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Free Clipart for Teachers and Students, Images for School

Updated on August 23, 2017
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Heidi Reina, M.S., Ed, is an educational technology integrator and former teacher, reviewing free educational websites and apps.

School-Related and Educational Clip Art

Here are 22 eye-catching free websites with clip art and images for back-to-school projects, many designed specifically for students and teachers. Need images for you lesson, presentation, or student research project? These sites all together contain thousands of images for papers, projects and teacher and student websites.

Finding kid-friendly clipart for math, science, reading, writing, geography and sports can be a chore. The websites below all offer their images free of charge to teachers, students, and school organizations such as PTOs and PTAs. Not just royalty free - but absolutely free.

Image by author created on Picnik using public domain clipart courtesy of Open Clip Art Library.

ACE School Clipart - Clipart Resources great for history, music, elementary school, math, & art

ACE School Clipart
ACE School Clipart

ACE School Clipart has wonderfully colorful clipart and photos with themes that include school, patriotic, American history, animals, holidays and kids. Lots of bookbags and backpacks.

Philip Martin Free Clipart - Clip art for sports, math, science, history, geography, art, certificates and more

Phillip Martin Free Clipart
Phillip Martin Free Clipart

I can't praise Philip Martin's work enough! His imaginative quirky style appeals to elementary students and teens. Free Clipart by Philip Martin is useful for school projects in art, math, science, social studies, animals, the Bible, certificates, holidays, technology, sports, and religion.

School Clip Art - Clipart for teachers and students includes holidays, animals and scenery

School Clip Art
School Clip Art

School Clip Art has images in dozens of easy-to-navigate categories.

Classroom Clipart - Large collection of Images and photographs for teachers and students

Classroom Clipart
Classroom Clipart

Classroom Clipart has 58,000 images. The main categories contain photographs in all subject areas. Look in the "Clipart" category for colorful artistic clipart, including animations.

Discovery Education Clip Art Gallery

Clipart for teachers and students in math, science, social studies, arts, and sports

One of the most popular educational clipart collections is Discovery Education's Clip Art Gallery. They have 500 images in the usual subjects, as well as food, health and safety, seasons, and holidays.

Clipart for Free - Teaching clipart, kids clipart, with new images added frequently

Clipart for Free
Clipart for Free

Lots of wonderful images can be found in the Clipart for Free blog. New images are posted several times a year. This collection includes some fun categories such as Scary, Superhero and Family.

PTO Today Clip Art Gallery - Great clipart for PTO, PTA or any parent school group

PTO Clip Art Gallery
PTO Clip Art Gallery

If you send out newsletters and flyers for a school's parent association, then PTO Today Clip Art Gallery has a collection of images designed for you. It's loaded with clipart for events organized by PTOs and PTAs such as fundraisers, calls for volunteers, and after-school events.

Wikimedia Commons Open Clipart

Wikimedia Commons Open Clipart
Wikimedia Commons Open Clipart

An often overlooked large collection of free and well-designed images is located on Wikimedia Commons Open Clipart. Unlike most of the other sites, Wikimedia's collection is searchable. In addition they have a huge collection of photographs and other images that are excellent for school projects on Wikimedia Pictures and Images.

PLEASE NOTE that while these clipart collections are free, most of the owners want to be credited. They require that if you use their images in electronic media, you give them credit and link back to their website. Look at the licensing or usage rights links on each site to learn more.

Rules for Using Clipart
Rules for Using Clipart

Rules for Using Clipart for Educational Projects

Here is a sample policy:

The clip art images you find at are provided FREE for educational use. Teachers can use them for worksheets, Lesson Plans, Quizzes, Web sites, and other classroom needs. Students can use them for their homework assignments and Web sites too.

When using clip art please provide a link back to giving credit for the clip art used. If you have questions please contact us."

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      anonymous 4 years ago


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      AlexBPearl 4 years ago

      Great stuff!

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      OUTFOXprevention1 4 years ago

      We're going to use for some of our school interactions! Thanks!

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      chat2vishakha 4 years ago

      Very interesting post.Thanks for sharing this post.

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      joseph-sottile-16 4 years ago

      These images are interesting.

