This toolkit is filled with so many ways to access the artist in you. With each of the six fundamentals of art, line, color, space, shape, balance, and rhythm, you can watch an animated explanation of the fundamental, find examples of that fundamental in works of art, and create your own work. Each of the fundamental concepts is broken down into smaller, related concepts, so, just by examining the demonstrations, you’ll get a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of art. You can then put that knowledge to work by recognizing the concepts in works of art that are in museums, and finally, apply those concepts to your own creation. Clicking on the Encyclopedia gives you even more examples. This is a great site to use for all levels of students.http://artsconnected.org/toolkit/index.html
Presented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this wonderfully interactive site offers a glossary of art terms, illustrated by objects in the museum. There is also a “detail detective” game where students can use their powers of observation to find small details in paintings from the museum. Perhaps the most instructive part of the site is the section on art basics which discusses and illustrates basics of art such as line, shape, color, and texture. With all these options your students will enjoy learning about many art concepts.