There are tons of resources available in the visual arts category. I’ve listed a variety of art resources for different classroom levels offering art history, coloring pages, architecture lesson plans and creative projects. These resources are proof visual arts can help engage students in all aspects of learning.
A. Pintura: Art Detective
Use critical thinking to solve a crime -- using art, of course. This is a great way to create other lessons as well.
British site with newsletter, holiday art, printables, crafts and a whole lot more – it’s diverse, with the emphasis on younger folk.
An interactive site that offers a basic understanding of building and materials
Art and Music for K-2
Highly interactive site – it’s a good attention holder for primary students.
Art and Music for 3-6
For upper elementary students
Art History Resources on the Web
This large link site includes a nice index with museums, ancient art, modern art and more. It takes a while, but it’s worth it to find unusual resources.
This site offers a wide-variety of art activities.
Art Teacher on the Net
This site is for art teachers; it includes ask the teacher, exchanges, art lessons and more.
ArtLex Art Dictionary
You'll find definitions for more than 3,600 terms used in discussing art / visual culture, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, great quotations and cross-references. An art dictionary for older students.
The Arts for grades 7-12
Art resources and projects for middle and high school students
A listing of national standards for the arts from the Kennedy Center
ARTSEDGE: Lesson Plans
Lessons from the Kennedy Center
Category: The Arts @ WatchKnow
Nearly 1000 art videos
The queen of creativity, Crayola, created this site which features a lot of nice color pages among other things -- for primary level.
Deep Space Sparkle
Patty Palmer, founder of Deep Space Sparkle Art lessons for Kids, began this blog in 2009 with the hopes of providing art lesson ideas for school teachers, home-school parents and fellow art teachers.
Educational Creative Arts
Free elementary creative arts and crafts
Inside Art: An Art History Game
This site offers older students a creative puzzle to solve. It’s an adventure in art history.
Make Beliefs Comix
This interactive cartoon-making site is excellent for students if given direction for the theme of the comic.
Recycled Art -- an interesting site that lists materials and what you can make from them.