accessible.
Learn about color, composition, and style as well as the works of famous classic artists like Van Gogh and Picasso in this fun mystery game.
Find out how music and art can come together in a video featuring Mo Willems and Yo-Yo Ma, then follow along with Willems as he teaches about art and gives viewers a glimpse of how he creates his best-selling children’s books.
Follow this guide to learn about creating a landscape drawing, then explore the rest of the site for more art tutorials.
Listen to the Met’s audio tours from anywhere to learn about the exhibits currently on display.
This article from the Museum of Modern Art provides plenty of activities that families can try out together so that everyone involved can become a better artist.
Looking to get some more culture in your life but stuck inside the house? The Cranbrook Art Museum offers a free virtual tour of all of their exhibits right from the comfort of your own home.
Containing more than 25,000 works of art, the Dallas Museum of Art allows everyone to browse their entire collection online.
The Whitney Museum of American Art offers a series of online events such as screenings of video art, art history online talks, free weekly online art classes, and more.
The Artists Helping Children site has plenty of arts and crafts ideas for kids of all ages.
Sarah Urist Green has put together a few activities that are great for beginning artists of any age. From sculpting a shadow portrait to constructing a landscape, these ideas are a great way to broaden your artistic horizons.
Looking to try out some new artistic endeavors while also sprucing up your home? Then these DIY art projects for decorating might be just what you’re looking for.
The Asheville Art Museum provides numerous ways for people to engage with their exhibits online. Explore the collection, play “I Spy,” or download coloring sheets for kids and adults.
Try becoming the next Andy Warhol with this art exercise, then explore the rest of the Tate’s site for more activities.
Maybe you’re ready to take your love of the arts to the next level and become a professional graphic designer. This page will help break down just what a graphic design job entails and how you can reach that goal.
Khan Academy provides a full course on art history and appreciation, starting with this lesson on why art is important at all.
The Montclair Art Museum has numerous virtual experiences for you to engage with, including video tours.
Not every artist worth appreciating died centuries ago. The Art Story is a site dedicated to modern art, including street artists like Banksy.
You’d be surprised how many different things you can make without going to the craft store for supplies. Try making your own paint out of coffee or spices, building sculptures out of things you find around the house, or drawing what you see around you.
The Canton Museum of Art offers a look at all of their exhibitions and collections for free with their virtual gallery tour.
Print out this book of coloring pages for a meditative art exercise you can do anywhere.
Use colored paper and cardstock to create tropical blooms perfect for a table centerpiece.
Arguably the most famous museum in the world, the iconic Louvre in Paris has virtual tours on their website. It may not be as great as experiencing the Mona Lisa in person, but it may just be the next-best thing.Close