Secondary Schools and Further Education

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Renoir Young Woman Seated Barber Instituteof Fine Arts University of Birmingham
The Young Girls Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), Oil on canvas 1885, 46.3 x 55.5 cm © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums and Libraries Collections

Our stunning collection is a great way to expose students to a broad range of media: paintings, portrait miniatures, sculpture, ceramics, silver and textiles. We’re renowned for our eighteenth century paintings by such famous artists as Gainsborough, Ramsay, Stubbs, Raeburn and Zoffany. Students can broaden their knowledge and find endless inspiration for their own portfolios.

We also have a programme of high profile temporary exhibitions, often drawing on national and international collections, plus interventions by contemporary artists and can offer workshops linked to these. Please see Secondary School & Further Education News for details of these and other programmes that we can offer your students. Please call to discuss how we might tailor a workshop to meet your requirements. We can also arrange life drawing sessions at the Museum for your students.

Our workshops can also be adapted for small groups of pupils with special educational needs, giving added emphasis to sensory experience.

New Impressionism Workshop – Booking now. Exhibition: 13 February to 5 June 2016

Discover the wonders of Impressionist painting close up!

A tour of the exhibition with opportunities for sketching from iconic works in the gallery before exploring oil pastels to create an Impressionist portrait from life

Students will draw from a model and interior ‘set’ especially created to complement the domestic scenes depicted in some of the paintings.

Pupils will:

  • See the work of world famous painters including Renoir, Degas and Mary Cassatt
  • Discover Impressionist painting techniques and how these can be translated into oil pastels
  • Create their own Impressionist portraits working from a model

Workshop: 2 hours. Max 32  pupils  £100 + VAT

Coming this summer…

Stubbs and the Wild. Exhibition: 25 June to 2 October 2016                    

Workshops available. More information coming soon…

To book please call the Learning Adiminstrator on 01225 388568 or email


Self-led visits are also available to the following forthcoming exhibitions;
booking is still essential. Please call 01225 388568 to book.

16 and under – Free; older students – £4;
1 tutor free per 10 students

Impressionism: Capturing Life

13 February to 5 June 2016

Michael Eden: History Re-printed

21 November 2015 – 28 March 2016


Please see Visit Guidelines for further information to help plan your visit.

To Discuss or to Book
Contact us 01225 388568 or email

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