May 2020


View From My Window


During lockdown, have you been watching Grayson`s Art Club on Monday night on Channel 4?


Last week, he asked viewers to send in paintings or sketches of the view they had from their windows. The winning entry is displayed on the left.

Clare was a complete beginner who had not painted since primary school.


So here`s the challenge, paint (or draw) the view from your window, take a photo and send it to Anne before Monday 15th June for display on the website. An independent artist will choose the best entry and there will be a small money prize for the winner. 


Let`s go to New York!


Would you like to listen to experts talking about paintings? This week we are off to New York to visit the Museum of Modern Art where we can look at a selection of paintings by artists from 1880 - 1940 as well as hear commentary on each of the paintings. Matisse, Monet, Rousseau and Van Gogh are some of the artists featured.

All you have to do is:


1. Click on the link below.

2. Find a painting.

3. Put its number .in the Enter audio number box.

4. Click on the painting to and then press the arrow to hear the commentary.

5. Remember to put your volume up

Click on the link below to see the Moma paintings:

Self Portraits and Painters Quiz


How well do you know self portraits by famous artists? Try the quiz below to find out. When you are finished, you can click on the Again button to try some more questions.

Click on the link below to start the quiz.

Georgia O`Keefe and Alfred Stieglitz: Love and Art Amidst the Spanish Flu


Lets go to Amsterdam!


We can`t fly to Amsterdam at the moment but we can go online and have a look round the wonderful Van Gogh Museum there.The link below will take you into the museum and you will see not only paintings by Van Gogh but other interesting related items in the collection.The first video will start Part 1 of the tour and when that is finished you will be able to click on Part 2 and so on to continue your tour. 

Click on the following link to see round the museum:

Click on the link below to start the quiz. When you finish the quiz, you can press the again button to get a set of different paintings to recognise.


Use the Hidden Meaning of Colour in Your Art


We have another useful informative article by Lori McNee. This time she focuses on colour and how it is used, not only in art but in everyday objects and industry. She also reminds us of how to use warm and cool colours, revises the colour wheel and tells us the meaning of each colour. 


Please click on the link below to read the article:

Do You Know the Nationalities of Famous Painters?

Here`s a quiz below to test your knowledge. Click on the link below to start the quiz.

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