20 October 2017

Art and design

Design inspired by buildings: teaching resources

Activities, resources and links to encourage your students to use the buildings and places around them as a source of design inspiration.

Balck and white image of castle reflected on river

Where's your beautiful place?

What are the buildings or places that inspire you and your students? Here are some ideas to get you started from the Engaging Places team.

Old fashioned bedroom.

Architecture in Focus: Blenheim Palace

A great building can be a wonderful teaching aid. Find out all about Blenheim Palace and the opportunities it offers in a range of curriculum areas.

Downloadable key stage 3 Art and design lesson plans

Great resources for your key stage 3 Art and design lessons.

Opening eyes to art and beauty

Art and design teaching activities for Key Stages 1 and 2, using images as a trigger for discussing what counts as beauty.

Skyscraper against blue sky

Tall buildings

Symbolising wealth and power, skyscrapers make great teaching resources.

Tales from the Palace

Inspired by stories about Kensington Palace and its inhabitants, year 5 students wrote, performed and directed films breathing new life into the past.

Downloadable key stage 2 Art and design lesson plans

Great resources for your key stage 2 Art and design lessons.

Jarvis Cocker makes music with the National Trust

Former enfant terrible of British Pop creates soothing sounds using National Trust buildings.

Stories in stone: the student's point of view

A student from Madeley Academy talks about his experience of Stories in stone so far.

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