Secondary Schools and Further Education

Home Learning Secondary Schools and Further Education
Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education.
The Holburne Museum is proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture.

If you’re working towards or considering Artsmark please see further information

Dancing Figures in a Landscape by Anthony Fry

Anthony Fry (1927-2016): A Retrospective

Exhibition Dates: 9 February – 7 May 2018

Life Drawing Workshop
“When a painting is flowing, it is a mind-to-brush activity. You are mixing paint and putting it on canvas in a complete flow of the unconscious. Those are the jewel moments one is struggling for.”
Anthony Fry
Fry worked within the traditional genres of landscape, portraiture and the nude. His work was underpinned by a solid foundation in drawing and his evocative studies of dancing, reclining and seated figures provide wonderful inspiration for life drawing.
Students will experience:

a guided tour of the exhibition, focusing on Fry’s paintings of nudes
an exhilarating life drawing class exploring movement, form and working through ‘mistakes’

Model, artists’ easels and all materials are provided within price.

Workshops are £130 + VAT for a 2 hour workshop – maximum 16 pupils

Anthony Fry, Dancing Figures in a Landscape, 1960s, oil on canvas, 76 x 91 cm, Private Collection. ©Permission kindly granted by the estate of Anthony Fry/Holburne Museum/Dominic Brown Photography

Rosamund Sargent, Allan Ramsay (1713-1784), Oil on canvas, 1749, 79.9X63.2cm. Bequest of Sir Orme Sargent, 1962

Permanent Collection and Temporary Exhibitions

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 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.

Self-led visits are also available, booking is still essential. Please call 01225 388568 to book.

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

To Discuss or to Book
Contact us 01225 388568 or email