These are some websites recommended by Melissa Duffy, Perimeter Schools art teacher. As with any resources on the internet, parental caution is urged to fully review these resources prior to allowing your children to explore them unattended. There may be some images that are not appropriate for all ages.
Melissa Duffy's Favorites
This site is put together by our own National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. It has many interactive options and it one of the most fun sites I have discovered.
I like this site for its clear, step-by-step instructions. Check the site often - new self-paced courses are added frequently.
This site has a good search engine to use when researching any artist. Includes images and biographical information.
Excerpt ... we found that arts programs teach a specific set of thinking skills rarely addressed elsewhere in the curriculum - and that far from being irrelevant in a test-driven education system, arts education is becoming even more important as standardized tests like the MCAS exert a narrowing influence over what schools teach.
The implications are broad, not just for schools but for society. As schools cut time for the arts, they may be losing their ability to produce not just the artistic creators of the future, but innovative leaders who improve the world they inherit. And by continuing to focus on the arts' dubious links to improved test scores, arts advocates are losing their most powerful weapon: a real grasp of what arts bring to education.