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Grayson Perry Downloadable Activity Resources

Grayson Perry Self identity Secondary Workshop

Grayson Perry: Who do you think you are? Create an identity vase.

Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years
FREE Downloadable Activity Resources

Suitable for GCSE and A level students

These resources have been designed for you to use in the classroom or for on-line teaching.
Explore the early work and techniques of Grayson Perry, focusing on themes of identity and portraiture in The Pre-Therapy Years exhibition.
This self-contained activity focuses on Perry’s use of drawn line, ‘ready-made’ pattern and personal iconography. Students can experience the exhibition through a guided tour film, see demonstrations of simple techniques to apply surface decoration and follow instructions on the activity sheet to create their own Identity Vases.

Suggested activity time (with film): 2 hours

Downloadable Activity Resources and links:

Please note Grayson Perry has always courted controversy, ‘going with the line of most resistance’ to explore gender, identity, sexual fetishism and religious and political iconography.
The film and worksheets do not contain or reference any explicit imagery.

Image credit: Grayson Perry, 2016 Richard Ansett.

Life Drawing Workshops

£160 ex VAT Max 16 Pupils
Life Drawing workshops for GCSE & A Level students

Life Drawing workshops for GCSE & A Level students

Taking Inspiration from our permanent collection students will:

  • Extend their observational drawing skills through a fully tutored life drawing session.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of art history and the influence of classical antiquity on later art forms

Standard 2 hour Life Drawing workshops can be booked at any time (subject to availability).

£160 + VAT 2 hour workshop Maximum 16 pupils

Ramsay Rosamund

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, please see above for details..

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: pupils and teachers have free entry but 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

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