Mr. Picassohead allows you to create art in the style of Pable Picasso using a simple drag-and-drop interface to add eyes, nose, mouth, etc. There are also options to customize the size and color of each items. I used this website with my English I students during a unit on the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. The protagonist of the story enjoys her art class, and the author makes references to many well-known painters; this was a great way to incorporate a little art history into my English lesson. Of course, this would also work well for a unit on symbolism (create a picture that symbolizes a particular emotion) or just for creating interesting art to showcase on a website.
This Jackson Pollack website allows the user to digitally throw paint at the canvas, but without the mess! Each time you click your mouse, it changes the color; otherwise, have fun running your mouse across the screen to create random paint splotches. This is so much fun with a Smartboard!
Note: The only downside is that I haven't figured out a way to save the finished product, unless I use a screen capture (Ctrl+Print Screen) and then paste and crop it in another program. (This could also be done with Awesome Screenshot as long as I'm using Google Chrome.)
Mondrimat allows you to create abstract art in the style of Piet Mondrian. Click on the screen to create various blocks. Then click on the segmented block to choose between colors: red, white, black, yellow, or blue.
Dr. Jessica Pilgreen, Ed.D.