During this time of self-isolation, social distancing and home schooling we’re all in need of ideas for creative activities and ways to stay connected with arts and culture. So, our team at Wolverhampton Art Gallery has prepared some online resources that you can turn to for inspiration.
Even though we’re temporarily closed, you can still visit Wolverhampton Art Gallery virtually on @Google Street View. Explore the galleries by clicking Virtual Tour.
You can also take a look around Bantock.
Explore our collections online
We have a vast number of objects in our collection, from items relating to Black Country history and ancient fossils, to old master paintings and contemporary sculptures. It’s a wonderful resource for learning, engagement and creativity.
There is also online access to some objects in our collection via Art UK
Free art books online
You can access some informative books related to artists and artworks in our collections and exhibitions programme on Issuu:
Tune in to an art podcast and learn about things you have always wanted to know and never had time for. This is 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.
YouTube channels about art
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.
Universities and institutions around the world offer their courses online for free. We have selected courses for complete beginners as well as for teachers and art practitioners, ranging from photography, modern and contemporary art, through teaching to fundraising and leadership.
Interviews with artists in our collection
We’ve selected some interesting video interviews with selected artists in our collection and those we have been recently working with.
Sam Hale who organises Still Lively at Wolverhampton Art Gallery has put together some challenges for you to take part in. Click on the links below and develop your skills.
Online Drawing Classes
Artist Kathleen Fabre has created a series of online drawing classes inspired by Wolverhampton Art Gallery’s famous Pop Art collection. They are free to down-load and a new activity will be added to the Gallery website each week. Follow the expert advice and tips to develop new artistic skills, learn new creative techniques, and make your own Pop-inspired artworks from the comfort of your own home.