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      PatrickHayes76 4 years ago

      It comes in handy for certain projects. These sites are great! Thank you for putting them all in one place.

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      myspace9 4 years ago

      I never used clipart.

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      Birthday Wishes 4 years ago from Here

      Just a little bit... :-)

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      trinimatt 4 years ago

      Thanks, very good resource. Great lens

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      cwilson360 4 years ago

      None, thank you for this great information!

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      Wayne Rasku 4 years ago

      Excellent resource.. I particularly like the Philip Martin images. They are truly unique and high quality. Thanks so much for sharing these links.

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      tfsherman lm 4 years ago

      What great resources! Thanks so much. I really need these.

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      MarthaBuckly 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing! I already knew few, but many are new to me!

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      NoYouAreNot 4 years ago

      Very, very useful stuff to spice up our lesson plans! Thank you!

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      jemacb 4 years ago

      Thanks for the info. Learnt some new sources.

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      franstan lm 5 years ago

      Thank You. This is just what I was looking for

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      katrinakaifg 5 years ago

      your lens is it thanks for sharing

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      jayavi 5 years ago

      Nice lens. nicely arrange. Good Lens for teachers. Thanks for sharing.

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      BestForTheMoneyz 5 years ago

      great list of sites. Some of these I knew about already but quite a few are new to me.

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      Carpenter76 5 years ago

      Thanks for this information. I might need it one day!

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      rasnasah 5 years ago

      Great lens.Thanks a lot for sharing.

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      Fridayonmymind LM 5 years ago

      i use clipart and biggest issue is copyright, have to be so careful to acknowledge source correctly.

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      Teddi14 LM 5 years ago

      Awesome lens. I am a teacher and always looking for free clip art! Love this lens. I am adding a link to in on my lens (Freebies for Teachers): Freebies for Teachers. Will you link my lens to yours? Let me know.

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      ukprowriter 5 years ago

      Great lens. Thanks

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      opatoday 5 years ago

      Great Lens thanks for sharing

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      Hannah Writes 5 years ago

      As a teacher and Girl Scout leader, thank you for this lens. Blessed!

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      mortgage2 5 years ago

      Super clipart images, makes you lens so appealing to look over!

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      MVSquid 5 years ago

      These are really nice. Thanks for sharing.

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      floydelias 5 years ago

      Nice lens. I love to visit!

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      suepogson 5 years ago

      Really useful - thanks

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      ankitpaliwal 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing! I will collect them all.

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      toppers lm 5 years ago

      Thanks! This is just what I was looking for. Liked!

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      seosmm 5 years ago

      Nice clipart resource. Happy Holidays!

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      RoadMonkey 5 years ago

      Good resources, very useful for someone like me who cannot draw!

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      RosemaryLucas 5 years ago

      Great info, thank you.

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      crossroadsblogg 5 years ago

      Great share.

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      jvcronje 5 years ago

      Excellent and very useful lens! Everybody likes using images and clipart. One can always fall back on Wikimedia Commons, but there's a lot more available out there. Thanks for pointing that out and providing the links!

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      Heidi Reina 5 years ago from USA

      @nileshg: Be sure to check the licensing policy on the individual website. All of the sites above allow free use by students and teachers with attribution. A few are free to everyone, such as Wikimedia Commons and Open Clip Art library.

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      nileshg 5 years ago

      Great lens.

      I work in a leading website design company in Pune. Can I use above clips in a website for educational institute?

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      Russell Winkley 5 years ago from Adelaide

      thanks for the lense

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      LiliLove 5 years ago

      Wow! I love clip art. Thanks for sharing these!

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      golfgpswatch lm 5 years ago

      Thanks.,....I really enjoyed your lens

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      malualhati 5 years ago

      this lens is so helpful. clip art makes any presentation fun & interesting! thank you for sharing!

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      Donnette Davis 5 years ago from South Africa

      Returned to Bless x

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      emmber 5 years ago

      No experience so far, but with this nice list I'll give it a try!

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      longbitbeard 5 years ago

      This will come in handy.. thanks for posting this. Was searching for something similar.

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      latishaalford 5 years ago

      Thanks for the free image recommendations

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      MBCOnline 5 years ago

      What a great collection! Thank you so much for sharing!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Amazing collection of classroom clipart.

