Key Stage One

Animals in Art – NEW

Go on an animal trek around the galleries to discover how artists have depicted animals in many different art forms. The wild and exotic, treasured pets and farm animals are all here; from horses painted by Stubbs to ceramic monkeys and silver cows. Pupils will:

  • Explore the galleries with Challenge Card activities to help them discover a variety of animals in different art forms
  • Learn how to carefully observe and draw one of the animal artworks
  • Learn how to make a small animal sculpture in air drying clay inspired by the Holburne’s 18th century porcelain figurines and the animals they have drawn

To book contact The Learning Department The Holburne Museum Great Pulteney Street Bath BA2 4DB learning@holburne.org 01225 388568

Meet the Museum

Discover Sir William Holburne’s wonderful collection in this workshop designed to introduce children to museums as places full of wonderful things from the past and present, from near and far; places to explore, inspire and be creative. Pupils will:

  • discover what museums are for
  • handle, discuss and sort museum objects
  • explore the galleries with fun ‘challenge cards’
  • work in groups to create mini-museums, developing drawing and modelling skills

To book contact The Learning Department The Holburne Museum Great Pulteney Street Bath BA2 4DB learning@holburne.org 01225 388568

Perfect Portraits

Explore the Holburne’s wonderful portrait collection through drawing, costume and creative activities and discover what portraits can tell us about the sitters, the artists and their times. Pupils will:

  • learn to ‘read’ a portrait
  • make observational sketches in the gallery
  • create a unique Georgian-style self-portrait with watercolour pencils and collage

To book contact The Learning Department The Holburne Museum Great Pulteney Street Bath BA2 4DB learning@holburne.org 01225 388568 There are more portraits to see at the Victoria Art Gallery too. Contact us for details or see Visit Guidelines

Sensing Sculpture

An introduction to sculpture through an exploration of the Holburne’s rich and varied collection. Pupils will:

  • observe and draw original artefacts
  • discuss the language and ideas of sculpture through real examples
  • explore the techniques of 3D modelling to make a figurative sculpture using clay

To book contact The Learning Department The Holburne Museum Great Pulteney Street Bath BA2 4DB learning@holburne.org 01225 388568 Enjoy a day of Sculpture by visiting the Victoria Art Gallery too. Contact us for details or see Visit Guidelines.

One Object – Many Stories

Take part in Take One and unleash anything from a week to a whole term’s creative, cross-curricular learning across your school. Take One supports primary school teachers to develop exciting projects using one museum object as a focus.This is a local opportunity to take part in a nationally successful programme instigated by the prestigious National Gallery. Take One can be done at Key Stages 1 and 2 and enables your pupils to develop transferable learning skills through in-depth engagement with a museum object.

TAKE ONE 2019 – FREE TEACHER TRAINING DAY FRIDAY 25 JANUARY 2019 – 9.30AM-3.30PM

Johan Zoffany (1733-1810) The Auriol and Dashwood Families (detail) Oil on canvas, about 1783-7 ©The Holburne Museum, on long-term loan from the Dashwood Family Brits Abroad! The subject of our 2019 Take One project will be a painting of the Auriol and Dashwood Families by Johann Zoffany. Painted in the 1780s, it depicts a very British tea party – in the heat of India. This painting is rich in cross-curricular possibilities and we are looking forward to sharing it with you and your pupils. The Take One training day will equip you with the training and resources to develop exciting projects using one museum object as a springboard in your class or whole school. Send up to 3 staff members to be the Take One ambassadors for your school. Participating schools will also be able to book special, artist-led, Take One workshops at the Holburne (charges apply) and exhibit a selection of their pupils’ work at a weekend exhibition at the Holburne in summer 2019. This is a local opportunity to take part in a nationally successful programme instigated by the National Gallery. For more information and to book please contact Jane Shearn, Learning Administrator, 01225 388568 or learning@holburne.org

Picture Credits Take One workshop: Johan Zoffany (1733-1810) The Auriol and Dashwood Families (detail) Oil on canvas, about 1783-7 ©The Holburne Museum, on long-term loan from the Dashwood Family