3 December—1 February 2019

Art: Talking Pictures

In this ‘Talking Pictures’ workshop pupils will see fantastic artworks, explore how they were created and develop new skills for talking about art.

Pupils will:

  • Discuss painting composition and techniques
  • Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge
  • Discover the stories behind paintings
  • Investigate artists’ tools and materials
  • Compare and contrast art from different time periods
  • Learn specialist art vocabulary
  • Prepare and perform a group presentation

Suitable for: Year 4-6
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.

“Children were able to become the ‘art expert’ when they presented to an audience. Resources in bags were excellent – great prompts for teachers – with possible answers!”  

Year 5 teacher, Bristol

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; Partnerships







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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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