Useful Links

Useful Links

Chosen exam board AQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance)

Art & Design link to UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)

Discover the Louvre. The Louvre-is one of the world's largest museums, and a historic monument. It exhibits many of the world's most famous and treasured artworks.  

Pompidou Centre
This site showcases some of the magnificent pieces of art at the Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou. Its aim is to create an original cultural institution in the heart of Paris completely focused on modern and
contemporary creation.

National Gallery Online
This website showcases projects created by ITT (Initial Teacher Training) students using National Gallery paintings. This website provides all the information and resources ITT students need to use the National Gallery's unique collection for creative learning in the classroom.

Guggenheim Collection
View the works of famous artists as well as read about them in their biographies.

Washington DC National Art Gallery for Kids
Go through the guided tours of some art works and try your hand at some interactive art activities. They also have a great collage machine where you can make your own collage online using existing clip art available.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
This website contains information about the collections, exhibitions and events at Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. The Education section contains a link to the separate Schools Liaison website, which offers resources for teachers planning a visit and details of the object loans service.

The National Portrait Gallery
This section of the National Portrait Gallery's website has details of the education programmes and services run by the gallery for schools, adult groups and families.

The Metropolitan Museum (MET)
Explore and learn about art. Look at art history timelines and educational activities.

The Tate Online
All the resources you need for teaching art in the classroom, from Teachers' packs to Teacher Training.

The 24 Hour Museum
The 24 Hour Museum is the UK's National Virtual Museum. The site promotes publicly funded UK museums, galleries, archives and heritage attractions and seeks to get the message about Britain's great culture to a broad online audience nationally and worldwide.

Young at Art
An innovative art, design and communication project run by the London Institute. Find out about the art courses for young people in the London area for students 11 - 18 years of age.

Engage - Gallery Education
Many galleries and art museums around the world now have gallery education departments, and gallery education programmes organised and delivered by gallery education staff, working with artist-educators, artists, teachers, professional partners and community leaders.

National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD)
NSEAD is the leading national authority concerned with art, craft and design across all phases of education in the United Kingdom. The sdite offers, for a single subscription, the extensive benefits of membership of a professional
association, a learned society and a trade union.

Create a Creature
Learn how to draw a silly creature by following step-by-step illustrations. A new creature will be featured each week, along with a new drawing tip. Submit your own creature, and it could show up on the web site.

Inside Art
A game, which explores a painting from the inside out. You 'escape' from the painting after answering ' Who? / What? / Where? / How? ' questions.

Show Me
This site is packed with games and resources generated by the UK's museum, gallery and heritage sector. There is a section designed to help teacher's access relevant content quickly and easily.

A. Pintura: Art Detective
Become a detective and identify the artist of a mystery painting. Teaches the concepts of composition, style and subject needed to solve the puzzle.

Cartoon Critters
Offers dozens of cartoons to print and colour, and colouring books with pictures that you can colour online. Also includes graphic step-by-step instructions on how to draw cartoons, online games you can play, and crafts.

CBBC - Art
A fun website from the BBC. It has interactive games, facts about famous artists, things to make and do. You can send in your questions.

Art Attack
Lots of ideas for fabulous artwork all with step-by-step instructions. You can send in your pictures to this CITV site. Great for teachers who need inspiration.

Snowflake Designer
Create your own snowflake design with this program that uses six-sided symmetry.

Treacletart is an online digital art competition for schools, offering digital cameras as prizes. Pupils can download a starter image and creatively alter it using any type of graphics software. Entries are displayed in the gallery on
the website.

McREL Resources
McREL draw upon the best of more than 30 years of education research to create practical, user-friendly products that help educators create classrooms that provide all students with opportunities for success.

Colour Matters
Budding artists and anyone interested in colour will want to see how colour affects our mind and body, its use in design and art, plus lots more. Explains additive and subtractive colour systems, how the eye sees colours, and how other cultures view and use colours.

Exploring Leonardo
A site all about Leonardo Da Vinci. It is divided into four major areas: Inventor's Workshop; Leonardo's Perspective; Leonardo: Right to Left; and What, Where, When? This site introduces the elements of machines, and lets students
explore how these elements can work together.

Kidzone Dare Arts stands for Discipline, Action, and Responsibility in Education.
At a time when juvenile social problems have increased, school budget cuts have resulted in decreased arts education. DareArts Foundation helps fill this gap through an innovative 5-year course of study to complement the school system.

The Art Room
This site offers opportunities for students to create, discover, imagine, invent and to learn. The @rt room is designed around the idea of "activity" centre's that encourage kids to create, to learn and to explore new ideas and things on their own.

Artisan Cam

You can watch artists live from their studios or working on location as they go about their business. Once live watching is finished, their work is captured in a time-lapse video, which summarises their activities.

Portrait Detectives
Find out how to interpret clues in portraits to find out who people are, when and how they lived, and even what they thought about themselves.

Chalk Face
The aim of this site is to make the best teaching ideas available to every teacher in the most practical way. Combining new technology with old, we produce detailed lesson plans complemented by photocopy-master worksheets across the secondary curriculum.

Artists and Makers
The Artists & Makers website is a gateway to the arts in Sussex and the surrounding counties. It features a What's On guide, listing visual arts events alongside poetry, music and theatre, news about the Artists & Makers Festival, and regular exhibitions & other events organised by RAG.

Access Art
The resources on this site are targeted at different age ranges from four to adult, for use in schools, at home and the wider community. Subject areas include sculpture, colour, installation art, drawing, photography and visual

Digital Palette
The main purpose of this site is to inspire and support teachers who are experimenting with the use of computers in Art and Design. There are art ideas, case studies and an image bank.

A very interesting site if you want to find out about Impressionist painters and their paintings. Teachers can download or view online excellent lessons for primary aged children, which introduce the major themes of impressionism.

A Lifetime of Colour
Resources for creative individuals from beginner to advanced. Ranges of techniques are considered such as using colour and drawing portraits. You can try the hands-on activities. There are artist biographies and lesson plans.

BBC - Painting the Weather
An online gallery of over 100 of the UK's best weather pictures featured on this BBC site. There are in depth commentaries of 14 key works and artist biographies. You can zoom in on each picture.

Winsor & Newton
Hints and techniques to enable you to explore your artistic abilities with watercolours, oils, acrylics, pastels and colour mixing. You will find it in the Creative Encyclopedia. Use the drop down box to locate the techniques section.

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

Aboriginal Bark Painting
An art teacher's lesson plan with the objective of creating contemporary bark paintings in the style of primitive cave artists and the Aboriginal people.

Art and Design at Key Stage 3 / 4 and GCSE
Julia Stubbs, an Advanced Skills Teacher, in Art and Design has produced this website of exemplar art and design work by students in the UK.

Young Embroiderers
A textile art and craft site which has project ideas for children and young people, some great ideas for in the classroom and long term projects.

Unnecessarily image intensive, but this site does have interesting information on selected Surrealists artists. They are RenT Magritte, Yves Tanguy, Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dali and Pierre Roy.

This site's mission is to become the definitive and most effective guide to museum-quality fine art on the Internet. You can access the comprehensive index of every artist represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources.

Ask for Kids
Ask for Kids is a fast, easy and kid-friendly way for kids to search online. Ask for Kids uses natural-language technology that allows kids to ask questions and perform web searches, in the same way they would ask a parent, friend or teacher.

Untold London
This site searches for the history of London's many races and faiths. We focus on London museums, but also look at archives, galleries and the history work of communities themselves.