Home Learning: Creative Ideas
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Key Stage 2 resources designed to help you use illustration techniques in the classroom to support teaching and learning in science and humanities, while developing art and design skills
A number of classroom resources which can be used at school or home, organised by Key Stage and then cultural area
The Tate Kids website has loads of ideas for art at home, as well as fun games and quizzes. Here are some great ones to get you started, but make sure you spend some time exploring the website yourself.
An illustrator posting draw-along videos via Twitter every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. All videos he creates are also available permanently on his website.
This website has lots of good ideas for junk modelling, where you can create new 3D objects out of things found around the house that would normally go straight into the recycling.
Noel Fielding Art Competition
Noel Fielding is running art competitions for children on Twitter. Follow @noelfielding11 to find out when the next one is and what the theme will be. All you need to do is take a picture of your entry, tagging him and including #artclub
Contemporary visual arts organisation Firstsite have made an activity pack in collaboration with lots of UK artists including Antony Gormley.
'Art is where the home is' has loads of fantastic ideas from different artists about how to get creative at home. Importantly, there are no special materials needed!
Drawing activities related to your reading
My favourite character: Draw a picture of your favourite character from your book and label their important features.
Wanted poster: Draw a ‘wanted’ poster for the 'bad' character in your reading book. Make sure you make it clear what they are wanted for, and what the reward for turning them in is!
Draw a comic strip: Choose 8 key events from your book and draw a comic-book strip about them. Remember to use speech bubbles to show what’s happening! A comic strip template can be downloaded here