4 September—20 July 2018

Art: Every picture tells a story

Discover the link between myths, legends, folk tales and great pieces of art. Use role-play and your senses to investigate stories in paintings. Learn specialist art vocabulary, handle artists’ tools and compare how paintings were created.

Pupils will:

  • Discover the stories behind paintings– including Briar Rose and Noah’s Ark
  • Role-play scenes and discuss characters’ thoughts and feelings
  • Investigate painting techniques, tools and materials
  • Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge
  • Use their senses to explore paintingsA young boy studying an object with pencil in hand
  • Compare and contrast art from the 15th to the 21st centuries
  • Learn art vocabulary
  • Prepare and perform a group presentation

Suitable for: Year 1-3
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Group size: Up to 35 pupils – you can book more than one session.

Session availability: We have two sessions available at 10.15am-11.30am and 11.45am-1pm. Further sessions may be available. Please ask.

Planning on having a picnic as part of your visit? Free use of our lunch room is included in the cost of your session.

Arts Award and Artsmark Award

This workshop can be used to support your Arts Award in the following ways:
• Discover: find out about artists and their work
• Explore: explore the work of artists

Supports Artsmark Award criteria:
•Pupil Engagement
•Range of Offer
•Values and Ethos
•Local cultural visit







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Available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery only. Complimentary use when booking a workshop. Charged at £1 per child for independent visits.

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