Teaching Resource

Research skills and exam support

Designed to inspire ideas for research in the gallery, classroom and everyday life

What does research really look like for artists?

How to Research offers creative strategies to support a broad range of Art and Design curriculum at GCSE, BTEC, AS and A Level. Developed in conversation with artists and teachers, these resources invite consideration of the meaning and value of research within art practice. They allow space for you to use your expertise to adapt the activities to suit the needs of your students, and to expand the ideas within them in ways most relevant to their chosen subjects.

By championing research as an integral tool for developing students’ individual voices and lines of enquiry, the How to Research series aims to support engaged, contextualised, thoughtful investigations into and alongside art and art-making.

Drawing as Research

This booklet, devised by artist Sovay Berriman, takes ‘drawing’ as the focus for how to research

Writing as Research

This booklet, devised by artist Claire Potter, takes ‘writing’ as the focus for how to research

Looking as Research

This booklet, devised by artist Anna Lucas, takes ‘looking’ as the focus for how to research

How to Research booklets are also available to pick up at the Schools Desk at Tate Britain and Tate Modern.

To further support your students at exam time see our Exam Help pages for more ideas and inspiration.

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