Free Learning Resources

Free downloadable Learning Resources to accompany Ben Uri exhibitions


Ben Uri's Learning Team has put together a range of free learning resources for schools, families and the wider community.

Each Learning Resource has curricular related and tailored activities, in order to support students, teachers and the community in gaining a deeper understanding and gratification of the arts.

Select from either:

New exhibition resource for Secondary Schools 

Our new interactive timeline maps out German migration from the 1900's to 2004 through the artists in our collection. See how the changes in history impacted on the lives and works of many German Jewish artists. 


View Refugees: The Lives of Others 'Timeline'

at www.sutori.com/story/learning-resource

Primary Learning Resources

Art, identity and migration


Ben Uri Out of Chaos posterExplore a century of art and discover the very human stories of struggle and identity at the heart of the Ben Uri's Collection.

Supporting the exhibition Out of Chaos: Ben Uri - 100 Years in London, this pack will help you and your students explore the themes and techniques used in a wide range of 20th century artworks.

Photography 


Explore the street photography of Wolfgang Suschitzky, Dorothy Bohm and Neil Libbert, who depicted London, Paris and New York across three crucial decades. 

Supporting the exhibition Unseen: London, Paris and New York 1940s-60s, this pack will introduce your students to the art of street photography. Each photograph is accompanied by teaching points identifying the social commentary they reveal, with guidelines on how to read a photograph, introducing photographic terminology.


Find out more and download the free resource


 

Portraiture 

Refiguring the 50s exhibition resource


Joan Eardley Boys HeadExplore portraiture styles and Britain in the 1950s with artists LS Lowry, Josef Herman, Joan Eardley, Sheila Fell and Eva Frankfurther.

Supporting the exhibition Refiguring the 50s, this pack will help you and your students discover the themes and techniques of these exciting, individual artists and their paintings.


Find out more and download free portraiture resources

 

Carnival Arts 

The A-Z of the Elimu Carnival Band


Carnival Learning ResourceBring the carnival to your school with 6 Art & DT units, complete with detailed lesson plans, student workbooks and how-to presentations.

Here you'll find everything you need to run an unforgettable school arts week, or individual sessions to inspire and engage your class.


Find out more and download free carnival arts resources

 

Emigré Art and the Jewish Faith


Alfred Wolmark In the SynagogueExplore the history and rituals of Judaism through the artwork of Alfred Wolmark. Learn about his life as a young immigrant in London and how he explored his Jewish identity at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Includes discussion points, detailed overviews and a comprehensive glossary which will support any study into the Jewish faith and ethnicity.


Find out more and download free Alfred Wolmark and Judaism resource

Eva Frankfurther: Portraiture and Identity


Eva Frankfurther Portrait of a WomanLearn all about the work of Eva Frankfurther, why and how she came to the UK, and why she chose to depict ‘ordinary people’. Lots of great ideas for exploring portraits and personal identity.


Find out more and download free Eva Frankfurther Learning Pack

Ludwig Blum: Landscapes 


Ludwig Blum artworkExplore a landscape painting by Ludwig Blum and learn how to make a collage landscape of your own with a just a small selection of materials. Includes a teacher’s pack and ‘How to Make Your Own Collage’ instructions.

 


Find out more and download free Ludwig Blum resources

Josef Herman: Memory, Family and Tradition


Explore the themes of Memory, Family and Tradition, and experiment with the same art techniques used by Josef Herman himself! Includes activities for Primary and Secondary levels. Learning resources include: learning pack, museum activity pack and activities for primary and secondary schools.


Find out more and download free Josef Herman resources

Boris Aronson: Avant-garde Theatre


This colourful resource explores the exciting world of Boris Aronson's New York Yiddish Theatre. Resource materials include 'How to Make a Mini-Theatre' and templates for theatre costumes.


Find out more and download free Boris Aronson resources


 

Max Weber Cubism


Ben Uri Max Weber An American Cubist in London CoverThis free learning resource explores the work of groundbreaking cubist Max Weber and the Ben Uri exhibition Max Weber: An American Cubist in Paris and London. Discover the work of Max Weber, learn all about Cubism and experiment with some art techniques used by Cubist artists themselves!


Find out more and download Max Weber and Cubism resources

 

Roman Halter and Stained Glass 


Ben Uri oman Halter- Life and Art Through Stained Glass £15This free learning resource explores the work of stained glass artist Roman Halter and the 2014 Ben Uri exhibition Roman Halter: Life and Art through Stained Glass. This resource provides teachers and students with an introduction to stained glass, the life and work of Roman Halter and themes of family, craft and tradition.


