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Art Online

Art Online is a new platform filled with activities, resources, quizzes and learning for everyone. Our three new interactive pages explore artworks in Durham University’s Art Collection, including explanations of different Printing Techniques; How to Read Art; and Art Club activities that can be used in school or at home.

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

Printing Techniques: A Teaching Resource

Art Club: For primary aged children

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 POP 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.

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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

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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

Join the Summer in the City festival Art Club!

Download these free arts activities inspired by all things art! Send your finished artworks to along with your name, and we will display your work in our community art gallery.

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Be Inspired

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

Art Collection

Discover Durham Collections