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

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.

Temporary closures

The Walker Art Gallery’s Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque displays (Rooms 1-4) are closed to visitors from 6 January 2020 until spring 2021. The closure is to facilitate a major refurbishment of these galleries, funded by the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

This workshop is not available to book from 3 April until late 2020 due to the refurbishment.

Workshop 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.

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