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Silver: Light and Shade

£130 + VAT

GCSE and A-Level pupils

2 hour workshop for a maximum of 32 pupils.

Inspired by our Exhibition, Silver: Light and Shade, pupils will use silver leaf to create antique mirrored panels, using the traditional French Technique of Verre églomisé.


Linda Brothwell, 2016, image © India Hobson

Djordje Ozbolt Smile Benjamin, smile 2016 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 89.5 cm / 39 3/8 x 35 1/4 inches Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Silver: Light and Shade Workshop

Exhibition 22 October 2016 – 22 January 2017

Workshop for GCSE and A-Level Pupils

2hours Max 32 pupils

£130 + VAT

Inspired by drawing and research activities in our exhibition, Silver: Light and Shade, pupils willlearn the traditional French technique of Verre églomisé: using silver leaf to create antique mirrored panels incorporating designs and surface patterns.



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 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.


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

Also at the Museum:

Linda Brothwell; The Missing

On the Ballroom Table until 2 January 2017

This pioneer of contemporary British craft skills will create a playground of textures and colours in stone, wood and metalwork in response to the most intricate works in the Holburne’s collection.


Coming soon:

Djordje Ozbolt: The Grand Detour

19 November – 5 March 2017

Djordje Ozbolt is a painter and sculptor who responds to the Old Masters with contemporary eyes and an injection of humour.
He combines iconography from different cultures in order to explore both the impact of paintings and sculpture and the validity of the personal response to art.