Websites Every Art Teacher Should Know

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There are lots of websites out there that are useful to art teachers and below is a collection that I think every art teacher should know.  You might be looking for inspiring artists to introduce to your students.  You might want websites that you can direct your students to.  You could be looking for artworks that you can use in the classroom.  There are websites to explore that, with guidance, could be used as a cover/sub lesson. There is so much out there to help you and improve your subject knowledge.  Here are a few websites that I like.
This is Colossal

Colossol is a blog about art, artists, photographers, craft and visual culture.  This blog seems to have its finger on the pulse of all that is new in the art world.  I can get lost in the art and artists they feature.  It’s a great place to discover new artists to use with your students.  They state: “With an archive of over 6,000 articles written by seven contributors, we pride ourselves in celebrating the work of both emerging and established artists through an ongoing commitment to make art accessible to everyone.”

Tate Kids

Tate Kids is a useful site if you teach primary aged children.  With ideas to use in the classroom that link to well know artists and online games and quizzes, it has a lot to offer.

Art UK is the online home of every UK public art collection.  The site is fully searchable and what I really like about it, is you can search by topic.  So, if you want to research a theme such as ‘Dreams’ you can do so.

Starbeck art resources
Starbeck is the specialist school supplier of inexpensive, exciting & unusual history, art, religious & cultural artefacts.  If you are looking for something different for your students to draw such as fossils, crustaceans or insects, or perhaps to make cross-curricular links with a culture or period of history, this is just the place to look.
Website every art teacher should know about

Google Arts & Culture is a truly comprehensive online resource.  Whether you want to zoom in on a painting in amazing detail, explore an A-Z of art movements, explore unanswerable questions, link to art collections around the globe, you’ll find it here.

websites every art teacher should know about

The Arty Teacher YouTube channel has a growing bank of videos.  You might find the ‘How to…’ type video’s useful, or it could introduce you to your new favourite art lesson or unit of work.

Tate Art Terms is a section of the Tate website which is an online glossary designed to explain and illuminate some of the art terminology used on their website.  However, it’s also a great resource to use in the classroom too.  If you want students to find a definition for an art movement, medium or technique, this is a good website to direct them to.

website every art teacher should know

Art Rabbit is a platform for international contemporary art exhibitions and events.  What I like about it is how easy it is to search for exhibitions and events anywhere in the world.  You can search by place, date and also if it’s current, closing soon or upcoming.  Fantastic!

website every art teacher should know

Art History Teaching Resources is a peer-populated platform for art history teachers. AHTR is home to a constantly evolving and collectively authored online repository of art history teaching content including, but not limited to, lesson plans, video introductions to museums, book reviews, image clusters, and classroom and museum activities.

textile artist
If you teach textiles, TexileArtist.org has a wealth of information about artists, techniques and processes.  If you want to increase your subject knowledge or discover new artists to inspire your students, this is a popular website to know about.
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If you know of any useful website, please comment below.
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Sarah Crowther is The Arty Teacher. She is a high school art teacher in the North West of England. She strives to share her enthusiasm for art by providing art teachers around the globe with high-quality resources and by sharing her expertise through this blog.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Hello There
    I am the art coordinator in a primary school. I have scoured the internet for fab art websites for home learning with primary children. I absolutely love yours and was wondering if you have any ideas or other websites that would be helpful to parents and teachers for this age group that you might recommend. Thank you so much.

    Kind regards
    Michelle Clarke

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