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  • Art of the Stamp - View 100 original drawings and artworks that were used to create postage stamps.
  • Art of Video Games - Meet Georgina Goodlander, an exhibition coordinator for the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Learn about this exhibit and how video games are an art form.
  • Art Zone - What is a collage machine? Or a 3-D twirler? This site from the National Gallery of Art has interactive art that you can make online.
  • New York - HomeworkNYC.org - This is a great resource for kids on many different subjects - from languages to science.
  • Researching Your Art - Do you have a question about American art and don't know how to find the answer? This shows you how to investigate and learn about art.
  • Sea-Saws - NGA Kids - Select photographs of natural and man-made objects, then assemble the pieces to create a seascape or an abstract composition. The BUILD tool helps you construct animated characters and set them in motion.
  • What is a Print? - A print is a work of art made up of ink and paper. It's created not by directly drawing on the paper, but through an indirect transfer process.

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