Online workshops for children (and teachers) of all ages!
Find out about artists, art movements and specific artworks on this interesting and informative research tool. Perfect for teachers looking for a new artist to focus on with a class and a good starting point for older children too.
Watch real artists at work in their studios, find out about what influences their work and follow the online workshops help you complete art projects in the classroom. Follow the link to Mike Eden's pages to play a fantastic game, Slip Tool Decorator, which lets children decorate their own plate with the techniques and tools used by real artists.
Particularly good for history-based visits but also offers a lot more. Find out about Beamish using the Beamish Guide.
Explore the collections from a variety of cultures. Also has a children's area where they can explore parts of the collection, ask the expert and much more.
A database of over 6000 collections from museums, galleries, archives and libraries organised by the following themes: time, people, place, subject, culture.
Simple information about mythology, folklore and legend.Find out about the usual Greek and Roman classical myths as well as myths and legends from other cultures. Ideal as research tool for teachers and older children.
Plenty of things to use, such as education resources and an online tour and a chance to search aspects of the collection.
National Portrait Gallery
Take a look at the e-learning part of the education section for ideas and information about drawing techniques, games to play and paintings to explore. Also search the collection for images and information of a huge variety of portraits.
Follow the education link for fun ways of learning about a variety of artworks and artists. Also search the collection's highlights, search the collection by theme or find out more about some fo the stories and myths told in some of the paintings.
Tyne & Wear Museums
Links to all the Tyne & Wear Museums with educational activities and games to play.
V & A
The Victoria and Albert Museum website is full of information for teachers. Particularly good to find out more about designs from different periods and different cultures.
Search for information on ceramics, glass, paintings, darwings and watercolours.
Web Gallery of Art
A fantastic bank of images by artists from the 12th to 19th centuries. Use the letter tabs to search for artists by their surnames and you will find a huge number of good quality images as well as some excellent details of works.
24 Hour Museum
Follow the link for teachers. From there, the link to Show Me is good for children in Key Stages 1 & 2.
The Museum Network
Explore 3 new eLearning resources for Key Stages 1-4 at www.museumnetworkuk.org
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