Interactive Art Games
The following are interactive websites for you to explore. Play games, solve mysteries, learn about artists and artwork, and most important, have FUN.

Parents and students, please help me out by providing feedback on the websites you explored. If you would be as kind as to rate the website on a scale of 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest, I will update this page to include those ratings. Please use first names only on any website.

Thank you and enjoy,
Mr. Fink


http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/online/midnight/default_flash.html
(Smithsonian American Art Museum) - This site presents a perplexing scenario. An artwork, the dreaded Root Monster, comes alive and wreaks havoc in the galleries overnight. Visitors choose a friend, a character that has been separated from its artwork, to help aright the mixed-up museum and find its way back home.

http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/smartkids/index.html
From the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago; for students ages 7-12 to discover ways to look at, think about, and respond creatively to art.

http://architectstudio3d.org/AS3d/index.html
On this Web site, you can design a house, walk through it in 3D, and then share it with the world. You can also learn more about architecture, past and present, and explore Frank Lloyd Wright's life and work. From the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.

http://artpad.art.com/artpad/painter
A great online painting program that allows you to select a brush and color, and paint away. You can view the paintings of other visitors as well as e-mail your painting to others.

http://bomomo.com
Create pictures using patterns that you create with buttons, pointing and clicking.

http://latino.si.edu/KidsCorner
This site highlights Latino exhibitions and collections from across the Smithsonian; there are three major galleries: 1) a Kids Gallery with an activity that shows the importance of portraiture in cultural and artistic expression; 2) the Son Clave Lounge featuring Latino music from the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage video collection; 3) Meso Time, a unique space allowing the user to take a virtual visit through Mexico’s pre-Columbian past.

http://pbfb.ca/pac-mondrian/
Play Pac Man in the setting of Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie painting. The game play is like in the classic game Pac Man.

http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/smartkids/index.html
An interactive game from the Museum of Modern Art that takes kids on a virtual tour and allows them to explore and interact with different artists and artworks.

http://www.artsconnected.org/toolkit/explore.cfm
An interactive website that helps kids learn visual elements and principals by watching an animated demonstration, finding examples of the concept in works of art from museums, and creating their own composition.

http://www.eduweb.com/insideart/index.html
A game which explores a painting from the inside out. You 'escape' from the painting after answering ' Who? / What? / Where? / How? ' questions

http://www.eduweb.com/pintura
Become a detective and identify the artist of a mystery painting. Teaches the concepts of composition, style and subject needed to solve the puzzle.

http://www.getty.edu/gettygames
It takes a sharp eye and a quick hand to win these games featuring masterpieces of art. From the Getty Museum.

http://www.haringkids.com
Artist Keith Haring was devoted to kids. At this site, he shares his vision of art with them and inspires them to discover their own creative side. Activities include games, puzzles, pictures to color, stories and more.

http://www.kidzdom.com/tutorials
This site is a site worth visiting if you are interested in learning about the basics of cartoon animation. Created by a teenager, there are simple tutorials that help you understand the concepts of frame by frame animation.

http://www.picassohead.com
Online design and drawing game, where kids create Picasso inspired portraits. Includes gallery.

http://www.albrightknox.org/artgames/index_launched.html
Artgames is an interactive website designed to engage children in playful, interactive learning about works of art in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York.

http://redstudio.moma.org/interactives/remix/index_f.html
Online collage-making game from Museum of Modern Art Red Studio.

http://www.albrightknox.org/artgames/html/gamesgallery.html
Play various games online. Produced by Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

http://www.artbma.org/flash/F_conekids.swf
A learning module for older kids that explores beautiful Matisse paintings while the child collects elements of each to make his own Matisse.

http://www.artic.edu/aic/education/CC
Several online art games by the Art Institute of Chicago. See the mask maker, cornell boxes, create portraits, and match shapes, textures, and sounds.

http://www.artsology.com/games.php
Artsology's unique games involve major figures in the arts, such as art, music, literature and dance. Have fun and get a dose of the arts at the same time!

http://www.colorwithleo.com
Explore the world of art through interactive games, hands-on activities, and lessons with a young Leonardo Da Vinci.

http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/zone.htm
National Gallery of Kids Art Zone offers an array of interactive online art activities that are fun for children of all ages. Great website with TONS of interactive activities.

http://www.renaissanceconnection.org/main.cfm
Be a Patron of the Arts (Allentown Art Museum). This role playing game explores the ways that Renaissance patrons, rather than artists, were considered the creators of art. As they commission artworks in three scenarios, players discover both the social and aesthetic aspects of art-making during the Renaissance.