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Artastic! Issue Date: 03-05-2006

Cool Spots imageLet your creative side shine with Artopia at www.knowitall.org/artopia where you can create your own portfolio and delve into the world of visual and performance art. Put on your dancing shoes in Dance and scoot to the studio to discover the language of dance. All the world's a stage in Theater where you become the critic when you view a performance and write a theater review. In Painting, brush up on your technique in the studio. Mold clay into a masterpiece in Sculpture with a few lessons in modeling, casting and carving. This site will satisfy your palette.

Visit: www.knowitall.org/artopia
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Art of America Issue Date: 11-20-2005

Cool Spots imageShare in the exceptional beauty of native art with First American Art: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection of American Indian Art at www.nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/first_american_art/firstamericanart.html. First American Art is a collaboration of curators, scholars, artists and the collectors, Charles and Valerie Diker. This site showcases the beautiful objects in the Dikers' collection, such as pottery, sculpture, leatherwork and much more in the categories Integrity, Emotion, Movement, Idea, Composition, Intimacy and Vocabulary. Cultural heritage runs deep in this native art Web site.

Visit: www.nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/first_american_art/firstamericanart.html
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Odds and Ends Issue Date: 12-12-2004

Cool Spots imageThe options are endless when it comes to the items you can collect. Collections represent something unique about you. Smithsonian Education at http://smithsonianeducation.org/
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offers great tips to help you start or maintain your own collection. The site also includes a sneak peek into the museum's collection of rocks, minerals, stamps and coins. Smithsonian geologist Mike Wise will help you explore what being a geologist is all about. Also, check out Reel People for videos showcasing some of the objects people collect.

Visit: http://smithsonianeducation.org/students/idealabs/amazing_collections.html
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Mexican Modernism Issue Date: 10-03-2004

Cool Spots imageA conservator sees through layers of paint to view artists' secret painting techniques. Peer beneath the paint of four masterpieces at The Conservator's Studio at www.seattleartmuseum. org/exhibit/interactives/mexican Modernism/enter.asp. You'll learn the terms, tools and tricks of the conservator's trade, such as using infrared light to reveal hidden layers in an artwork. You can explore four paintings by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to see how the works look through the eyes of the typical museum visitor. Then view them with the X-ray vision of a conservator.

Visit: www.seattleartmuseum.org/exhibit/interactives/mexicanModernism/enter.asp
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Keith Haring for Kids Issue Date: 09-05-2004

Cool Spots imageJump right into the world of underground artist Keith Haring at www.haringkids.com. You'll find yourself surrounded by flying saucers, radiating babies, dancing hearts and other colorful characters. Haring's childlike pictures really burst with energy. Get puzzled by some of his most famous images with fun games such as tic-tac-toe. Then watch wiggly-armed men change into hearts, angels and monkeys in Morphs. If the craziness is too much for you, you can take a break from Haring's art attack and read about his cartoon-influenced life in the Bio.

Visit: www.haringkids.com
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