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Art Glossary
Extensive glossary of artistic terms. Includes definitions of art periods/schools, genres, tools, techniques used in painting, drawing, and sculpture, and more. Provided by AskArt.com. See also their Art Styles page for information on abstract art, art deco, art nouveau, expressionism, surrealism, and other styles used by artists.
Art Techniques
How Stuff Works gives you a list of materials you will need for each project along with step by step instructions for many techniques, such as foil printing, pointillism, crayon and paint, tracing, splatter and many more.
Learn how art tells stories, play games, and learn. From The National Gallery of Canada's Cybermuse pages.
An online gallery of art created by children all around the world. Search or browse. Parents and teachers can join for free and access more features.
Factmonster: About Art, Artists, and Art Movements
How Art Works
From How Stuff Works.
How to Draw
From How Stuff Works.
Museum of Modern Art: Destination Modern Art
Play a game and learn about modern art and artists.

Art Databases
These databases are available to members of Thrall.
Arts and Humanities Through the Eras
"Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period, each volume in this set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture."
CAMIO - Catalog of Art Museum Images Online
The CAMIO collection is said to span the years 3000 BC to the present and contain over 90,000 works of art, including architecture, costumes, drawings, decorations, jewelry, paintings, photographs, sculptures, and more. Some works include audio and/or video media.
DK Eyewitness Companion: Art
"This title covers all of the key movements in Western art history, from Classicism to conceptual art and profiles more than 780 of the world's greatest artists."
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life
Select a volume, then a country, and then scroll down to each country's "Folk Art, Crafts and Hobbies" section for details.

Art Galleries & Museums
Metropolitan Museum of Art
National Gallery of Art for Kids
Learn about art, games, and online activities. From the U.S. National Gallery of Art.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Smithsonian Institution Museums

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