Learning Resources

Art is a tool that can help us make sense of the world around us. We've gathered together these resources to help teachers of all subjects, ages and abilities to motivate students to look at art, talk about it and make their own. If you want your students to think for themselves and develop creativity skills (problem solving, imagination, curiosity and open mindedness), the world of art is an invaluable resource.

In classroom resources

Explore our teachers' resources for ideas and activities to engage learners of all ages, in your learning setting.

Art and artists

Dig deeper into the world of art and artists with these short films, biographies and articles.

Explore Art & Artists

What Is? Art movements & styles

This series of short films explores some of the key movements and styles of the twentieth century.

Themes to inspire young artists

Motivate your class with some of these tried and tested activities and take inspiration from artworks made by artists young and old. 

Art competition for schools

Six categories, each with a different theme inspired by your national collection, and 85 fantastic ways to win.

Closing date Friday 26 April 2019

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In Gallery Resources

Not sure what to do in a gallery, or how to start a conversation about art? Here are some simple ideas. 

Creative careers

Why study art and design? These short films give an insight into just some of the creative careers available within the gallery sector. Hear direct from professionals employed in marketing, curatorial, retail, gallery education and other roles.

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Learning & Engagement contact details

If you're looking for more information on educational services, events and activities, please get in touch and we will be happy to help plan your group visit.

+44 (0)131 624 6410

education@nationalgalleries.org