Key Stage Two

East Meets West – NEW

Discover how 17th and 18th century British taste and style was heavily influenced by trade with China and Japan. Nowhere is this more beautifully encapsulated than in the Holburne’s Witcombe Cabinet – set in a gallery awash with Chinese ceramics and European attempts to emulate them.

Pupils will:

  • Learn about Japanese and Chinese ceramics and their influence on British decorative arts
  • Learn to recognise key elements of the ‘oriental’ style
  • Demonstrate their observation and understanding of oriental style by decorating a mini 2D cabinet

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

Going Greek

Discover the artistic legacy of the classical world. Pupils will:

  • learn how Grand Tours helped to spread ideas in 18th and early 19th century Europe
  • explore Greek myths depicted in paintings, sculpture and ceramics
  • make a clay plaque or painted plate inspired by artefacts in the Museum

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

Enjoy a full Greek day by visiting the Victoria Art Gallery too. Contact us for details or See Visit Guidelines.

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
  • explore a variety of other ways that artistes have created portraits e.g. miniatures, silhouettes, cameos
  •  create an C18th-style self-portrait inspired by the collection, using watercolour pencils (2 hour workshop) or painting a copy of one of the portraits in the Holburne collection using acrylic paints on canvas (2.5 hour workshop)

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

2 Nov ’18 – 27 Jan ’19
Special Rodin-inspired workshops to complement the exhibition Rodin: rethinking the fragment

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 air-drying clay (2 hour workshop) or modroc (2.5 hour workshop)

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.

Landscape into Art

Explore the wide variety of ways in which landscapes are depicted in the Holburne’s collection of paintings. Learn about perspective, light and composition. Pupils will:

  • learn to ‘read’ a landscape and discover why this genre became popular
  • investigate landscapes in the collection
  • use art techniques to explore the secrets of composition
  • create a landscape to take back to school. Option 1: work in the unique setting of Sydney Gardens to create landscapes from life. Option 2: make small, individual landscape set-designs with card and watercolours that show the principles of composition (default option in wet weather)

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

There are more Landscapes to see at 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 – 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