Our gallery-led session gives students an overview of William Hesketh Lever, the paintings he acquired to help sell Sunlight Soap and other collection highlights including sculpture and Wedgwood. Students also have an opportunity to respond creatively through drawing.
This session can be booked Tuesday to Thursday at 10.15am, 11.30am and 1.15pm.
This session begins with an introduction to William Hesketh Lever, the Lady Lever Art Gallery and Port Sunlight village using historical images and soap. Several of the paintings Lever bought to sell Sunlight Soap are explored and his use of product placement in the copies of these he had made discussed.
Students explore the Gallery’s extensive collection and complete several drawing activities which encourage them to focus on detail.
Pupils will be introduced to concepts including: