KS1 & 2 (ages 5-11+)

A list of resources for primary aged learners Years 1-6/ P2-7

The Art Room - Place2be

place2be.org.uk

During the lockdown period, the Art Room team created a series of free projects for primary aged children to make at home or school together with parents, carers or teachers.

The creative projects can help adults and children to nurture their relationship whilst having fun making art together. Each project offers space to explore an engaging theme through stories, art and conversation. The activities provided can be adapted to a range of settings with children of different abilities and ages.

 

London South Art Hub

londonsoutharthub.org

London South Art Hub is part of the Charter Schools Educational Trust. The aims of the Hub are to provide a platform for Art lessons and activities for children and young people. The Hub also serves as a platform for young artists to share their work. 

 

Royal Institute of British Architects

architecture.com/education-cpd-and-careers/learning

RIBA have created a set of engaging and easy to use resources for people of all ages and interests to explore architecture from home. Some of them will develop your skills or teach you something new about architecture, some you can do together as a group and some all you need is your imagination. Activities separated in to 'Learning at home' and 'Curriculum based activities'.

 

Gomersal Primary School Creative Home Schooling Ideas

gomersalprimaryschoolart.blogspot.com

A creative learning at home blog, with activities for children to do at home.

 

Arts and Culture

artsandculture.google.com

This is an amazing resource for all sorts of things, from virtual museum tours, to exploring artists and their work, to sourcing contextual referencing for projects. It is an amazing for research for KS2-Post 16.

Dr Rachel Payne, Senior Lecturer in Art Education, President NSEAD

 

Waldermar Januszczak – #homeschoooling

twitter.com/JANUSZCZAK

The art historian Waldermar Januszczak will be posting images of famous artists on his twitter thread, @JANUSZCZAK using the hashtag #homeschoooling  Children art invited to drawpaint/sculpt a tribute to them. 'Best art'  Januszczak says, 'will get retweeted with my critique'.

 

We are Teachers

weareteachers.com/best-kindergarten-art-projects

We are Teachers have compiled  '40 Kindergarten Art Projects That Inspire Creativity in Every Student’.  There are links to a range of other websites with full details for the projects, which can be adapted for older learners.

Dr Emese Hall, Primary Education Senior Lecturer and Vice-President of NSEAD

 

Tate Kids 

tate.org.uk/kids

Tate's website has ideas for making, quizzes and games, facts and videos about artists, art movements 

 

Museum of London Archaeology - Inventive Vents

mola.org.uk

MOLA are asking families to take up the Inventive Vents Challenge: design their own ventilation shaft and draw, paint, collage or make a model of their idea. There are also resources for extending the project and taking a more in-depth look at the history of underground London.

 

Leach Pottery

leachpottery.com

Design a Pot for Sharing: Schools & Home Challenge. To celebrate Leach Pottery's centenary they invite your school and children who are home learning to take part in our Schools Challenge. From Primary schools to Sixth Forms, students are invited to submit a design for a new ceramic piece, responding to the theme ‘a pot for sharing’.

 

Culture Street

culturestreet.org.uk/artists.php

There are 4 ‘channels’ to choose from: art, museum, books, stage. It includes: ‘workshop’ and ‘have a go’ sections with ideas for exploring and making, a showcase gallery, and plenty of information and videos on a wide range of artists. Also suitable for 11+ age group.

 

BBC Bitesize

A range of BBC clips themed by discipline, visual & tactile elements; Media and materials; Inspiration and investigation; Design Activities.

bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zyg4d2p

Liz Lawrence, NSEAD Forum member

 

Cassie Stevens

cassiestephens.blogspot.com

This is the website of super dynamic US elementary art teacher Cassie Stevens. Here you can find lots of links to resources including YouTube videos, with step-by-step guidance for different art, craft and design projects.

Dr Emese Hall, Primary Education Senior Lecturer and Vice-President of NSEAD

 

Sculpture in the City 

https://www.sculptureinthecity.org.uk

Over 8 chapters, these creative activities provide a learning journey that develop  skills and knowledge relating to Art & Design National Curriculum targets.

 

Craft Club – Finger knitting 

craftscouncil.org.uk/content/files/finger_knitting

The Crafts Council introduce finger knitting with two strands.

 

Access Art resources for home learners

accessart.org.uk/art-resources-for-home

Access Art have collated art resources to use at home. They also share a collection of visual arts learning resources for teachers and educators – aimed at primary phase upwards. 

 

Paul Carney Arts

paulcarneyarts.com

Paul provides art, craft and design lesson, ideas and resources, many of which are now open access. 

 

Magic Lantern

magiclanternart.org.uk/what-we-do/downloadable-resources

Magic Lantern is an educational charity that runs interactive art history workshops. During Lockdown period they have created lesson notes and resources to encourage children to explore art and art history.