Free online resources

Pleasant Pages, Study Frederick Daniel Hardy (1827 – 1911). Oil on panel 1875

During this time of self-isolation, social distancing and home schooling the Wolverhampton Arts and Culture team have made available a range of ideas for creative activities and ways to stay connected with arts and culture.

Wolverhampton Arts and Culture has over 18,000 items in its collection, which range from objects relating to Black Country history and ancient fossils, to old master paintings and contemporary sculptures. We also have the biggest collection of Pop Art outside of London. A vast number of items are available to view online by clicking the Collections tab. It’s a wonderful resource for learning, engagement and creativity.

Our curators have compiled a list of informative books available on Issuu, which relate to artists and artworks in our collections, as well as to our exhibitions.

There’s a carefully selected list of podcasts which document what is currently going on in the arts and discuss recently opened exhibitions and burning topics in the art world.

Beyond viral videos, tutorials and music, YouTube has many great channels where you can learn about art. We’ve selected five YouTube channels covering latest exhibitions and art events as well as those that explore art and art history through the lens of things happening today.

We also have challenges from Sam who runs our Still Lively classes.

All you need to do is click through the pages below to discover resources available. Be sure to check back as we are always adding more.

Page 2: Online exhibitions. Virtual Gallery tour. Explore our collections online
Page 3: Free art books online. Art podcasts. YouTube channels about art
Page 4: Online courses. Interviews with artists
Page 5: Still Lively art activities. Online drawing classes

We also have activities available for young creatives available on our family friendly pages.