21 April—18 December 2020

Talking Pictures: English Arts Award for schools

Explore Bristol’s art collection, find out about artists and their work, compose a range of creative writing responses, share what you have written and achieve a ‘Discover’ Arts Award along the way!

Children will:

  • explore an art gallery
  • ask questions and use their senses to explore paintings
  • become a paintings ‘expert’
  • write for a purpose
  • compose different forms of poetry inspired by works of art
  • work in pairs, small groups, large groups and as a whole class
  • practice speaking & listening skills
  • develop positive attitudes towards writing
  • learn new vocabulary
  • perform their writing and became a ‘living gallery’
  • share their writing with each other
  • achieve a Discover level Arts Award

Suitable for: Year 3–6
Duration: 3 hours 15 mins, including a 30min lunch break
Group size: Up to 35 pupils

We have 1 session available from 10.15am – 2pm

FREE use of our lunch room is included in the cost of your session.

Supports Artsmark Award criteria:

Pupil Engagement; Range of Offer: Values and Ethos; Local cultural visit; Partnerships


Photograph © Freia Turley

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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.