Be an Art Detective
Site: Leeds Art Gallery
History, Art, Citizenship, English
This workshop is led by museums staff.
This popular two-hour workshop introduces young people to artworks in a gallery introducing looking, thinking and educated guessing as useful skills for exploring art. Having identified what is needed to be a good art detective, pupils investigate selected artworks in the Gallery in small groups taking visual and written notes and making mind maps when useful. Presenting ideas to the whole group, each small group will share opinions and ideas about their artwork.
Teachers are invited to identify a focus for the workshop as a starting point for practical work developed in our Studio or back in school. The workshop can be used as an introduction to an art gallery and art or as cross-curricula resource for the delivery of other subject areas.
- uses observation and questioning to explore art and artists
- values thinking and educated guessing as a way of finding things out
- develops art investigation skills and visual literacy
- models different forms of note-taking
- encourages confident speaking and listening
For more information, contact the Learning & Access Officer on 0113 247 8248 or 0113 347 8254.
Art and Design: 1. Exploring ideas; 2. Investigating and making, 3. Evaluating and developing; 4. Knowledge and understanding; 5. using a range of materials.
English: En1. Speaking and Listening; En2. Reading; En3 Writing
History: 4a-b. Find out about the past from a range of sources.
Cost: £55 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30