Walk through art galleries

Walk through art galleries

The following site enables you to visit a number of art galleries and to walk around the collection.

You will need to follow the prompts and play around to see how you can manoeuvre through various collections and to zoom in and out of selected art works. It’s fun.

Key the following link into a search site such as Google.


Drawing/Photography Class Activity

Drawing/Photography Class Activity

The following link takes you to an idea already used in some schools with Middle School students.


A photograph and drawing is combined to make an artwork. Part of the photograph is replaced by sections of drawings. Sometimes the drawings replace the section of photograph removed and sometimes they become part of a new image. It’s worth a visit even you think you’ve done this kind of activity before. Float the idea with students and see where they take it. Remember, there’s no one way to take such ideas.

You might like to share what your students do online here.

Don’t forget to click onto the ‘enlarge’  icon to view full screen.

If you come across or make similar videos or DVDs that might be useful to teachers or students please let me know and I will include them. Keep in mind that all teachers are not familiar with all ideas you’ve used so things that might be obvious to you need not be obvious to all.

Indigenous Football Boots

Indigenous Australian Football Boots.

The professionally hand painted football boots of some well-known Australian Indigenous AFL players can be viewed on the AFL site listed below.

A number of sportsmen and professional artists contributed to the project and there is a description of the work and the player included as well as selected images.

This site could be used in many ways to inspire students in their own art activities including design, research and investigation into Cultural Studies. It provides necessary links between Sport and Culture. Further information might be obtained by contacting the AFL which has already done an enormous amount towards encouraging and supporting Indigenous people.

To access this AFL site enter into Google –


Street Art Stencil Style

Street Art Stencil Style

The web link below takes you to a demonstration of one form of Street Art Stencil style. It shows a technique of building a large wall design using multiple stencils cut from plastic sheet. Spray can paint is used.

Many school students present stencilled art works for their folio work and this shows how simple ideas can be developed and explored in their own work. It is not an invitation to enage in illegal activity and should only be used in school under the supervision of a teacher.

Be aware of the need to wear a protective breathing mask and rubber gloves.

The link takes a minute to fully download and needs to be enlarged to full screen by clicking on the appropriate arrows in the bottom right hand corner of the small screen.

To return to original size use the Escape key on the computer keypad.

http://www.Speedy Graphito Shows Us How It’s Done

Step Wells of Gujarat (India) by Kakoli Sen


Step Wells of Gujarat (India)

Made by Kakoli Sen, a close friend of mine and an outstanding Art Teacher.


Click onto the web link below


Step Wells, are relics of past days, often overlooked and receiving little formal support. Those that have been restored and protected have usually been managed by small local communities. Yet, these Step Wells are glorious monuments to a rich and important Indian Culture and History.

The Step Wells were often covered with magnificent and ornamental full-sized sculptured forms of animals, Gods and Goddesses, relief panels and scroll motifs, and Geometric and floral patterns and designs. These works were far more than decorative and often the Step Wells were associated with a nearby Hindu Temple.

The first Step wells began appearing during the 6th Century AD. They provided water essential to farming and to survival as well as a social space where people could meet in the cool of Summer. The demise of the Step Wells began with the arrival of the British who instead introduced channels, pipes and taps.


These Step Wells are too important  and beautiful not to be restored or to be classified as Historical sites of great importance and value




Digital Video: Year 11 PLC.

Digital Video

The following link takes you to the Digital Video created by Year 11 PLC student Aniti Shao in 2010.

The video takes a minute to download and it’s worth leaving it to do that or you will see it in small segments.

If you know of other student works on You Tube links that would be of value to students to view please contact me using the details on Contact Max found in the side menu, or leave a comment in the box below.


Design Project: Extraordinary

Design Project: Extraordinary.

This video shows an amazing German Design project that will amaze students interested in Design in all it’s various aspects, sculpture, construction and modelmaking.

Of course, its entertainment value and sense of play will also not be missed.

If you come across such videos online that have value to Visual Arts students, please let me know (contact details in the side margin or use the comments box below).

Click on the link and allow time to download.

http://www.miniatur -wunderland. com/exhibit/ video/4-minutes- wunderland/

Throwing a clay pot on a wheel.

Throwing a clay pot

The link below takes you to a demonstration of how to throw a clay pot on a wheel. Simply click your mouse onto any part of the link. And, don’t forget to enlarge to full screen format (click at bottom right hand side of video box).

It is designed and demonstrated for those with little or no pottery experience by Narelle Baker, a highly successful and motivating Australian Art Teacher.

As with most web videos, I find it best to open and leave to download before watching them. Otherwise, they usually stop and start every few seconds as the downloading proceeds. This may take a minute or two.

If you have or know of other good You Tube art process-related videos, please let me know in the response space at the bottom of this page and I will try to include them.

Don’t forget to click on the’Fullscreen’ button at the bottom right corner of the box to enlarge the picture.