Teachers’ Resources

Our teachers’ resources provide educational resources focussing on Edinburgh Art Festival artworks to explore historic figures, events and contemporary society.

Suitable for 11+ and a range of subjects.

Scotland and Chattel Slavery through the lens of art – a resource developed in partnership with National Galleries of Scotland, inspired by the artwork Lessons of the Hour by Isaac Julien. His artwork is informed by research on chattel slavery, and in particular, the life of formerly enslaved anti-slavery activist and philosopher Frederick Douglass. 

Complementing this resource, is Make and resist – art activities inspired by artists of colour, which offers activities inspired by art and resistance. 

A Drama in Time – a visual poetry resource by poet and performer Courtney Stoddart, inspired by Graham Fagen’s artwork A Drama in Time. The resource is a series of creative writing activities supporting  learners to explore the lesser discussed parts of renowned poet Robert Burns’ life and to use their understanding of Edinburgh and thoughts on identity to imagine the future, by creating a visual poem.