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Picture Book Maker

Picture Book Maker

This Picture Book Maker interactive helps your pupils to create their own online picture book. Upper KS1 and KS2 suitable. From ArtisanCam.

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The Secret Dancer

The Secret Dancer

An interesting and challenging KS2 Art and Design linked film interactive game based on Edgar Degas' Little Dancer sculpture. From Tate Kids.

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My Faces

My Faces

This simple face-building interactive would serve both ICT and art skills at KS1. From My Learning.

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Portraits and Portraiture

Portraits and Portraiture

Comprehensive KS1 and 2 resources with full and varied online gallery, simple games and strong teacher support. From Museum Network.

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Figure It Out

Figure it Out

Ideal in a KS1/2 classroom as a precursor to pencil work. Valuable hints on proportion and a range of starting points to improve figure-drawing skills from the side and front. From ArtisanCam.

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Landscapes

Landscapes

KS2 and 3 gallery, info and games on landscapes in art. Covering history, composition, Gaudi, Canaletto and more. From Museum Network.

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Singh Twins

Singh Twins

Two activities to encourage KS1 & 2 children to review paintings by twins Amrit and Rabindra Singh who work in a traditional Indian style, with a twist. From ArtisanCam.

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The Adventures of Tintin at Sea

The Adventures of Tintin at Sea

KS2 games and activities on Tintin and the art of cartooning, including a look around Hergé's studio. The show's now closed but the site's great. From the National Maritime Museum.

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Momento Mori

Momento Mori

Linear game based on symbols in artworks including work by Hirst, Picasso and Caulfield. Involved and engaging, KS2 and 3. From Tate.

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Design A Coat Of Arms

Design A Coat Of Arms

Clear, simple interactive based on original shield designs. KS2. From V&A Museum.

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The Amazing Mask Adventure

The Amazing Mask Adventure

Informative site exploring tribal masks from around the world, with create and print section, plus object images and even tips on Sinhalese and Igbo languages. KS2. From Tyne and Wear Museums.

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Noisy Paintings

Noisy Paintings

Create soundtracks for paintings by Rousseau, Monet and Ucello, KS1 and 2. From The National Gallery.

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Learning About Landscapes

Learning About Landscapes - Game From BMAG

Horizon, perspective, illustrative examples and a creative section - excellent KS2 art resource from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.

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My Imaginary City

My Imaginary City

Design a fantasy world. Interactive art activity, drawing from work in Tate collection, KS2 up. From Tate.

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Face It!

Face It!

KS2 exploration of four portraits - symbols, colours, stories and a 'create your own' studio. from Show Me and the National Portrait Gallery.

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Create A Tartan

Create A Tartan

Very simple interactive based on Vivienne Westwood's designs. Excellent for pattern work, KS1 and 2. From V&A.

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Hercules

Hercules

Interactive KS2 workshop exploring Hercules mythology through a Victorian cast of a classical Hercules statue. From Show Me and Access Art.

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The Case of the Mysterious Object

The Case of the Mysterious Object

Explore a Henry Moore sculpture online in resource for KS2 and above. Great starting point for looking at any artworks. From Tate.

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Sketching Symmetry

Sketching Symmetry

No better way to demonstrate symmetry than this addictive drawing tool for all ages, from Techniquest.

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Cabinet of Curiosity

V&A's Families Online

Online games built around key elements of V&A collection - covers design, display, collecting and more. Fun and simple. KS1 and above (non-readers will need help navigating).

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Red, Yellow, Blue

Red, Yellow, Blue

Simple site on colour and colour mixing, developed for young children or those with learning difficulties. Excellent teachers' notes. From AccessArt.

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The Gallery Game

The Gallery Game

Match sounds to paintings in simple game for KS1 or lower KS2. From the Victoria Art Gallery.

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The Big Draw 08: Drawing Fun All Month Long

The Big Draw 2008 is over, and what a great year for creativity!

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Puppets Guide: Makes and Museums

Puppets Guide: Makes and Museums

All you could ever want to know about puppets. Find out how to make your very own glove puppet.

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Create Your Own Kew Gardens Poster

Create Your Own Kew Gardens Poster

Explore prints by artist Edward Bawden then have a go yourself with this online lino printing tool.

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Beach Artists Needed: Can YOU Make Art From Seaside Stones?

