Do you have an aspiring artist at home? The Tate Kids website has excellent resources to engage young imaginations. Free art activities, quizzes, films, games and a variety of educational resources.
Tate Kids includes artist-inspired activities which are fun and educational. The activities are themed around specific artists and their iconic art styles highlighting different techniques that kids can investigate.
• Make Pop Art like Warhol – kids can design their own piece of pop art inspired by Andy Warhol.
• Paint like Turner – learn the styles and techniques of Joseph Mallord William Turner.
• Make a chocolate painting – create a Jackson Pollock-inspired chocolate painting.
• Create art like Van Gogh – learn how to make art like Van Gogh.
• Make a spin painting – kids can spin paint to create a piece of art that is inspired by artist Damien Hirst.
• Create a surreal story – create your very own surreal adventure.
• Collage a Matisse snail – using materials found around the house, create shapes to make a Matisse-inspired collage.
Kids can also download colouring-in pages inspired by works in Tate’s collection like George Stubbs’ Horse Frightened by a Lion.
Kids can create and upload their own digital masterpieces with Tate Paint and play online games and quizzes featuring artists in the Tate collection. Find out ‘Which Art Movement” you are and create your own digital Street Art.
Tate Kids provide child-friendly introductions to artists such as Lubaina Himid and Vincent van Gogh through the Who’s Who? series.
Kids can go on an art adventure through the explore pages. Tate Kids videos include a tour of Tate Britain by children’s author Jacqueline Wilson, a visit to street artist Camille Walala’s studio and YouTuber Olly Pike’s LGBTQ+ artist’s film.
‘How To’ videos for all ages are available on Tate’s YouTube channel, learn to paint like Frank Bowling, print like Andy Warhol or cast like Rachel Whiteread. Also available across Tate’s YouTube channel are a huge range of artist interviews as well as recordings of past talks and events including Olafur Eliasson discussing sustainability with key figures from across the social and political sphere, and Lubaina Himid in conversation with Maria Balshaw.
Here are some great Artbooks to keep the kids entertained.
Do you need ideas on how to keep the kids engaged while spending time at home? Be sure to check out our other blogs:
• Google Arts and Culture – virtual tours for kids
• NGV Kids – free kids activities for home
• Free ACMI online School Holiday Activities for kids
• Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo streaming live videos
• Kids Storytime goes online
• Kids can enjoy Melbourne Museums at Home
• Sydney Opera House online hub – ‘For the Kids’
• Australian National Maritime Museum online activities and games
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