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  • Tate schools and teachers resource More than Meireles

    More than Meireles

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  • Tate schools and teachers resources Playground

    Playground

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  • Teachers A is for Britain eye

    A is for Britain

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  • Teachers For Looking open page

    For Looking

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  • Teachers A is for Horses alphabet

    A is for Horses

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  • Teachers Schwitters in Britain filling bags with Playground newspaper

    Playground

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  • Platform single page

    PLATFORM

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  • MCM (Materials for the Construction of Meaning) sign in gallery

    MCM

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  • Teachers A is for Horses cover scans

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  • A is for Horses; page from teacher's resoruces

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  • Richard Hamilton an Exhibit installation
  • Richard Hamilton exhibition catalogue

Resource coordinator

Tate’s Resource coordinators can support you in planning activities for your self-led visit as well as booking resources for your group.

Contact resource.coordinator@tate.org.uk for more information, to book resources or to discuss how the resources might be adapted for your specific needs.

Free resources

We offer an extensive selection of resources to support your visit, ranging from immediate practical prompts and instant physical interventions to more in-depth booklets, films and a termly newspaper.

All our resources are designed to promote a sense of ownership and agency for you and your students, encouraging a confident, inquisitive and imaginative use of the space.

Those listed below have been created by artists in collaboration with Tate London Learning and reflect our current programme.

Playground – termly newspaper for teachers

Playground spread; teachers' resource

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Tate schools and teachers resources Playground

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Pick up a free copy of Issue 2 of Playground from Schools desks at Tate Modern and Tate Britain or request one from the Resource Coordinator while stocks last.

This term’s issue includes contributions from artists Eitan Buchalter, Harold Offeh, Frank Wasser and Adam Walker, a manifesto created by our teachers’ group ‘Teachers Consult’ and a large poster of Meschac Gaba’s Museum of Contemporary African Art.

Free gallery resources

A is For … alphabet resource series

Activities by artists Sam Keogh, Katherine Tolladay and Adam J B Walker.

These short, accessible activities by artists currently working on the Schools and Teachers programme are to be done in the gallery and relate to exhibitions and to our free collection displays.
The only materials that these activities require are a pencil, the paper that the activity is written on and anything you imagine your students may have about their person - a camera phone etc. 
On arrival to the gallery you and your group will be handed copies of one of the letters when you sign in at the Schools desk on the day of your visit.

If you would like help planning how to incorporate an activity into your visit or any further information please contact the Resource Coordinator.

M is for Matisse

M is for Matisse teacher resource image left hand side

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M is for Matisse teacher resource image right hand side

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An activity created specifically for groups visiting the Matisse exhibition. Students are encouraged to re-create artworks they encounter in the gallery by using objects they have in their pockets.

E is for Exquisite Corpse

E is for Exquisite Corpse teacher resource image 1

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E is for Exquisite Corpse teacher resource image 2

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A formal drawing activity that encourages students to bring works from across the gallery into dialogue on the page.

This activity can be done anywhere in the gallery.

O is for Occupy

O is for Occupy teacher resource image 1

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O is for Occupy teacher resource image 2

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Students create a loop out of the A4 paper and occupy space in the gallery before considering what else they are sharing the space with!
Have you become the artwork?
Is anyone looking at you? 

This activity can be done anywhere in the gallery.

For looking

For Looking: Tate resource for teachers; diagram

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For Looking: Tate resource for teachers; composite image

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A generic resource for use with most age groups and in any space at Tate Modern. This metre-long, unfolding paper object is designed to explore the very idea of looking, with space to encourage interactivity, annotating, discussion and divergent thinking.

Please contact the Resource coordinator to book copies to collect when visiting the gallery with your group.

The Cube

Teachers The Cube black and white image

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The Cube: Teachers' resource page

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Devised by artist Abigail Hunt.

A simple tool for use in the galleries or back at school, The Cube encourages students to explore architectural space, context and perception.

An alternative to the sketchbook, students are encouraged to record their ideas directly onto the object.

This resource is only available as a download and needs to be printed prior to your visit; it could also be used in other galleries and spaces.

ABC

Teachers ABC cover scans

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ABC teachers' resource page

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ABC is a set of three resources designed for French speaking students. Each resource takes the student to a different wing in the gallery and encourages them to explore the collection and respond to artworks and ideas through the use of the paper itself.

This resource is only available as a download and needs to be printed prior to your visit.

Free teachers’ resources

The resources below can be posted to you or booked to collect when you arrive at the gallery by contacting the Resource Coordinator

As If

As If; teacher's resource cover

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As If; teacher's resource spread

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Developed by artist Louisa Martin

Artist Louisa Martin worked on the Schools Workshops Programme at Tate Modern 2011–12. As If was developed during this time and captures creative moments in the form of a metafiction through which they can be shared with a wider audience. It is not intended as a guide to the gallery but it is an artist’s invitation to the imagination and a suggestion of an approach to looking at artworks in the collection.

Having initially developed her workshop content from the perspective of her practice and interest in the body, performance, ‘pataphysics and visible portals, Martin’s thinking then developed through shared experiences in the gallery with teachers and students over the course of the year.

PLATFORM

Platform front cover

PLATFORM

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Platform spread

PLATFORM

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Devised by artist Mónica Rivas Velásquez with contributions from artists Jo Addison, Meera Chauda, Natasha Kidd, Matthew Pountney and Jessica Thom.

Developed to support teaching staff working within a broad range of SEN and mainstream educational settings visiting the gallery on independent visits. PLATFORM is an invitation to you and your group to explore Tate Britain and Tate Modern through activities which aim to encourage active exploration, open-ended experimentation and individual pupil choice.

PLATFORM contains a number of individual possibilities within it that you are welcome to use singly or as multiple simultaneous platforms as your visit unfolds. All the platforms can be used with your group straight away or activated further by making copies for each student before your visit so they can cut, make holes, stick and write directly onto them.

e

Teachers e cover scan

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Tate schools and teachers resources: e

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Designed by artists Jo Addison and Natasha Kidd.

This resource consists of 40 separate cards. These offer visual and written prompts to encourage enquiry and deeper understanding around some of the key concepts and principles in Boetti’s work: order and disorder, work and play, collaboration, the passing of time and duality. Conceived as a starting point, this resource can be distributed, shuffled and added to. You are encouraged to think, look harder, raise questions, mimic, draw links and find difference.

More than Meireles

Teachers: More than Meireles cover scan

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Tate schools and teachers resource More than Meireles

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Devised by artist Abigail Hunt.

Inspired by the Cildo Meireles exhibition in 2008, this booklet is designed to offer ways to unpick contemporary art more generally. The ideas and activities are easily transferable and can be adapted and developed for use in the gallery or classroom with a variety of age groups. Comprising of three sections relating directly to Meireles’s practice, Boundaries and Control, Comfort and Perception and Value and Expectation, the pack encourages students to explore the meanings behind contemporary art as well as their position in relation to it as the audience.

Free online resources

All online resources: this link will take you to all the Tate resources available online, including those for Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives and previous exhibitions and displays.