Beach Artists Needed: Can YOU Make Art From Seaside Stones?

Get down to the seaside and get artistic to take part in the V&A Museum's World Beach project.

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Aesop's Animals In The News

Aesop's Animals In The News

Five wonderful linocut prints showing scenes from Aesop's Fables have been bought by a gallery in Essex.

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Portraits Of Native American Chiefs Go On Show

Portraits Of Native American Chiefs Go On Show

An exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery is showing fascinating paintings of Native American chiefs from North America who visited England three hundred years ago.

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Kids Make Art From Recycled Washing Machines

Kids Make Art From Recycled Washing Machines

Kids in Sussex have been involved in an unusual project at their local museum.

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African Art: The Benin Bronzes

African Art: The Benin Bronzes

Find out more about these treasures from Africa.

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We Love This New Da Vinci Website

We Love This New Da Vinci Website

Universal Leonardo is a great new website. Show Me tells all.

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See The BP Portrait Award Winners

See The BP Portrait Award Winners

Each year the National Portrait Gallery runs a big competition for portrait painters. See the winner here...

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Fluffy And Buckbeak Spotted In National Gallery!!

Fluffy And Buckbeak Spotted In National Gallery!!

Find out where JK Rowling may have got some inspiration for her beasts...

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Is This A Portrait Of Lady Jane Grey?

Is This A Portrait Of Lady Jane Grey?

A painting thought to be of Lady Jane Grey, who was queen of England for just nine days, has been found in a house in London.

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Gallery's Latest Bargain Tells Tale Of Royal Love

Gallery's Latest Bargain Tells Tale Of Royal Love

The National Portrait Gallery's latest bargain caused a stir back in the 1600s...

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Think & Wonder, Wonder & Think

Brand New Art To Make You Think & Wonder

Tennis balls, melons, candlesticks and dolls? We're wondering what you'll think of this fantastic new show.

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Fire Destroys Art Worth Millions

Fire Destroys Art Worth Millions

Hundreds of works of art by famous modern artists have been destroyed in a huge fire at a warehouse in London.

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Kids Meet Canaletto In New Show

Kids Meet Canaletto In New Show

One painting has inspired amazing artwork in this new show.

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Show Me Competition Winners Announced!

Show Me Competition Winners Announced!

Check out these fabulous winning pictures...

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Gormley behind the scenes

Video clip showing installation of Anthony Gormley's Field for the British Isles. Also artist interview, reaction from children and teachers' notes. Ideal for KS2 and KS3. From ArtisanCam.

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Salt Dough Recipe

Easy to follow instructions for making salt dough. Ideal starting point for a range of ceative activities. From National Portrait Gallery.

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Tate Tales

Online writing tool, with Tate paintings as stimulus, plus a competition element. Simple and effective. KS2 and over. From Tate.

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The Zoom Room

Great page of arty activities, based on gallery workshops inc food art, doodles, scribbling and junk sculpture. Page aimed at KS2 but ideas useful for KS1 and 3 too. From Tate.

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Make Your Own Toy Circus

How to make a toy circus based on a paper cut out design from the 1930s. Plus detail about toy theatres from the past. Suitable for upper KS1 and 2. From Victoria and Albert Museum.

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The Jewellery Trail

KS2 site looking at jewellery design, based on artefact photos. Covers Roman, Ancient Egyptian, Hyksos and contemporary jewels. From Tyne and Wear Museums.

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Casting And Construction

Online workshop on working with plaster and clay, from Access Art. Highly visual, clear and simple, upper KS2, lower KS3.

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Greek Pot Painter

Creative activity illustrating pot design and production, based on real pots. KS2. From Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.

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Make Your Own Toy Theatre

How to make a 19th century toy theatre, complete with characters, scenery, an original toy theatre script and background on Victorian toy theatres. Suitable for KS1 and 2. From Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Teacher's Notes for Face It!

Tips for making the most of 'Face It!', the KS2 portrait exploration resource from Show Me and the National Portrait Gallery.

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Follow The Yarn

Weave online - KS2 and 3. Requires initial help, then results can be very effective.Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

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Access Art Online Workshops

Sculpture, drawings, withies, colour and more. Online art workshops with interactives, print-outs and teacher notes. KS1/2/3. From Access Art.

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Tate's Staff Room

Guide to online arty resources. Clear and concise.

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