Education & Learning

A Question by Lawrence Alma Tadema

 

"There's nothing like taking a bored-looking group of students to Leighton House Museum and then seeing their faces light up"

Lucinda Hawksley. Author & Lecturer. Visited September 2014

 

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

 

We are offering guided tours of the exhibition or to facilitate self guided visits. These could include drawing sessions helped by experienced staff where required.

 

FOR: Key Stage 3, GCSE, BTEC and A level

 

SUBJECTS: History, Classics, English, Art (Textile, Design, Photography, Fine Art, Three-dimensional Studies, Critical and Contextual Studies)

 

TOPICS COULD INCLUDE:

  • Figure painting as interpreted by different Victorian artists, using sumptuous drapery
  • Influences of friends working as a group. Compare with the Impressionists, Cubists, Surrealists, Pop Art, YBA’s etc
  • How Classical stories and Victorian poetry are used as inspiration for the imaginative development of paintings
  • Reveal the symbolic use of imagery in Victorian paintings
  • What makes a collector collect? Pérez Simón, Leighton, Medici, Saatchi
  • The role of detail in Victorian paintings, textiles, plants, animals, interiors

 

For more information and bookings please contact: Heather Farwell on heather.farwell@rbkc.gov.uk or 0207 471 9158


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