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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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