Download free Roman Halter stained glass resource (PDF format 700Kb)

 

 Jewish Festivals


Jewish Festivals learning resourcesDownload free resources exploring Jewish festivals through art in the Ben Uri collection


Find out more


 

London Grid for Learning

Art in the Open


Teaching materials and resources through the Art in the Open programme


Find out more

 

Art Skills for Teachers


Art Skills for Teachers covers drawing skills, 3D skills, painting, collage and printing

Find out more

 

Secondary Learning Resources

Yalta 1945 Resource


YALTA 1945

Use our Yalta 1945 resource  to explore the context and history of the Yalta Conference and how it influenced artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid's installation. Please find the accompanying Yalta Big Three Activity  here.

See this article and video to support your students:


Yalta Summit 12th February 

 Bulldozer Exhibition 1974


Dr Nicky Kozicharow, a specialist in 19th and 20th Century Russian and Soviet Art and Visual Culture, and affiliated lecturer at the University of Cambridge, delivered an audio lecture about the 'The Bulldozer Exhibition of 1974'.


Listen to 'The Bulldozer Exhibition' lecture 


 

Holocaust Education 


Holocaust Resource imageA new resource exploring themes identified within a number of works from the Ben Uri collection is now available online to support Holocaust studies for GCSE History students and GCSE Art and Design students who wish to research Holocaust art.


Find out more about Holocaust Education through the Ben Uri Collection


 

Art, identity and migration


Ben Uri Centenary exhibition out of chaosExplore a century of art and discover the very human stories of struggle and identity at the heart of the Ben Uri's Collection.

Supporting the exhibition Out of Chaos: Ben Uri - 100 Years in London, this pack will help you and your students explore the themes and techniques used in a wide range of 20th century artworks.


Find out more and download the free resource


Portraiture 


Ben Uri Refiguring the 50s HB CatalogueExplore portraiture styles and Britain in the 1950s with artists LS Lowry, Josef Herman, Joan Eardley, Sheila Fell and Eva Frankfurther.

Supporting the exhibition Refiguring the 50s, this pack will help you and your students discover the themes and techniques of these exciting, individual artists and their paintings.


Find out more and download free portraiture resources

 

Dodo 


This Learning Resource is based on the 2012 exhibition, The Inspiration of Decadence: Dodo Rediscovered and explores various themes related to Berlin and the Weimar Republic before and after the First World War.

 


Find out more and download free Dodo resources


 

Uproar! 


This Learning Resource is based on the 2013/14 exhibition, Uproar! The first 50 years of The London Group 1913-1963 and explores artists including Mark Gertler, David Bomberg and Barbara Hepworth


Download free Uproar! resource (PDF format 6Mb) 

 

 

Max Weber Cubism 


Ben Uri Max Weber An American Cubist in London CoverThis free learning resource explores the work of groundbreaking cubist Max Weber and the Ben Uri exhibition Max Weber: An American Cubist in Paris and London. Discover the work of Max Weber, learn all about Cubism and experiment with some art techniques used by Cubist artists themselves!


Find out more and download Max Weber and Cubism resources


 

Judy Chicago: Gender and Feminism


Learning Resource exploring gender, feminism and autobiography through the art of Judy Chicago, Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick and Tracey Emin. Material produced to support the exhibition Judy Chicago and Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick, Tracey Emin: A Transatlantic Dialogue.


Find out more and download free Judy Chicago resource


 

 Ludwig Blum: Landscapes 


Ludwig Blum artworkExplore a painting by Ludwig Blum and learn how to make a collage landscape of your own with a just a small selection of materials. Includes a teacher's pack and 'How to Make Your Own Collage' instructions.

 


Find out more and download free Ludwig Blum resources


 

 Josef Herman: Memory, Family and Tradition 


Explore the themes of Memory, Family and Tradition, and experiment with the same art techniques used by Josef Herman himself! Includes activities for Primary and Secondary levels. Learning resources include: learning pack, museum activity pack and activities for primary and secondary schools.


Find out more and download free Josef Herman resources

 

 Boris Aronson: Avant-garde Theatre


This colourful resource explores the exciting world of Boris Aronson's New York Yiddish Theatre. Resource materials include 'How to Make a Mini-Theatre' and templates for theatre costumes.

 

Find out more and download free Boris Aronson resources

 

 Roman Halter Stained Glass 


Ben Uri oman Halter- Life and Art Through Stained Glass £15This free learning resource explores the work of stained glass artist Roman Halter and the 2014 Ben Uri exhibition Roman Halter: Life and Art through Stained Glass. This resource provides teachers and students with an introduction to stained glass, the life and work of Roman Halter and themes of family, craft and tradition.


Download free Roman Halter stained glass resource (PDF format 700Kb)

 

 Jewish Festivals


Jewish Festivals learning resourcesDownload free resources exploring Jewish festivals through art in the Ben Uri collection


Find out more

London Grid for Learning

Art in the Open


Teaching materials and resources through the Art in the Open programme

 


Find out more

 

 Art Skills for Teachers


Art Skills for Teachers covers drawing skills, 3D skills, painting, collage and printing


Find out more

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