Art resources for home and school learning

Thank you to Southwark Art Co-ordinators network for bringing us a weekly update of lovely art activities children can enjoy at home or in school during these testing times.


Access Art have a drawing challenge with a few drawing exercises and then the option to send in to their website to be exhibited.


First Sight – Art Activity Packs

The second installment of the First Sight Activity packs is now available to download


Shirley Sides

This week’s installment of Shirley’s wonderful online art classes:

Lettering – https://youtu.be/jqD60xg4rbk
Weaving – https://youtu.be/4ArMrtGfrXo
Art and Mathematics – https://youtu.be/HRgK_ksVWTw

Southbank Centre

A great blog here with some fun and simple craft activities – from artists who they’ve have worked at the Southbank Centre before.


Online events

South London Gallery have a weekly Bad Drawing Club

Bad Drawing Club has moved online, on the SLG’s Instagram, @SouthLondonGallery on Thursdays at 3.30pm. For Bad Drawing Club, the Big Family Press use humour and unconventional methods of mark-making to doodle, copy, scribble and experiment with different approaches to drawing. Together, the group question what makes a drawing ‘bad’, and who gets to say something is ‘bad’ in the first place.


Drawing Room

Sign up to receive the weekly ‘Rock Paper Scissors’ activity packs, and encourage families to email their work to projects to be included in their upcoming online exhibition.



Bainbridge Studios – Big little Artists


The theme is simple – Artwork that responds to the Coronavirus lockdown. Artworks can be from real life, maybe the view looking out of your window or something in your house. Or use your imagination to completely make something up, like a battle between the virus and the NHS. It’s up to you! Every fortnight one entry will be chosen and reproduced into a limited edition print. The winning artist will receive their own copy of the print, while the edition will be for sale with all proceeds going to the www.trusselltrust.org – A fantastic charity that supports a nationwide network of food banks. All artworks will be on the gallery page below and when life returns to normal, they will be arranging a public exhibition of the winning artworks along with the runners up.