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Leonardo da Vinci - a living sketch book

Are you teaching National Curriculum key stage 2 Art & Design? Are you teaching your pupils about sketch books and discussing ‘Great Artists’?
If so then National Museums Liverpool has a treat for you and your class!

drawing of a woman's head with long wispy hair

Leonardo da Vinci, The head of Leda, c1505-8. Royal Collection Trust/ © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

Key facts

  • Suitable for: Key Stage 2
  • Subjects: Art and design
  • Session type: Gallery led
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Class size(maximum): 30
  • Venue: Walker Art Gallery
  • Free
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Workshop details

This is a free school session in conjunction with the Walker Art Gallery exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing.

As part of the Royal Collection Trust’s event to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of this great artist and inventor, the Walker Art Gallery is displaying 12 sketches by Leonardo da Vinci. This is part of a national event, with 11 other venues across the UK also displaying his work.

This school session includes a 30 minute performance interpreting the life and works of Leonardo to our young audience, followed by a 30 minute workshop where the pupils explore their talents for inventing. Each pupil will take away their own sketch book, with ideas and sketches which can be developed further in class.

Before the performance you will have 30 minutes to view the exhibition. This element of the session is self-led by you. This is required so that the pupils are familiar with the artwork, thus allowing them to get the most out of the performance.

Available to book at 11am and 1pm on 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 26, 27 March.   

Lunchroom available on request.