How does a creative virtual word inspire their users?

How does a creative virtual word inspire their users?

By involving some real life creative.

I don't know if you've ever heard of Minecraft, with 3 teenage boys, it’s been mentioned a few times in our house. If you haven’t heard it's a creative and experiential children's video game where the player (or players) creates building constructions using textured 3D cubes. It’s quite educational with some great creative and problem solving skills involved too. 

Minecraft have now taken the element of creativity a step further and teamed up with the Tate Collection to create amazing virtual worlds inspired by famous artworks. Each world explores a range of paintings and sculptures whilst undertaking activities and challenges relating to the theme of the artwork or how the work was created.

It just shows creative thing at play in lots of ways

"Minecraft is a wonderful game which embraces imagination and creativity. It has captivated millions of children and young people across the world. In playfully reimagining art in Tate Worlds for Minecraft we hope to introduce a new generation to inspirational works from Tate's collection," said Tate creative director Jane Burton.

I’m not a game lover myself, but I think even I might be tempted to take a peek and indulge in a bit of 3D creativity with the masters.

Minecraft Tate Worlds are inspired by the following artworks:

• The Pool of London – André Derain
• Soul of the Soulless City - Christopher Nevinson
• Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose - John Singer Sargent
• The Toy Shop – Peter Blake
• The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum – John Martin
• Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, Cornelia Parker

Check out the original artwork here

Away from the screen why not try some mosaicing and modelling? It’s a great way to develop dexterity and co-ordination plus has the added value of pride with a tangible finished product.


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8th Jul

I really enjoyed the session yesterday…

I really enjoyed the session yesterday and had great fun making my clay vase. Thank you for organising it. It was great that the clay and decorative bits were all supplied. I'm hoping to book on another session soon. Thanks, Sophie

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7th Jul

Brilliant class

Absolutely loved the online 'air drying clay' session, it was just so nice to do something for myself, from the comfort of home. Being a single mum, I find it very hard to get out for classes, so this was the perfect solution. Nat was so lovely, she made it so enjoyable - thank you xxx

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6th Jul

Great service

Great service, quality craft materials and friendly. We enjoyed crafting as a family ?

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4th Jul


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29th Jun

Excellent service! Great choices!

In the middle of lockdown, we ordered a number of craft packs from Alexis and were very pleased with the service. She helped us to choose some fantastic kits that our 4 year old loved. They were all great quality and personally delivered very quickly. I have already and would continue to highly recommend the creation station. I also run a homeschooling group on Facebook and can confirm that the members have all been really pleased with the offering and service available.

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26th Jun

I absolutely loved Nats class!

I absolutely loved Nats class!! She made myself and my daughter feel so welcome on zoom!!! The class had a really cosy, casual feel, but I also learnt a new skill!!! Nat took time to make sure each of us felt confident! She valued our art and gave us lots of praise! I'm not arty, but I came away thinking I can do this!! This was my first class with Nat, and I will definitely be joining one of her classes again!!

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26th Jun

Fabulous Alexis

Had a fab online mandala class with Alexis last night from the comfort of my own garden in North Staffs. Alexis made the whole thing really easy to follow, went the extra mile with our resources and I was super pleased with the result. She's also provided craft packs for my kids during lockdown which have been amazing.

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24th Jun

Online Mandala Class

I really enjoyed the online Mandala class with Nat at Stafford South. She was really great at explaining the technique and made sure everyone felt at ease. There was a good mix of conversation and concentration! Nat was very professional, friendly and encouraging. I will definitely be doing more of her online classes in the future.

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24th Jun

Mandala class…

I attended the online Mandala class last with Nat, I loved it Nat made me fell at ease and had a great time creating some art. Something I am going to do with my children this week. Thank Nat!

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23rd Jun

Amazing mandala online class

Amazing class, Nat is a natural and it was lovely to see new faces and meet new people!