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      jessjohnson lm 5 years ago

      I love everything in here! Nice lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      TheTutor LM 5 years ago

      I absolutely love clipart. I can never have too much! Thanks.

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      myspace9 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens. Very informative.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Amazing lense m8. Keep up the good work...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice creativity and nice lens

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      JadaFuego 5 years ago

      I use lots of clipart in my projects....Good lens;)

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      johnsja 5 years ago

      Great resources. Thanks for sharing.

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      ababe-singh 5 years ago

      Very very helpful you public domain clip art are amazing great stuff I will use them at my own blog at Thank you for sharing

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      radhanathswamifan 5 years ago

      kids will be benefited

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      HomeDecorKnight 5 years ago

      Good lesson, helpful lens for clip art. thanks

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      air ambulance s 5 years ago

      These are very helpful. Thanks for sharing! Great lens!

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      I haven't used a lot of clipart in the past but I'm going to be needing to use more of it in the future.

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      Squidpress 5 years ago

      thans a lot for showing me and linking to the Free Clipart by Philip Martin, def gonna use some of that sweet art.

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      kinnorix 5 years ago

      cool post, thengkyou

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      kinnorix 5 years ago

      I was lookin for somting lik this, thenkyou!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I like this lens thanks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My wife is a teacher. This is a great resource. Thanks

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      oakstreet 5 years ago

      Many useful information for clipart in this len and I "like" it.

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      Mussarat J Moghal 5 years ago from Ontario Canada

      Great collection of free clip art.

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      ruraldweller 5 years ago

      This is an amazing find! Bookmarked. Thanks!

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      ajeftha1 5 years ago

      This is very helpful in my class

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      steph-naylor 5 years ago

      Thanks for posting this lens!

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      Onemargaret LM 5 years ago

      I love free clip art. Nice lens. Have a nice weekend!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have always had problems finding just the right clip art.This should help. Great lens. Very helpful. Thanks!

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      Kathleen Hiler 5 years ago from Mountain Home

      Love good cliprt!

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      donarcher 5 years ago

      I like clipart but I find that I can't really get any of the good stuff out there. Maybe you know where it is.

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      Lareene 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I really like this lens lots of good info thanks.

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      wcjohnston 6 years ago

      very Useful lens, thanks

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      threebeca 6 years ago

      @JoyfulReviewer: Yes.. me too. because if you search it manually, sometimes not match.

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      Kumar P S 6 years ago

      Useful and interesting lens.

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      JoyfulReviewer 6 years ago

      Thanks for compiling this helpful resource for clip art. I've bookmarked this for future reference. ~~Blessed~~

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      Fcuk Hub 6 years ago

      I have great experience using a clipart :) Great lens.

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      PennyHowe 6 years ago

      Great resource. I have used some of these places in the past, but good reminders and some new ideas. Thanks again and have a great day.

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      HaleySchaeffer LM 6 years ago

      This is such a helpful resource to provide. Thank you so much! :)

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      seopintar 6 years ago

      nice lens. I like your polling here.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      great!! Thanks for sharing!!

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      sondang213 6 years ago

      very useful links. thank you for sharing :-)

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin

      Great resource!

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      William Leverne Smith 6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Great resource... Thanks for sharing! ;-)

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      dahlia369 6 years ago

      Cute images, very useful - thank you!! :)

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      TTMall 6 years ago

      Great lens with excellent pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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      accfuller 6 years ago

      So cute! Nice collection here :)

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      wadsworth lm 6 years ago

      Awesome time savers, thanks so much.

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      Great clip art collection, as we become more and more visual learners with the help of technology



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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Returning to this excellent teaching resource with a little angel dust, beautifully presented!

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      GeniePark 6 years ago

      You made a great lens with a lot of very useful clipart. Great job.

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      sbilden78 6 years ago

      Thank you for your lens. Very informational and helpful.

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      sheezie77 6 years ago

      Very nice lens! Thank you for posting!

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      MyTimeAlone 6 years ago

      Thank you for saving me hours of search time. It's all right here.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      I use free cliparts all the time. Writing on-line is demanding task by itself and all the legal issues about copyrights can be just too much. Free clipart resources are real lifesavers!


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