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Draw to explore at the Walker Art Gallery, key stages 3 and 4

Key facts

  • Suitable for: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
  • Subjects: Expressive arts and design
  • Session type: Gallery led
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Class size (maximum): 30
  • Venue: Walker Art Gallery
  • Free


Draw to explore allows the pupils to learn about the roles of artists and the purpose of art. Pupils are encouraged to say what they see, feel and think about the paintings, sculptures and their surroundings.

Further details

This session is a unique opportunity for pupils to develop art skills within a cultural setting and be inspired by internationally important collections in the Walker Art Gallery.

Draw to explore allows pupils to engage with the artworks by having a creative response to them. Their speaking and listening skills, confidence in drawing and critical thinking skills are developed.

All work produced during the session can be taken back to school and added to sketch books.