Age 9-11 (KS2)Age 11-14 (KS3)
Did you know that artists play an essential role in war efforts?
Join IWM experts Becky and Paris as they share real life stories of artists, and the invaluable role they played during the Second World War. War artists didn’t just paint scenes on the battlefield, they also captured everyday life and showed how ordinary people’s lives were shaped by war.
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Curriculum Links and Learning Objectives
KS3/4 - Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day.
GCSE - Warfare and British society c1250–present and London and the Second World War, 1939–45.
To explore the role of war artists and explore how paintings can be sources that help us understand the past.
It’s time to dust off those paint brushes, pencils and crayons and get creative!
Inspired by the British war artists from the First and Second World Wars whose job it was to record the many different aspects of war; from queuing up at the shops to fighter planes in the skies over London. Your mission is to pick up a pencil, crayon or paintbrush and create a picture of life at home.
Watch mission briefing >