Artsology offers over 100 art games and investigations based on major figures in the arts (art, music, literature and dance). From the site: ”Have fun and get a dose of the arts at the same time!”
The games are relatively simple and easy to play, but the students do get a great “dose of the arts” while playing them. Great games to play when students have a few minutes just before the bell rings.
I think these games will reinforce recognition of works of art and artists and help familiarize students with new artists. Many of the games also have added information (history etc.) about the subject of the game. There are many types of games and investigations throughout the site. Some of the artists include Kadinsky, Picasso, Vermeer, and Dali.
The investigations are very interesting and offer insight and understanding of the subject.
Some of the investigation titles are:
- El Greco paints a scene of chaos, but has these four guys calmly hanging out in the midst of it all … who are they???
- Join Artsology for a tour of graffiti in NYC’s Chelsea gallery district.
- Miles Smiles … we’re talking Miles Davis here, did he really smile?
- Episode 1 of the new cartoon series called Potablo Potasso!
There is also a ”Jr. Artsologist” section of Artsology and it is “geared towards young children up to pre-teen. The Jr. Artsologist features both games and arts investigations that can be enjoyed by younger kids, including such things as puzzles, printable coloring pages and maze pages (based on famous works of art), simple games, and more.”
Two more things…take a look at their gallery. Works of art have been uploaded from all over the world by people of all ages. This was really nice to look through and I think students would like it too. Secondly check out the Artsology video library too. It is small but features nice “arts” related videos.
I am really happy I discovered this site and plan to add it to my Interactive Art and Art Games for Kids LiveBinder.