Gallery art sessions
Date and time by arrangement
Key Stages 3–5 (Age
Free, booking required
Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8510/8850 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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These gallery based, thematic sessions combine discussion and looking with making and drawing activities.
They encourage investigation and creative experimentation and explore the context and meaning of objects from a range of western and non-western cultures. Students are encouraged to make links between works and contemporary artistic practice and society, developing their ability to think laterally and critically.
The workshops are led by a skilled team of artist-educators who have an extensive knowledge of the collection and contemporary artistic practice. They are also aware of relevant curriculum requirements.
Each school can book up to four sessions per day (maximum of 80
students per day), but only one session per group. Sessions last 90
Advanced booking essential, allow a minimum of six weeks before date of visit
Identity, the human figure, adornment, power and status, collecting, sculpture, architectures and environments, sketchbooks, realism/abstraction, pattern, life events/ceremonies and rituals, exam theme
Maximum group size: 20 (minimum size: 10)
Cancellation and no-show charges apply.
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Students in discussion with an artist-educator in the King's Library.
"The connections made with the artefacts and contemporary
art practice were really useful and helped the students access the
work seen in a meaningful way. The students really valued being
told of the background to the object and they appreciated how they
might use it as a starting point for ideas for their projects. It
was engaging and allowed for different experiences and learning
Head of Art, The Grey Coat Hospital, London.