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George Shaw Workshop

£130 ex VAT Max 24 Pupils
George Shaw Scenes from the Passion: The Blossomiest Blossom 2004-5

George Shaw workshops for GCSE &
A Level students

To accompany the exhibition George Shaw: A Corner of a Foreign Field
8 February – 6 May 2019

Taking inspiration from our ground-breaking exhibition by contemporary painter, George Shaw, this workshop will encourage students to challenge conventional ideas of beauty in art. Shaw’s paintings of realist landscapes and the Midlands housing estate where he grew up, suggest alternative approaches – seeing beauty in the everyday and what surrounds us.
During a fully tutored workshop students will create small-scale paintings on metal, based on images from their own localities. This workshop can be adapted to suit different year groups (including A level).
2 hour workshop £130+VAT Maximum 24 pupils

Picture Credit:
Scenes from the Passion: The Blossomiest Blossom 2001
Humbrol enamel on board, 43 x 53 cm British Council Collection
©George Shaw © Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London/Photo: Peter White

Life Drawing Workshops

£160 ex VAT Max 16 Pupils
Life Drawing at the Holburne

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

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, 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

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