We have designed this hub to provide teaching inspiration and off-the-peg resources for use across the key stages. Resources are organised into sections below, everything from videos to creative activity worksheets! Simply click on the individual resource images to download the resource. Age ranges and timings are indicated. Feedback and suggestions gratefully received!
QUICK, CREATIVE ACTIVITIES (all ages, 10 minute activities):
Useful as: lesson starters; fillers, focusing activities; stand-alone tasks, or for warming-up brains and hands at the start of the day! You could give children one of these each morning to kick-start home study, and ask them to email photos of their creations!
15 minute video interviews with famous artists in the Swindon Collection. We quiz them about their life and work to find out what makes them tick!
Videos and accompanying learning resources are available on the Meet-the-Artist page (click HERE)
ART ATTACK (KS2, 3 and 4):
15 minute activities. Pupil worksheets which can be used independently. Each features an artwork and some quick questions. There is also a Powerpoint at the bottom of the section that contains all the worksheets, if you want to work on a creative activity as a class.
SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH ART (all ages):
ONLINE ART JIGSAWS (KS1 and 2):
10 minute activity. Simple online jigsaws featuring artworks from the Swindon Collection of Modern British Art.
There are learning resources to help children further explore the artworks in these jigsaws in the Inspiration Series section on this page.
CREATIVE ART ACTIVITES (KS1, 2 and 3):
One hour activities. Worksheets for children to use independently. Step-by-step instructions to complete a short creative project.
ART BURST RESOURCE PACKS (KS1, 2, 3 and 4):
Each Art Burst resource explores an artist, an art movement or a key art theme. Each resource includes: simple background on the featured artist and artwork, information on a linked theme or movement, a connected step-by-step creative activity, suggestions for other related activities across the Curriculum, and ideas for associated age-appropriate fiction books. Art Burst Packs can be used as teaching resources to inform lessons, for planning topics, projects or schemes of work, or as learning resources for children to read and use independently.
INSPIRATION SERIES (KS1, 2, 3 and 4):
One hour activity. Each resource features an artwork, simple information about the artwork and artist, ‘thought-stop’ questions, and step-by-step instructions for a creative activity to help children explore the artwork. There is a Powerpoint at the bottom of the section containing all the worksheets.
ARTWORK OF THE DAY (KS1, 2, 3 and 4):
A Powerpoint and resource full of quick art starters to kick-start the day! Simply choose a Powerpoint slide or question each day and see where the image and enquiry question take the discussion! Perfect for whole-class discussion or paired/group work. Great for use in the classroom, or can be used in virtual teaching by sharing the slide with children and asking them to give a quick written answer.
VIRTUAL ART EXHIBITIONS (all ages):
Virtual exhibitions of artworks from the Swindon Collection for children to explore. For learning resources on the featured artworks, see the other sections on this page.
IMAGE BANKS (all ages):
GCSE AND A LEVEL ART:
The following resources are KS4 and 5 specific, but there are many relevant resources in other sections as well, particularly the ‘Virtual Exhibitions’, ‘Image Banks’ and ‘Art Unpacked’ sections.
TEACHER TOOLKITS (all ages):
CROSS-CURRICULAR TEACHING RESOURCES (KS1 and 2):
VIDEOS (all ages):
ART UNPACKED (all ages):
Resource sheets on individual artworks to support teachers. Pick an artwork, artist or topic to explore with your class! Each resource contains a brief overview of the artist and artwork, enquiry questions to kickstart learning, and suggestions for learning activities.
LESSON PLANS AND POWERPOINTS (all ages):
CAREERS IN ART (KS3, 4 and 5):