I know that visiting a gallery or museum may be difficult due to time constraints but through the miracles of the internet you can bring galleries to your classroom.
The Google Art Project gives you access to 738 collections from around the world which is great for culture and diversity.
This video explains how to use the site, you can search by keywords and create your own galleries.
One of my favourite sources is the Web Gallery of Art
This contains historical art up to the 1900s.
A few resource sites as well for you for ideas of how to use art in your teaching.
Maths2art has got links for ideas for teaching geometry, suitable for Level 1, 2 and GCSE work.
This blog post from We are Teachers uses modern artists such as Mondrian and Klee for activities. Below is one of Mondrian’s most famous pictures.
This British Council Teaching English web site has some good practical ideas for teaching literacy using art.
You could choose famous artists such as Van Gogh.
As an interesting discussion about how art is used take a look at this article on how this room has been recreated as an Air B n B rental in Chicago to promote a new exhibition of his work there.
Or look at work of regional artists such as Mark Sofilas who is based in Leeds and paints landscapes such as this familiar scene below.
If you are going to choose this area as your creativity project this article will be useful for your write up as they link this to theories of teaching and creativity.
Until next time happy teaching!