4 September—20 July 2018

Art: Portraits

What stories and hidden messages can you find in the portraits from our Bristol collections?

Join us to unlock the secret code of paintings, where your pupils will develop skills in thinking about art during this gallery based workshop.

Pupils will:

  • Discover messages hidden in paintings
  • Discuss portrait characters and their stories
  • Ask questions about art
  • Compare and contrast art from across the ages
  • Explore a chosen painting and present ideas

Suitable for: Year 3-6
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.

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







Learning enquiry form

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Providing a range of dates will help us find a suitable workshop as they book up quickly
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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