Art & Craft Resources


The Studio Morland

Primary: Jenny Brook is posting a daily art activity for kids to do on her Facebook page.

Primary: 18 Crafts for Kids – go!

Secondary: Free Makes from Unit 12 (with video instructions)

Grizdale Arts

Clay Play 7/3-4/4/21 Online.

Join award winning experimental designers and makers Joe Hartley Tom Philipson as they guide you through a series of simple and adaptable techniques to make a range of visually stunning pottery products using just a piece of wire and a screw to cut clay.


TCR Hub Barnard Castle

TCR Family Activity Coordinators Sarah Gent and Jane Woodward are delivering online social sessions to enjoy learning a new craft or cooking a new dish together this winter, supporting families through Lockdown 3. f you’d like to know more, visit out What’s On page to see what’s currently available here.

Bowes Museum

In honour of the magnificent painting by Dieric Bouts that depicts St Luke drawing the Virgin and Child, Bowes Museum has created a video series called #InspiredByBouts along with running workshops in June 2020. Find out more by clicking the links below:

Inspired by Bouts video series

Bouts art workshops

Portraits through objects PDF download

The Artful Parent


(including Tyne and Wear, Teeside, Sunderland, Middlesborough)

Shipley Art Gallery

The Shipley Art Gallery has teamed up with local artist Elizabeth Kane who explains how to create a winter water-colour using water-colour pencils.

An activity using water-colour pencils

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

BALTIC has been working with their freelance artist team to create some brand new Home & School resources. Inspired by BALTIC exhibitions, past and present, and created by BALTIC’s Learning and Freelance Artist teams, they’ll offer prompts and inspiration for children of all ages, but particularly under 13s.

Home & School resources

MIMA – Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art


MIMA has partnered with Illustrator Katie Chappell to launch a new weekly YouTube show. Each show is filled with  lots of brilliant ‘making and doing’ ideas for children of all ages to do at home or in the classroom.

Introduction to the show

Full list of episodes

Tees Valley Creative Learning Partnership  

Tees Valley Creative Learning Partnership has created a resource with a range of activities based around a specific theme. The current theme centres around Spring, but more activities will be added over the year.

Art activities