Learning from and about Artists

Help your children to learn about the lives and work of popular artists using our teaching ideas and resources.

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Van Gogh Banner

Van Gogh Banner

Are your children learning about the life and achievements of Vincent Van Gogh? Make a classroom display board using our free printable banner!
7 - 16
Leonardo da Vinci Fact Cards

Leonardo da Vinci Fact Cards

Learn about the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci with our free printable fact cards.
7 - 11

Picasso Portraits

Create portraits in the style of Picasso using this simple technique.
5 - 7
Frank Stella Plans

Frank Stella Plans and Resources

A set of medium term plans, lesson plans and resources, based on the work of Frank Stella, with other themes linked to buildings.
7 - 11

Playing with Colour

A simple, but effective, way of reproducing effects created by Andy Warhol.
5 - 7
Mother Nature Designer Plans

Mother Nature Designer Plans

A set of plans and images, linked to the QCA Art Unit 2B, based on the work of Andy Goldsworthy.
7 - 11

The Starry Night

Make your own version of Van Gogh's picture "The Starry Night".
7 - 11
An Urban Landscape

An Urban Landscape

A six week plan, which aims to develop an understanding of an artist's work (LS Lowry) and get children to apply it to their own work based on an urban landscape.
5 - 7

Stars on the Ceiling!

Decorate the ceiling in your class with these star pictures.
5 - 11
Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

A useful introduction to the life and art work of Wassily Kandinsky.
5 - 11

Sunflowers

Create a wonderful sunflower display to decorate your school, using this idea (based on Van Gogh's famous painting).
5 - 11

Artist of the Month

A brilliant way of helping children to identify different artists and their work.
7 - 16

Making Comic Books

Use existing comic artists as inspiration for your own comic book work.
5 - 11

Teach about Monet

A tip to try when teaching children about Monet's work.
5 - 11

Monet Style Art

Create a picture in the style of Monet, using this interesting technique which uses wax and an iron!