Art and Maths in The Courtauld Collection

This learning resource reveals the fascinating connections between art and maths by exploring The Courtauld Gallery’s collections of Islamic metalwork and Italian Maiolica ceramics, and demonstrates how they can encourage your students to appreciate mathematics as an inter-connected discipline with a wide range of creative applications.

Curriculum links:

MATHS: Measurements, Geometry – properties of a shape, Geometry – position and direction
ART AND DESIGN: Materials and processes, Artists and craftspeople, Sketchbook development
Additional links: Geography, History, Religious Studies, Science

The accompanying Art and Maths Lesson Plan and Student Workbook (Creative Connections) relates to upper Key Stage 2 but can be adapted to suit other stages of learning. We also share with you an Art and Maths PowerPoint presentation which you can adapt and use with your class.

Download the Art and Maths Lesson Plan

Download the Creative Connections Workbook – includes various mathematical activities for students, based on designs in the Courtauld Collection

Download the Art and Maths Powerpoint Presentation – to use in class or share with students

Download the Art and Maths Learning Resource