Art and design

Resources

Art and design

The British Museum has an unrivalled collection of art from around the world and across centuries. It has excited and inspired artists, from Henry Moore in the twentieth century to Grayson Perry, Marc Quinn and Antony Gormley today.


Art guides:

Money and art 
KS3, 4 & 5

Containers 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Death and afterworld 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Gods and spirits 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Sculpture 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Symbols 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Textiles 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+


Other art and design resources:

Discover the Arab World 
Age 12–16

Sessions

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Art insight

KS4 & 5

Students work with a specialist team to develop ideas and portfolio work.

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Gallery art session

KS3,4 & 5

A gallery-based session involving observation, discussion and drawing.

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Printmaking for young artists

EYFS & KS1

Use the Museum’s Enlightenment gallery to inspire and make a printing tile.

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Japanese printmaking

KS4 & 5

A practical workshop which draws on the Museum's Japanese collections for inspiration.

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Islam: art and belief

KS2

By focusing on objects in the gallery, your students will explore creative influences on artists in the context of Islamic history.

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Money handling and financial education

KS3,4 & 5

Students handle objects from the collection to develop an awareness of the role of money and an appreciation of its uses.

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African animals

EYFS & KS1

Young students identify African animals and use digital tablets to create masks.

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Museum x Design

KS4 & 5

Using the museum's collection, students develop photography, Photoshop and CSS web design skills to create a portfolio of work.


 

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