Welcome to Artsology - arts games for kids of all ages and so much more!

Artsology provides free online arts games for teens, as well as investigations into interesting topics in the arts and art history. Our goal is to make the arts fun, and to provide a springboard into a further exploration of the arts. Make sure to check out our blog as well, where we share creative ideas and events that capture our attention, and hopefully spark your creativity as well! Looking for some arts education resources you can use offline? Check out our Printables section to find arts worksheets and fun activities that will engage kids in the arts.

The Abstract Expressionist Battleground Game

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New Releases at Artsology:

Pablo Picasso vs. Henri Matisse for best artist

Picasso vs. Matisse Game

Matisse and Picasso didn't like each other's paintings at first, but they understood that they both challenged and inspired each other. Their relationship could be thought of as a rivalry, a dialogue, or a chess game ... Matisse himself once compared it to a boxing match. Artsology has decided to reinterpret it as a master battle on a tic-tac-toe board!

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MC Escher Relativity and a 3-D interactive version

M.C. Escher's "Relativity" and a tribute in 3-D

A look at the original "Relativity" by M.C. Escher, along with screen shots (and links to) a 3-D interactive panorama tribute to Escher's masterpiece by CGI artist Nico Roig.

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online drawing tool with this Picasso Face Color Generator

Picasso Color Generator

An interactive online drawing tool, allowing you to move the Picasso face around the screen, creating a trail of color behind you ... play with it and come up with different designs, and when you're ready to start over, just click the green flag to start with a clear screen. (best played on a desktop computer with a browser that supports Flash)

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Find 6 things wrong with Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World

What's Wrong with Andrew Wyeth's painting Christina's World?

We made a few changes to Andrew Wyeth's 1948 painting titled "Christina's World," and want to see if you can determine what six things are wrong with this masterpiece? Click here or on the image to play the game.

Analyze several different portraits of William Shakespeare

Comparing Shakespeare Portraits

We look at 8 different portraits of William Shakespeare. Part of the mystery to all of these portraits is that there is no solid evidence that Shakespeare ever commissioned a portrait of himself, and even more mysteriously, there is no written description of his physical appearance. How can that be? After Shakespeare's death, as his reputation grew, artists started creating portraits and various narrative paintings depicting him. Most of these were believed to have been based on earlier images, but some of them were purely the imagination of the artist.

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An introduction to Rumba music and performer Chano Pozo

Rumba Music and Chano Pozo

"Rumba" is the name given to a musical "genre" (a particular category and type of music) of Afro-Cuban music. This term, Afro-Cuban, also needs some explanation here - it's the name applied to musical traditions of Africans brought to Cuba as slaves, which happened as early as the 1500's but was at its peak in the 1830's. Rumba is a music of Cuban origin, but the style, using voice, percussion and dance, is an African tradition. We give an introduction to rumba star Chano Pozo with a couple videos to give you some examples of the music.

Click here to see more and hear some rumba music!

Play the Alexander Calder Optical Challenge Game

Alexander Calder Optical Challenge

We've got a pair of visual games featuring wire sculptures by Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976), an American artist who developed an innovative method of sculpting, bending, and twisting wire to create these three-dimensional works which he considered "drawings in space."

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An analysis of Van Gogh drawings to determine whether real or fake

Van Gogh Drawings: Real or Fake?

A sketchbook is found containing 65 drawings believed to be by Van Gogh, but as we look at one of the main drawings, we have some questions. Analyze this Van Gogh drawing with us as we try to determine its authenticity.

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Sand Painting Game Version 2

Sand Painting Game Version 2

Play version 2 of our popular Sand Painting Game ... this one features animated zombies and additional elements, including lasers!

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Walker Evans subway photographs

Walker Evans and candid camera photography

A brief introduction to the subway photographs that Walker Evans took between 1938-1941, along with our own "candid camera" experiment with no-look photograph on the roof deck of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Important Women Artists Crossword Puzzle

Important Women Artists Crossword Puzzle

The clues include first names and examples of art by some of the most-important women artists in art history.

Click here to get this printable crossword puzzle!