Week 4: Go on a virtual tour of an art gallery!
Visiting art galleries and museums is such a wonderful thing to do to get you interested in art.... but of course we are not able to do that right now so why not go on your own virtual tour of an art gallery! Explore the rooms of an art gallery and take a look at the different work on display. Zoom in to the pictures and read information about the artist. Do you recognise any of the artist's names or works of art themselves?
There are so many galleries to choose from. Click on the museum name to begin your tour.
Here are some of my favourites:
There are also some fantastic activity booklets available from the National Portrait Gallery which I have included below for you to download.
Enjoy your visits!
Here are some fanstatic activities for you to try from the National Portrait Gallery. Hover your mouse over each one to download the resource:
A specially commissioned activity book of portraits and illustrations inspired by favourite writers such as Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling, Douglas Adams and Malorie Blackman.
My Superheroes, 2012; the Gallery’s first hospital activity book illustrated by Marion Deuchars including the following sitters: Sir Francis Drake, Michael Faraday, Mary Seacole, Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton and Emmeline Pankhurst.
National Portrait Gallery Activity Book - Playful Portraits
Playful Portraits, 2019; our most recent activity book designed by award winning illustrator Quinton Winter. This book takes as its theme Rebels, Believers and Dreamers, and includes contemporary sitters Mala Yousafzi, David Weir and Ben Whishaw, alongside historical sitters such as Octavia Hill and William Blake.