Compose a Still Life Painting, K-12
The National Gallery of Art features an Art Zone with interactive activities and projects that students can do online. NGAKids Still Life is a new project on Art Zone. This Web-based activity lets students compose their own still life paintings using images of fruits, flowers, other objects, and artistic elements. Young students can learn simple spatial and math concepts, and older students can experiment with perspective, size, and spatial arrangements and then add textured brushstrokes. Also included is a slideshow of 38 still life paintings. While viewing this slideshow, students identify common artistic elements and try to guess the artists who created the paintings.