Art Resources

Where to find contemporary art on the web:  can Zoom in to see the texture on this site, good search feature Create sets of images related by theme. This is a vast resource for arts, history and culture… – for a list museums from around the world



o   Khan Academy Smart History 

o   Khan Academy & Google Art Project

o   Google Art Project Lessons

o   The Art Story: Good site on art movements

o   The Metropolitan Museum Timeline of Art: -Comprehensive art history site

Art History Worlds:

o Interactive Arts Website,

  • Artsy is a new way to discover art you’ll love, featuring work from leading galleries, museums and private collections around the world. Browse by subject matter, art movement, medium & region. Excellent resource!
  • Drawn A collaborative weblog for illustrators, artists, cartoonists, and anyone who likes to draw.
  • Pikaland (illustration) A blog about art & illustration.
  • Grain Edit Grain edit is focused on classic design work from the 1950s-1970s and contemporary designers that draw inspiration from that time period.
  • Koikoikoi Dedicated to featuring the world’s most amazing art, graphic design, advertising,photography, web, tattoo art and videos.
  • Booooooom (A little bit of everythig here)
  • This is Colossal A blog that explores the intersection of art, design, and physical craft.
  • Print & Pattern A website that celebrates the world of surface pattern design.
  • Nowness NOWNESS is the digital leader in luxury storytelling. Each day, NOWNESS showcases an exclusive premiere of the most inspiring stories influencing contemporary culture and global lifestyle, previewing the latest in fashion, gastronomy, art, film, music, design, travel and sport. Also has short videos of artists working.
  • Flavorwire Check out the Art category page for info on current events and current works of art.
  • Blue Canvas An international, multi-genre, online community of artists and art lovers. Bluecanvas magazine is a quarterly publication that features artists from its online community. We hope everyone will be able to find inspiration that reaches across genres, and hope that Bluecanvas can provide the right tools for our users to inspire everyone, artists and non-artists alike.
  • Explore A discovery engine for meaningful knowledge, fueled by cross-disciplinary curiosity.
  • Sparked Culture, design, illustration etc
  • It’s Nice That It’s Nice That exists to champion creativity across a whole host of disciplines. We publish exciting, original and engaging work from both established names and talented newcomers.
  • Designboom (Art category) Designboom presents the most surprising artists to watch
  • Teach Art exists to help teachers stay in touch with emerging trends in contemporary art, and bring new curriculum strategies into the classroom.
  • Art Orbit
  • Frankie An Australian magazine that showcases art, film, books etc.
  • The Creators Project A global network dedicated to the celebration of creativity, culture and technology.
  • It’s Nice That Championing creativity across the art & design world.
  • Unurth A site devoted to street art.


  • Art:21 PBS series that demonstrate the breadth of artistic practice in the United States today. Each one-hour program is loosely organized around a theme helps audiences analyze, compare and juxtapose the artists profiled. Each episode revolves around a theme such as, compassion, time & transformation.
  • Off Book From PBS Arts: Off Book is a web-based series that explores cutting edge art and the people that make it. The 13 episode series focuses on the process, motivation and meaning of a new generation of artists.
  • Time and Space: Artist Series (Grafitti, Street Art and Illustration) There’s a time and place for everything. The Vans Off The Wall TV crew makes sure they’re always there to cover the finer details of the creative genius at work. Get an inside look at Vans supported artists doing what they do best. When the creative juices are flowing, all an artist needs is “Time and Space.” NOTE:some videos contain expletives
  • On Creativity On Creativity is a series of short, informal interviews with a diverse range of designers, artists, musicians, animators, educators, etc. It explores a single topic: Creativity. The differing points of view of each person in their own words, will inspire, confuse, provoke and delight. Join the conversation.

Drawing Tutorials


FFFFound (, Pinterst ( & ( are great social bookmarking sites for photos. Think Diigo or Delicious, but for photos.


Careers in Art Webquest

Clay Links:

Ceramics Art Database:

Northern Clay Center, “Ceramic Monsters”

Artist Doug Jeck makes a head from clay


Portraits in Art

Paper Sizes:

Metric Name








Metric Size

148 x 210 mm

210 x 297 mm

297 x 420 mm

329 x 483 mm

420 x 594 mm

594 x 841 mm

841 x 1189 mm

U.S. Equivalent

5.8 x 8.3 inches

8.3 x 11.7 inches

11.7 x 16.5 inches

13 x 19 inches

16.5 x 23.4 inches

23.4 x 33.1 inches

33.1 x 46.8 inches


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