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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.



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.


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 for iPad

NGAkids for iPad
Learn more about NGAkids Art Zone for iPad, which is available for download on the App Store. This app contains nine new interactive activities and an array of art-making tools that will inspire artists of all ages. The same interactive programs, customized for Macintosh and Windows-based computers, are available on our new NGAkids App CD

NGAkids on CD

Our most recent compilation CD, NGAkids Art Zone 1.0: The Early Years, offers an array of easy-to-use activities suitable for children in grades K-6. Read more about the nine interactive discs currently available.

Visit Learning Resources to register and request NGAkids CDs.


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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