For schools

Art and culture lesson for schools 

Aim: To learn about different art forms, experiment with content based on your own interests and learn how to discuss art.

Target group: Suitable for all ages.

What is needed? Internet access, a computer, tablet or mobile phone for each pair and a suitable space for the activity

Duration: 45-90 minutes

1. Together with the pupils, briefly introduce the website (approx. 5min)

2. Put the pupils into pairs of 2 and allow about 10-15 minutes for the pairs to explore the site and choose the content to try out.

The selection criteria could be for example:

  • an art form they are not familiar with
  • an art form with which you are very familiar
  • most interesting content
  • strangest content
  • funniest content, etc.

When making the choice, the partner should take into account the time available!

Once the choice has been made, the pair should write down why they chose this content.

3. Give the students 15-25 minutes

  • to experiment or implement the content
  • discuss with the partner how they felt and whether they would like to do it again – the partner should write down the key ideas from the discussion 

4. Give 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the group, to present the content.

Pairs present any outputs and what they have tried and learnt.

Supporting questions:

  • Why did you choose this particular art form or content?
  • What was the most fun or interesting aspect of doing or experimenting with the art content?
  • What part of the experiment were you most satisfied with?
  • Was any difficult or impossible to implement?
  • What would you like to try next?

5. Finally, discuss the themes

  • What do children think art and culture are?
  • What kind of art are they interested in?
  • Which art form is important to you?