Interactive Art-Related Websites for Children

The following websites offer fun, interactive art-inspired web applications with content suitable for elementary school-aged children. Most of these sites require the use of a PC or MAC computer with the Adobe Flash Player or Adobe Shockwave player add-ons (not a mobile device).


There are 2 art related iPad apps available from the Apple iTunes library.


Please note that in visiting these links, you are leaving the Los Altos Art Docents website. These sites are on external servers, and are not under the control of the Los Altos School District. The Los Altos Art Docents can assume no responsibility for the accuracy or content of these external sites.

For PC or MAC

Baltimore Museum of Art Matisse for Kids Online Activity
Meet Raoudi, artist Henri Matisse’s perky schnauzer, in Matisse for Kids, a delightful online exploration of the work of the artist. Along the way, you’ll earn props, patterns and colors to use in creating your own Matisse-inspired artwork. Requires flash.


Draw a Stickman
Draw a stickman and then guide him through a fantastic world where you have complete creative freedom.


Getty Museum Games
Play free online games with Getty art! Test your memory, play detective, or solve a puzzle. Requires flash.


Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas
Use this Flash animation tool to create your own Pollock-like splatter design. Mouse clicks change the color.


MoMA’s Destination Modern Art
Travel to MoMA with an alien! Kids ages 5-8 can explore painting, sculptures and installations online. Requires flash.


National Gallery of Arts – The Art Zone
NGAKids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. Featuring a variety of art-making tools that encourage exploration and creativity, these computer-based activities are suitable for all ages. Requires shockwave player.


Picasso Head
An in-browser digital tool created by PR firm Ruder Finn that allows users to create their own masterpieces using famous features drawn by Picasso. Requires flash.


For iPad

National Gallery of Art’s NGA Kids Art Zone
8 interactive activities are available for iPad. Recommended ages 9-11.


MoMA Art Lab
Get creative and use this app to create a mobile, a shape poem, a group drawing and more, then save and share your artwork. Intended for ages 7 and up.


Notes

Most browser suppliers recommend you verify that you have the latest version of the browser as well as Adobe Flash Player. If you do not, download it here.


If the website uses the Adobe Shockwave Player, you should verify and or update the Adobe Shockwave Player. Users of a 64-bit browser on 64-bit Windows OS will have to run Shockwave apps on a 32-bit browser.