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Creative Resources for Families

Get Creative at Home

Our Learning and Engagement Team have listed 10 online art resources and initiatives that you can do at home, with limited materials. Unleash your inner artist and get creative. 

  1. Turner Contemporary’s Art Rebel Cards

    Playful prompts and activities to help you explore your surroundings like a true artist. You can download a free print out resource here.  The full set of cards are usually available to buy in our shop. 

  2. Isolation Art School

    An Instagram account of projects, lessons and tips by artists to help people get creative whilst they are staying at home during the Covid19 pandemic. Activities are categorised for children and adults/students: https://www.instagram.com/isolationartschool/ 

  3. Tate Kids

     Packed full of arty content to keep you entertained including videos, step by step making activities, games and quizzes: https://www.tate.org.uk/kids 

  4. Art is Where the Home Is

    Firstsite Gallery, based in Colchester, has launched a new artist created activity pack each week, featuring contributions from UK artists Antony Gormley, Gillian Wearing, Jeremy Deller and Grayson Perry: https://firstsite.uk/art-is-where-the-home-is/ 

  5. Felt-Tip-Pen

    Art & Design classroom ready resources, which are interesting, clear and creative. The latest blog post lists resources you can access anywhere: http://felt-tip-pen.com/ 

  6. Portfolio Competition

    Enter Turner Contemporary’s Art Competition open to schools and community groups across Kent & Medway. This year’s theme is ‘Places & Spaces’and we’ve extended the deadline to the 31st Mayhttps://portfolioartcompetition.com/ 

  7. Art Rebels online family workshops

    From the 27 April our Art Rebel Family Friendly Workshops will be available for you to tune in to, delivered by a different member of our creative community each week:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC46lUBP5S4Vzu6dgO6YISPg 

  8. Arts Education Exchange illustration briefs 

    Margate Youth Organisation Arts Education Exchange have created illustration briefs specifically written for young people to engage with current events through creativity: https://artsedex.org/resources-1 

  9. 1927’s Animation Collaboration

    Get drawing and co-create a new animation! 1927 theatre company are inviting people of any age anywhere to create some illustrations using any means they choose, in response to a story created by inmates from a Prison in Chile where they led a storytelling workshop when we were touring there earlier this year.  The drawings that they received will then be turned it into an animation:  https://www.19-27.co.uk/simon-says

  10. Ways to keep on moving 

    Getting active can support creativity. There are a number of online classes to get the family moving. We like HotPod Yoga Margate’s online family yoga class that weaves in storytelling: https://hotpodyoga.com/studios/margate/ and Flock Dance’s online creative dance for children: www.flockdance.com