19 February 2020

Arts Award: Discover in a Day – for home educating families

Explore Bristol’s art collection, find out about artists and their work, create some amazing art of your own, share what you have created and achieve a ‘Discover’ Arts Award along the way!

Children will:

  • Discuss painting composition and techniques
  • Discover the stories behind paintings
  • Investigate colour mixing, contrasting and complimentary colours
  • Compare and contrast art from different time periods
  • Learn specialist art vocabulary
  • Experiment with art materials
  • Create a self-portrait inspired by art in our galleries
  • Share their artwork digitally and with each other
  • Achieve a Discover Arts Award

Suitable for: Ages 7-11
Duration: 4 hours with a 30 minute lunch break
Group size: Up to 15 children

Arts Council England’s Arts Award scheme

Discover Arts Award is the introductory award open to children and young people aged up to 25.

To achieve Discover Arts Award, children and young people discover the arts around them, find out about artists and their work and share their experiences with others, gaining a certificate at the end.

This award provides a great introduction to the arts and to other Arts Award levels.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery: Guide to the Art Collection can be purchased from our on-line shop at just £7.50

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Additional information

Due to limited space in this workshop, siblings that do not have a ticket cannot take part. If additional siblings need to attend with a parent or guardian, please contact us.

Please meet us at the museum front entrance five minutes before the session starts. If you arrive late please let museum staff know, so you can be shown where to find the workshop.