Codes for New Classes on Teams

We have now started using Microsoft Teams via Glow to create classes for Art and Design and Higher Photography.

For now this will entail you being able to have a look at information about hints and tips, some areas you will be studying or even useful websites to visit.

Check out your class code below. ( Remember this will either be the year group or the class you will be going into in August. )

Art and Design & Photography Teams Class Codes

S1 Art & Design:  xlwqi8f

S2 Art & Design: nhuevdx

S3 Art & Design: z9lktmf

S4- N4/N5 Art & Design: b72lndn

S5/S6- N5/Higher Art & Design: x12g5zo

S6 Higher Photography: d3skwai

S3 Art and Design Showcase of Work

S3 Art and Design Showcase

Check out our Artwork Showcase PowerPoint attached which exhibits some of the fantastic work S3 pupils have been working on at home.

If you are an S3 Taylor High School student and you have not done so already,  take part in the exciting and creative Art and Design projects by joining  the S3 Edmodo Class.

Class code: ji6qc6

S2 Art and Design Showcase

S2 Art and Design Showcase of Work

Check out our Artwork Showcase PowerPoint attached which exhibits some of the fantastic work S2 pupils have been working on at home.

If you are an S2 Taylor High School student and you have not done so already,  take part in the exciting and creative Art and Design projects by joining  the S2 Edmodo Class.

Class code: ee4xcf

S1 Art and Design Showcase

S1 Art Showcase of Work

Check out our Artwork Showcase PowerPoint attached which exhibits some of the fantastic work S1 pupils have been working on at home.

If you are an S1 Taylor High School student and you have not done so already,  take part in the exciting and creative Art and Design projects by joining  the S1 Edmodo Class.

Class code: s59k8d

Exploring Art and Design Online


Art Websites and Virtual Gallery Tours ‌

You may be keeping safe at home but that doesn’t mean that you can’t keep entertained. Bring the Art world straight into your home with these Virtual Gallery Tours of Art Galleries from across the world. ‌ There is a list of excellent websites for you to visit which have plenty of creative learning experiences, hints and tips to build you into a confident artist and designer.

‌ Once you have explored the websites and the virtual tours, try some of the tasks and activities. Find all of the information you need below.

Remember to upload your work to us in the assignment area in Edmodo. ‌

Have fun!


Exploring Art and Design Online

Below is a list of excellent virtual galleries and videos you can use to explore art and design works online. Spend some time having a browse and see what interesting discoveries you can make!*

You can document your discoveries any way you like (e.g. making notes and drawings) and share them with your teacher on Edmodo. There is also a list of tasks you can choose from at the bottom of this document.

*Before you access any online resources, please get permission from a parent or carer.

 Google Art and Culture:

Google Arts and Culture site is massive collection of images and information on millions of artists and designers!

Click the link above or search to browse the website.



Artfactory is a fantastic website with free art lessons. It shares the knowledge and understanding of art and design to improve your artistic skills and to increase your enjoyment in creating artworks.

There lessons explore a variety of drawing, painting and design techniques across a range of subjects and styles.

In each lesson we lead you through an illustrated step by step development of the artwork from its initial stages to the finished example.


BBC Bitesize:

In April BBC Bitesize will be changing to bring you daily content that supports your education and wellbeing. Explore a range of Art and Design resources, information and video clips.



Virtual Galleries:

Many galleries/museums now allow you to explore their collections of art and design work and various artefacts without having to set foot in the building, either through Google Arts and Culture or their own website. You may be interested in some of the suggestions below or may even find other virtual galleries to add to the list.

  1. British Museum, London

This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. You can also find hundreds of artefacts on the museum’s virtual tour.

  1. National Galleries, Scotland

Visit the National Galleries website to discover incredible works of art from the Scottish National Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.


  1. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

This famous American art museum features two online exhibits through Google. The first is an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including many renderings of clothes from the colonial and Revolutionary eras. The second is a collection of works from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.

  1. Musée d’Orsay, Paris

You can virtually walk through this popular gallery that houses dozens of famous works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914. Get a peek at artworks from Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, among others.

  1. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

One of Korea’s popular museums can be accessed from anywhere around the world. Google’s virtual tour takes you through six floors of Contemporary art from Korea and all over the globe.

