Art is an incredibly important part of the curriculum. Not only does it offer pupils an alternative way to communicate thoughts and feelings, it also enables them to celebrate multiple perspectives, take risks and solve problems.
We’ve put together this selection of resources and short projects to help you to bring art to life and encourage creativity in your classroom.
Whole school resources
Promote discussion about some of the world’s most famous works of art by displaying these Art of the Week presentation slides in a prominent place in your school. Meanwhile, these colour posters are ideal for classroom displays.
Early years lesson ideas
Go wild with Elmer and friends and create a colourful classroom display with these patchwork elephant templates and accompanying activity ideas.
Primary lesson ideas
Save time planning for the new curriculum with this detailed yet clear table of objectives covering all primary year groups.
Inspire your KS2 learners with this simple step-by-step portrait drawing presentation or this Matisse-inspired collage lesson, in which pupils make their own versions of some of his most famous works. For a longer-term project, why not try this Kensuke’s Kingdom-themed art pack, containing lots of ideas for creating Japanese-style art, such as origami and kite-making.
|Whole school||Early years|
|Art of the Week presentation||Elmer art activity ideas|
|Colour poster display||Gail Snail clay project|
|Masks and puppet-making|
|Key stage 1||Key stage 2|
|Aboriginal art introduction||Portrait drawing lesson|
|Mondrian's shape lesson||Japanese art pack|
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