Art FACES – a new educational game for children

logoThe Italian start-up agency Art Stories is one of the Europeana Labs Challenge February 2016 winner, an innitiative which try to increase innovative re-use of the digital cultural heritage material available on Europeana website.

Their winning product is called Art FACES, a fun, educational game allowing kids to learn about art.

When playing Art FACES children discover five paintings from Europeana Collections. Each painting sets them a simple challenge, and introduces children to a different aspect of visual learning.

They learn to observe details and explore design in general, to read shape and volume and understand how a shape can be reinterpreted, as well as to pay attention to colours and composition, the meaning in each compositional element and the story behind the painting.

At the end of the 5 games the children get their Diploma as Art Explorer and are encouraged to visit museums in the real world.

Art Faces

The Art FACES app is free and available for both iPhone and Android.

Other products using Europeana’s content which allow to discover more art through fun and playful activities are:

CREATE – a webapp letting you to create new versions of #Europeana280 artworks with your own photos.

Europeana Colouring book – get your crayons ready for colouring unique images from Europeana Collections.


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