Art and design websites

BBC Schools has revision activities for art and design:

Powerpoint presentations for all subjects:

Arts teaching materials:

This website allows you to make your own cartoon strips:

This website allows you to make your own animaed movies:

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide:

This FREE tool allows educators to create a lesson, worksheet, or class page and immediately publish it online. Teachers can also set up classes and assign projects to students:

Games and activites for art:

Interactive activities for art at museums and galleries:

Visit the Museum of Modern Art and do a virtual tour of art collections in major museums:

Visit London's National Gallery and find out about art, artisits and works of art:

Visit London's National Portrait Gallery and learn more about artists and paintings:

Revision website for A level art:

Using dictogloss with the painting "The Lady of Shallott":

MIT Opencourseware, introductory course on art:

Children's University of Manchester has Art and Design mateirals:

Website that has short films on the meaning, use and symbolism of colours:

Great website for learners to use:

BBC website on Art and Design:

Draw it Live is a free application that allows you to work together with other people to draw in real time. You simply create a whiteboard and shar eits URL to allow other people to join in:

Video extracts with lesson plans for Art and Design:

Links to art book and online resources and materials:

An online visual art encyclopedia:

English-online has articles on art and architecture which have been rewritten to make them easier to understand for learners of English:

Watch 15 minute Art History lectures here:

Open Yale Courses:

Free educational videos for learning about the visual arts:

Materials for Key Stage 3 learners (11-14 years old) studying Art and Design:

Documentary about Candadian artist Maud Lewis:

Film about Maud Lewis - Canadian folk artist:

Short introductions to world religions as part of a study of art history:

Youtube extracts

Women in art morph:

Men in art:

Vincent (Starry starry night) Don McLean:

The founders of the Pre-Raphaelite movement:

Picasso's Guernica in 3D:

Rembrandt self-portaits morphing:

Van Gogh self-portraits morphing:

Frida Kahlo self-portrairs morphing:

3D animation of the Sistine Chapel:

Excellent BBC Documentary series called "The Power of Art" - here is an example of the programmes:

Vermeer - Master of Light (documentary):

Paintings of and by Frida Khalo with Chavela Vargas singing:

Frida Kahlo cuts her hair from the film "Frida":

Fantastic documentaries on the history of colours and what they mean and how they are used in art, called "A History of Art in Three Colours":

this one is blue:

and this one is white:

and this one is gold:

Two minute introduction to a masterpiece - The Raft of the Medusa:

Artistic ex-couple gaze into each other's eyes after a 30 year separation:

Crash Course in Art History has clear and informative videos:

Goodbye-Art Academy - a whole series of videos on artistic movements - here is Impressionsism:

Goodbye-Art Academy - Cubism:

Goodbye-Art Academy - Fauvism:

Goodbye-Art Academy - Renaissance:

Goodbye-Art Academy - Neoclassicism:

Goodbye-Art Academy - Baroque:

Goodbye-Art Academy - Romaticism:

Goodbye-Art Academy - Post-Impressionism:

Goodbye-Art Academy - Mannerism:

Goodbye-Art Academy - Gothic Art:

Goodbye-Art Acadmey - Medieval Art:

Goodbye-Art Academy - Roman Art:

Goodbye-Art Academy - Early Christian Art:

Goodbye-Art Academy - Celtic Art:

Goodbye-Art Academy - Greek Art:

Goodbye-Art Academy - Egyptian Art:

Goodbye-Art Academy - Mespotamian Art:

Goodbye-Art Academy - Stone Age Art: Stone Age Art:

Goodbye-Art Academy - Art Nouveau:

Goodbye-Art Academy also has a whole series of videos which define ARTISTIC TERMS, for example, Vantage Point:

Goodbye-Art Academy also has a series of videos about faous ARTISTS, for example, Edvard Munch:

Goodbye-Art Academy also has a series of videos about artistic STYLES, for example, Bauhaus:

The difference between "Watercolour and Gouache":

Beautiful and moving German film about Paula Becker-Modersohn, available with English subtitles:

Excellent BBC version of Van Gough played by Benedict Cumberpatch:

Art humour

Mr Bean in the Art class:

Mr Bean in the Museum:

Monty Python sketch: The Pope, Michelangelo and The Last Supper:

Art songs

Primary colours:

Vincent: paitningy by Vincent Van Gough:

Online Art Dictionaries

Art Dictionary:

Fine Art Dictionary:

Gallery Art Dictionary:

For excellent, clear, succinct and clearly illustrated definitions of art terms, visit the Goodbye-Art Academy series - for example:

Films about Artisits

Maudie (2017, Sally Hawkins Ethan Hawke) - Film trailer:

Woman in Gold (2015, Helen Mirren) - Film trailer:

Mr Turner (2014, Timothy spall) - Film trailer:

Camille Claudel 1915 (2013, Juliette Binoche) - Film trailer:

Van Gogh (2012, Michel Bouquet) - Film trailer:

Goya's Ghosts (2006, Javier Bardem) - Film trailer:

Klimt (2006, John Malkovich) - Film trailer:

Modigliani (2004, Andy Garcia) - Film trailer:

Frida (2002, Salma Hayek) - Film trailer:

Pollock (Ed Harris, 2000) - Film trailer:

Surviving Picasso (1996, Anthony Hopkins) - Film trailer:

Camille Claudel (1988, Gérard Depardieu) - Film trailer:

Lust for Life (1956, Kirk Douglas) - Film trailer:


"English through Art" (The Resourceful Teacher Series) ISBN: 9783852722887

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