Schools and teachers: art for secondary schools and colleges
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History offers a range of art focused resources and opportunities for visiting art groups. Booking is essential for all visiting groups including self-guided visits: please email to book a visit.
A designated art education officer, who works across all the Oxford University Museums, is able to advise and support your visit. Please email Adrian Brooks.
General and tailored sketchbook introductions
If you bring a group to draw in the Museums, you may like to be welcomed with a 'Sketchbook Introduction'. The Art Education Officer will meet your group, give a brief introduction to the collections and building, show examples of artwork using museum sketchbooks, and give advice about the best techniques to use. Sketchbook introductions can be tailored to your theme.
We are also able to arrange art-based workshops using resources such as digital cameras.Themes are agreed between the art education officer and teachers. We have also offered science/art workshops based on such themes as biodiversity.
Popular art themes include:
Bugs - textile and print designs
Skeletons -photography, analytical drawing and 3D workshops
Mammal and reptile patterns - for graphic work
The Museum of Natural History building - for art history and architectural drawings
Natural and Mechanical forms - visit the Museums of Natural History and the Museum of the History of Science
Animal and human display - visit the Museum of Natural History and the Pitt Rivers.
Art Resource packs
Art Teachers Newsletter: a regular newsletter for art teachers and lecturers showcasing art events in the University Museums
ReSource: drop in sessions for GCSE and A Level pupils researching their exam questions in the February half term
Oxford Art Teach: a network of secondary art teachers throughout the County and beyond committed to high standards in art education
The art education officer can arrange CPD for teachers of KS3, GCSE and A Level students, and we are linked with the Artist Teachers’ Scheme.