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Creative Resources for Families

Get Creative at Home

Our Learning and Engagement Team have listed some 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. Art Rebels online family workshops

    Each of our 6 Art Rebels Family Friendly Workshops are delivered by different members of our creative community and include a fun activity to do at home. Find all of them here

  7. 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 

  8. 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 

  9. Anna and Arji’s Broom Cupboard  

    A series of 5 minute videos featuring fun creative activities and games for 3-7 year olds and their families to do at home. All videos are BSL interpreted and use easy to find materials. Find them here: https://www.alineart.co.uk/watch-make-do

  10. Heart n Soul at Home

    Led by people with learning disabilities and autism, Heart n Soul have created resources, downloadable Art Packs, digital content and summer participatory activities to do at home.
    https://www.heartnsoul.co.uk/stayhome