Bookable session: Make creative and imaginative connections across rich themes in our collections
About the session

Explore how artists and artworks shape our world, express concepts, beliefs, and relationships. Find out about different art media and techniques and how artists employ line, shape, colour, texture, and composition to express ideas.

Through mindful visual examination, thoughtful conversation and shared discussion designed to foster your students playful and imaginative curiosity around art and artworks, we learn together to create Art Connections.

Choose from one of our themes:

  1. Portraits
  2. How to Read a Painting
  3. Landscapes
Format of the session

Please indicate your preference for theme when booking.

  1. Portraits and Heads
  2. How to Read a Painting
  3. Landscapes

This is available as a museum educator led session.

  • scheduled for up to 2 hours
  • one hour is taught, one hour is self-led
  • self-led resources are available
  • access to our lunch room, either as individual groups or all together

Half the group will be taught by one of our museum teachers for the one hour. The other half of the group will explore the museum with your school staff using the self-led Art Connection starting points that accompany your chosen themed session. The groups will then swap for the second hour.

‘Students are using their research to influence their own work. There were many positive responses.’ – KS4/5 Teacher


Resources for use before or after your visit
Videos, schemes of work and high-quality images


Abstraction: Paintings

Abstraction: Sculpture

How to Read a Painting

Bookings and questions

Please book here. To discuss your needs email

Access and special educational needs

We are happy to discuss the content of the session and any other details that may be useful in helping your students make the most of their visit.

We have travel bursaries available for schools who would otherwise not be able to visit. Information is available when booking.