Last Updated 26th March 2020
We hope the following information is helpful to teachers looking to use AccessArt to help deliver online learning. Please do get in touch if you have a specific question.
This will be an evolving list so please bear with us as we respond to a slight change in the type of resources schools now need – but responding we are. We will be releasing new resources over the next few weeks. If you are already registered with AccessArt we will keep you up to date, if you are not registered pls do so.
There are many more resources available on the AccessArt website than those mentioned below, but we do not want to add unnecessary “noise” at this time, so the resources below have been chosen as starting points for those in an early stage exploration of what AccessArt can offer.
We have split the resources into “short term: online learning” and “long term: planning”.
Short Term: Online Learning
Firstly, We have created where we will be posting resources we highlight in relation to Covid-19. These are not by any means all the resources our of our 850 which are suitable for home learning; just a highlighted few. These pages will be updated weekly and can be shared directly with staff and parents:
The above pages are always accessible from the “Covid-19” menu item on every page of www.accessart.org.uk, and contain stand alone projects you may wish to send to children/families.
With have 2 main online “courses”: 7 Steps to Drawing and Sketchbook Skills. Both these courses were designed for teachers but since Covid-19 we are quickly re formating the courses to make sure they are completely accessible, not just to teachers but also to children and families, so that they can be sent out directly. They will be perfect for not only staff to learn new skills but also for children and parents. So, we will send you the links to the revised courses when they are available (hopefully week starting 31st March).
Each “course” comprises several elements and realistically could provide a whole terms worth of learning in themselves. Most importantly, when children return to school, they would have learnt valuable skills which will stay with them.
Likewise we are also reformatting our “ten minutes five times a day” – which has 5 drawing exercises – again that should be ready next week.
There are lots more resources of course and if you have a particular theme or media in mind then we can respond to that with suggested plan. Drawing and sketchbooks is a great way in for home users though as materials are always at hand (even if its just a biro and an envelop!).
Long Term: Planning
Many schools are taking the opportunity to plan the art curriculum for when things return to normal. To help with this please visit the page below which houses our Exemplar Plan for EYFS and Primary, plus our Progression Plan.
You can also find currciulum advice at
(Both the above pages are also accessible from the “I am” menu on the main menu of AccessArt. Choose “Primary Teacher” from the “I am” menu).
We really hope those links help and we’re very happy to keep talking to help you through this.
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