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Web Gallery of Art

The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1200-1700). You can even take virtual tours such as one to the Cistine Chapel in the Vatican.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

11-18 year olds
Shape Faces

This activity introduces the form of art known as Cubism. It shows how artists use shapes to make abstract pictures. Children can then make their own face in a similar style and print it out if they want. Good interactive whiteboard activity.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

5-7 year olds
LessonSense.com

Lots of teaching resources set around themes. There are craft ideas, worksheets, lesson plans and games. The site hasn't been updated for a while but the ideas are archived.

Teachers

Tablet-friendly

3-7 year olds
Edgar Degas

Read the biography of Edgar Degar and view his paintings on this site which features his complete works.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

7-14 year olds
Drawing with Charcoal

An animated step by step guide to creating your own masterpiece using charcoal.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

7-14 year olds
William Morris Gallery - London

The only public museum devoted to probably England's best known designer. Lots of his designs are featured. Find out about free resources for schools.

Teachers, Parents

Not tablet-friendly

7-16 year olds
Mondrimat

You can experiment here with space and colour in accordance with the theories of Piet Mondrian.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
The Story of Aboriginal Art

Background Information on the origins of Aboriginal art. The site includes images.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

7-14 year olds
Jackson Pollock

View the works of Jackson Pollock.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

7-18 year olds
M C Escher

View prints of 14 of M. C. Escher's famous works. The site is suitable for viewing on a large screen display.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

7-16 year olds
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