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NGAkids FACES & PLACES INTERACTIVE

Faces and Places - American folk portraits and landscapes

FACES & PLACES encourages children of all ages create portraits and landscape paintings in the style of American naive artists. By combining visual elements borrowed from more than 100 works in the National Gallery's permanent collection, this two-part interactive activity offers an overview of American folk art of the 18th and 19th centuries. The original paintings illustrated in these online presentations were a gift to the nation from Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch.   

FACES encourages children to create and personalize portraits by changing the facial characteristics of various sitters. Easy-to-use interactive tools allow users to modify the expressions and hairstyles of the subjects or to add decorative elements to a stylized domestic interior.

PLACES is a panoramic landscape activity that introduces children to the fundamentals of landscape and genre painting while offering a glimpse of life in rural America from the late 18th through the mid-19th century. Traditional folk music and surprising animations enliven the scene, as children experiment with perspective, composition, color, and scale.

The online version of FACES & PLACES is no longer available. Please use the links at the right to download the program to your computer or order the free Art Zone CD.

 

DOWNLOAD TO YOUR COMPUTER

The online version of this program is no longer available.

Mac users, please download the Art Zone for OS X.

PC users, download the Art Zone for Windows.

 

NGAkids for iPad

NGAkids for iPad
Learn more about NGAkids Art Zone for iPad, which is available for download on the App Store. This iOS 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, or you can use  the links above to download a desktop version for Mac or PC. 

NGAkids on CD

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Visit Learning Resources to register and request NGAkids CDs.

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