We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Art Online

Quarantine does not mean creativity has to stop. Inspired by the Durham University Art Collection and the artists we work with, explore these activities to explore your creativity using what you have around you at home.

Guerrilla Girls, Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum? 2012, Copyright © Guerrilla Girls, Courtesy

How To . . .

Inspired by the Durham University Art Collection, please click the links below to watch our 'how to' videos to practice your artistic skills.

. . . make a soup can like Andy Warhol

. . . make OP ART like Bridget Riley

Helen Schell Activities

Helen Schell is a local artist who has produced creative STEAM activities you can do at home inspired by space exploration and the planet Mars.

Find out more

Pushing paper: contemporary drawing from 1970 to now

Activities deigned to help your creative thoughts exploring our online British Museum touring exhibition illustrating how artists experiment with the power of paper to express their ideas pushing the medium in new directions.

Image: Jo Stanness, Apollo Pavillion, 2018/19, Collection of Durham University, Courtesy of the artist

Find out more

Pushing Paper

Summer in the City (SITC)

Durham’s art, music and theatre festival, is going digital. A collaboration between Durham University and Durham County Council, this new online platform will present a programme of cultural and creative events throughout June for everyone to enjoy from home.

Summer in the City Online

Be Inspired

Explore the Durham University collections to find inspiration for your artworks.

Art Collection

Discover Durham Collections