Introductory talks for primary schools to Leeds Art Gallery
Site: Leeds Art Gallery
Art, Cross Curricular
A member of staff or freelancer leads this activity.
Themed 45 minute interactive and exploratory introductions to our collection artworks and displays, temporary exhibitions and the Gallery are available as part of a self-led visit.
After welcoming the group to the Gallery, three or four artworks will be used as starting points for ideas. We could lie on the floor to think about the bigness and grandness of a Victorian building made to show art, dig into landscape paintings to find out how people thought about the environment, learn whether portraits are always about the way people look, turn an artwork into a story, or ask how contemporary art can tell us about ourselves and the world.
Encouraging young people to ask questions and share their opinions, introductions can on request be tailored to fit in with school-based follow-up work or explore art galleries and what they are for.
Our Learners Pack themes for extending your visit are: Looking and Talking about Art; What is an Art Gallery?; Connecting Pictures (Family); Ourselves and Portraits; Our Environment and Landscape; Myths and Our World.
Collection displays over the coming year focus on story in Victorian art; Splash it Down! on painting; From the Scrapyard looking at recycling in sculpture; Video installation the real world and the experience of migration; the links between architecture and art; the way Still Life remains important in art; and for the first time at the Gallery displays that link sculpture and pottery looking at form and function.
For more information, contact the Learning & Access Officer on 0113 378 8880.
Art and Design: 1. Exploring ideas; 4. Knowledge and understanding;
Maximum numbers: Please contact the Learning and Access Officer for details.