NGAkids STILL LIFE INTERACTIVE

NGAkids Still Life interactive

NGAkids STILL LIFE  helps you create interactive compositions that mirror the paintings of the old masters. This Art Zone activity is suitable for all ages. Young children can explore spatial arrangement, perspective, proportion, and balance while creating engaging, interactive still life compositions that mix everyday objects with elements borrowed from famous works of art. More advanced artists will enjoy creating complex arrangements, and then switchng to the painting mode to add and manipulate textured 'brushstrokes" that give their art a more abstract, painterly quality.

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PLAY ONLINE

NGAkids interactives require Adobe's Shockwave Player and an up-to-date Windows or Mac OS web browser. Mac users: if you have plug-in problems, please download the desktop application below.

DOWNLOAD TO YOUR MACINTOSH

The online program should work well with Safari and the latest Shockwave player, but if you have plug-in problems, download the desktop application for Mac OS X.

NGAkids on CD

Visit Learning Resources to register and request NGAkids CDs. Currently there are eight interactive discs available. A second Art Zone disc with eight more interactives will be published later this year.

RELATED RESOURCES

Here's a printable PDF checklist of the works of art included in this interactive. You can use it as a guide if you'd like to learn more about the artists.

Teachers and older students may enjoy reading a chapter on STILL LIFE PAINTING from our teaching packet on 17th-century Dutch art. (PDF, 561k) 


Still life Chapter

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