KS3 (ages 11-14+)

Resources for early secondary-phase learners P7 and S1+

Exploration of the Day


In response to the pandemic this website was created by author and artist Keri Smith (Wreck this journal). It aims to bring people closer together during a time of fear and isolation. Keri hopes that by participating in the same assignments we can feel a bit more connected and on a simple level it can give us something else to focus our energy on. She writes: ‘Let us become artists of the everyday and in doing so may we experience a lightness of spirit and a respite from our real world struggles.’


Through the sketchbook


A variety of pages and explanations from sketchbooks with a PDF explaining how artists use sketchbooks. This can be adapted for students. There is also useful links to pages which allows students to access more sketchbook work.

Chris Gozzard, consultant and NSEAD council member


The Andy Warhol Museum


A brilliant resource for all ages lots of projects!

Chris Gozzard, consultant and NSEAD council member


Curricula for Distance Learning, The Representation Project


This website aims to help the development of children and young people's media literacy and social emotional wellbeing through art and design. (Can be used by KS2 with parental support)

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


Stories: Positives Negatives


Purpose (what it can be used for or why you selected it): Here's some blurb about the web content. I particularly like it because it uses comic book format in a socially informed way, and is focused specifically on supporting young people to engage in these issues through art. There are resources and ideas for lessons.

PositiveNegatives produce comics, animations and podcasts about contemporary social and humanitarian issues, including conflict, racism, migration and asylum. We combine ethnographic research with illustration, adapting personal stories into art, education and advocacy materials. (Can be used by KS2 with parental support)

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


Google Expeditions


Google Expeditions is an immersive learning and teaching tool that lets you go on VR trips or explore AR objects. The app gives links to an enormous range of virtual resources with pre-written educational materials for teachers and pupils to use. 

Ged Gast, education consultant and Past-president NSEAD


Craft Club


The Crafts Council teamed up with Sarah Fennell and the British Science Association to explore chromatography. The workshop suggests you need a Tote bag but any cotton material can be used. 

Liz Macfarlane, education consultant and NSEAD President Elect


Adobe online resources for teachers and pupils


A range of videos and apps – some are free. Teachers could set challenges using these resources.


Pitt Rivers Museum learning resource


The Pitt Rivers Museum learning resource has discrete sections for different educational groups on their main education homepage. They have sketchbook ideas and support with contemporary artists' interpretations of the museum collection.