Learning

Whether it’s art, history or science, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery offers a range of one hour, half or full day learning sessions.

School favourites include Stone Age to Iron AgeAncient Egypt, Ancient Greeks, Rocks and Soils & Discover Dinosaurs.

Do pictures really tell stories?  If you are researching opportunities to teach Art & Design, we have a portfolio of art workshops covering portraits, landscape and nature and now your school can achieve an Arts Award too!

Don’t miss our fantastic Chinese New Year in-school workshop! Let us join you to celebrate this important event as we prepare to take Chinese New Year directly into your classrooms!

We can deliver other in-school sessions such as Anglo-Saxons.

See below our latest school workshops and learning activity at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery:

Leonardo: Fantastic Creatures

See twelve of Leonardo da Vinci’s finest drawings during a visit to the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing. Then explore the museum looking for inspiration to make a fantastic creature mask based on his amazing animal sketches.

Leonardo: Amazing Anatomy

In this workshop visit our Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing exhibition to discover Leonardo’s realistic sketches of human and animal anatomy. Then sketch museum specimens, using appropriate art materials, comparing human and animals.

Leonardo: Talking Pictures

Would you like to investigate pictures and learn how to talk confidently about art? Visit Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing & our art galleries to develop spoken language skills when exploring great artworks. Pupils will become the ‘art expert’.

Leonardo: Landscapes and Nature

How was Leonardo da Vinci inspired by nature? Why did artists paint epic landscapes or images of nature? Discover the stories behind our landscape artworks and develop skills in thinking about art.

Leonardo: Portraits

What stories and hidden messages can you find in the portraits at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery? Bring your school to join us in our Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing exhibition and our art galleries for a special art workshop.

Leonardo: Discover Arts Award for schools

Your class can join us for a day of Leonardo inspired artistic fun and achieve an Arts Council England Discover Arts Award along the way! Explore the museum, get creative with art materials and make your own masterpiece.

Discover: Rocks and Soils

Can you spot a metamorphic from a sedimentary rock? Take part in fun geology-related activities to discover more about the rock cycle, volcanoes and plate tectonics. Pupils will handle and identify types of rocks, investigate the uses of rocks and disco…

Rock on!

Discover the fascinating world of geology with activities investigating how rocks and soils are made. Discover what a geologist does, find out how plate tectonics shape our geological landscape, identify types of rocks using their features and make a soi…