Artists and galleries are offering lots of free education resources for adults and children whilst we’re all observing government guidelines for Covid-19.
We’re gathering a list of links together for you to help entertain and educate yourself and your children over the coming weeks.
We’ll add new activities as we find them, so visit again soon!
Isolation Art School has been set up by artist, Keith Tyson. Projects, lessons and tips by artists on Instagram, search for activities for adults and children with #isolationartschool
Noel Fielding’s Art Club – Comedian and artist Noel Fielding invites you to post your own art works made in response to a daily theme on Twitter @noelfielding11 or Instagram @noel_fielding tagged with #noelsartclub Noel and friends then pick their favourites for the Art Club Hall of Fame.
Grayson’s Art Club on Channel Four
Grayson Perry is on a mission to stimulate the nation’s creativity during lockdown by hosting a series of art masterclasses from his home studio.
The Turner Prize winning artist will create new works of art with an audience at home, as well as interview leading creatives and performers.
Viewers are also in with the chance of sharing some of the artwork they’ve made during the Covid-19 pandemic with Grayson and the club.
Carmarthenshire artist Julie Ann Sheridan is sharing painting techniques on her YouTube channel
The Tate Gallery offer lots of free activities, games and quizzes online for children withTate Kids
You can also explore the Tate Collections here
Design your own 18th Century wig with the V&A
“Our children soon won’t be able to see their friends. Create a rainbow picture to display in your window so that children can go rainbow spotting whilst out for walks.”
Arts Care|Gofal Celf in Carmarthen and artist Louise Bird show you how to make natural plant inks from things in your house and garden.
Contemporary Cymru KIDS is a new platform on Instagram @contemporary_cymru_kids
Mission: to inspire a future generation of artists in Wales + beyond. Tasks set by real life artists. Competitions; reposts; online exhibitions and more.
Keeping children parents/carers occupied during lockdown.
Task #1 – Bedwyr Williams.
Arts Activities from Hospital Rooms wants to help anyone feeling isolated to get creative. “We can’t do our work in hospitals at the moment, so we wanted to share some of the wonderful art workshops that our artists have led over the past 3 years.” Learn to make a Pin Hole Camera, draw your dog with Dog Life Drawing or make Yukako Shibata’s Guinea Pig Collage amongst lots of other great projects.
Painting tutorials with artist Neil Burridge
Make a Cardboard Dome
Selvedge Magazine – a magazine dedicated to the history, future, politics and aesthetics of textiles and cloth, hosts an archive of craft projects from sewing projects to home dyeing and paper crafts.
Faces of Frida Google Arts & Culture has partnered with more than 25 museums from all over the world to put on the ultimate online Frida Kahlo exhibition.
Download the Kettle’s Yard Make Time for Still Life Drawing Activity Book full of ideas to get you drawing what ever your age or experience.
Especially for younger folks there are also activities available through the Art to Go series.
Paper Makes with paper and textile artist Jennifer Collier
Discover or revisit the landmark 1972 TV series Ways of Seeing with John Berger. Four 30-minute episodes available on YouTube. For further reading the book Ways of Seeing, published in 1972, is a still a key text for art students and art historians around the world.
Explore The National Portrait Gallery’s Young People’s Guide to Self Portraiture developed by young people for their peers
The Open University offer lots of free learning through Open Learn including Art and History courses, many just a few hours of commitment.
Hastings Contemporary are making digital art activities available for people of any age to use to help reduce stress in times of anxiety.
“Over the coming weeks, we will be releasing a series of digital resources which parents can use to try and give their children a moment of calm. We will suggest mindfulness and self-regulation techniques and pair them with an arts activity that anybody can do.”
The Stay Home Quilt is a communal project on Instagram, make a square to add to a collective quilt – find out more @thestayhomequilt
Download a range of free vintage style cut-out-and-make prints from Madame Treacle Prints and Cards.
The National Wool Museum in Drefach Felindre are planning to make a giant community rainbow blanket as part of an exhibition that will be shown in the museum when they reopen.
You can download the pattern to make a knitted or woven square to contribute to the blanket here.
Visit the online exhibition Fair Play // Chwarae Teg celebrating the past 100 years of women making and designing ceramics in Britain, featuring work from Aberystwyth University’s Ceramic Collection.
Balancing Dogs by Catrin Howell
Lots to explore and do in Ruthin Craft Centre‘s online education resource From Nature featuring work from some of our best contemporary makers.
Caged Dail Behennah