  1. Pergamon Museum, Berlin

As one of Germany’s largest museums, Pergamon has a lot to offer – even if you can’t physically be there. This historical museum is home to plenty of ancient artefacts including the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and, of course, the Pergamon Altar.

  1. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Explore the masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age, including works from Vermeer and Rembrandt. Google offers a Street View tour of this iconic museum, so you can feel as if you’re actually wandering its halls.

  1. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Anyone who is a fan of this tragic, ingenious painter can see his works up close (or, almost up close) by virtually visiting this museum – the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.

  1. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

European artworks from as far back as the 8th Century can be found in this California art museum. Take a Street View tour to discover a huge collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs.

  1. Uffizi Gallery, Florence

This less well-known gallery houses the art collection of one of Florence, Italy’s most famous families, the de’Medicis. The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 specifically for Cosimo I de’Medici, but anyone can wander its halls from anywhere in the world.

  1. MASP, São Paulo

The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is a non-profit and Brazil’s first modern museum. Artworks placed on clear perspex frames make it seem like the artwork is hovering in midair. Take a virtual tour to experience the wondrous display for yourself.

  1. The Louvre, Paris
    Visit the museum’s exhibition rooms and galleries, contemplate the façades of the Louvre in it’s very own virtual tours.

Narrated Art Tour by Musicians| Art Zoomed

Listen and keep your eyes peeled, as iconic music figures take you on a tour of some of the greatest masterpieces of the world in Art Zoom.

  1. Vincent Van Gogh – The Starry Night, narrated by Maggie Rogers
    -Listen to Maggie Rogers talk about the dramatic contrasts in Van Gogh’s Starry Night (MoMA The Museum of Modern Art), the way his painted stars look like eyes when you zoom in close, and why this particular artwork makes her think of David Bowie’s music.
    Zoom into Van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’ Get up close to the iconic nightscape from New York’s MoMA.
  2. Edvard Munch – The Scream, narrated by Girl in Red
    -Listen to Girl in Red as she details the angsty character that has made the Scream one of the most iconic paintings in art history (and a very popular emoji too ! ) and discusses its identity. So who is pictured in the Scream after all? Tune in to find out.
    – Zoom into ‘The Scream’ Take a tour of Edvard Munch’s chillingly modern motif with The Munch Museum, Oslo. Why is ‘The Scream’ screaming?
  3. Claude Monet – La Gare Saint Lazare, narrated by Jarvis Cocker
    -Discover why Cocker compares Claude Monet’s La Gare Saint Lazare (The National Gallery, London) to an 80’s horror movie and an ACDC concert, and listen to him explain why Impressionism is called what it is.
    Zoom into Claude Monet’s ‘The Gare St-Lazare’ with the National Gallery, London.
  4. Pieter Bruegel the Elder – The Tower of Babel, narrated by Feist
    -As well as telling us the story behind Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s The Babel Tower (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien), discover why Feist compares the renaissance artist and his contemporaries to the indie folk-pop duo Kings of Convenience and singer, songwriter and activist, Chance the Rapper.
    Zoom into Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s The Tower of Babel and discover its incredible details.


Each of these tasks can be done in whichever format you prefer – e.g. handwriting on a scrap piece of paper (feel free to add doodles/drawings), typing up a document on Word or making a PowerPoint slide with pictures and text. You may come up with an even more creative way to show what you have learned!


  1. Complete a diary entryof your experience on Google Arts and Culture and your most interesting art/design find!
  2. Complete a short travel review of a virtual trip you have taken to one of the famous galleries/museums.
    • Discuss the gallery/museum in general, what you liked best and what you would recommend to others.
    • Try to explain the reasons behind your opinions.
  3. Choose an artwork from the Zoomed videos and write a short newspaper article about it.
    • Write about how the artist used the visual elements and how they created mood/atmosphere.
    • Think of a catchy headline for your article.
    • You could do some extra research online.
  4. Choose an interesting artist you have discovered and make your own artwork inspired by their style.
  5. Choose an interesting designer you have discovered and draw your own design inspired by their style.




Welcome to Taylor High School’s Art and Design Department website. Here you will find information on what support, activities and lessons are being offered to help students progress on their creative journey.