The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Teacher CPD Courses

To discuss availability please call 020 7563 9551 or email

Cost for up to 18 teachers, including tea, coffee and biscuits
All day workshops: £300
Half-day or twilight workshops: £200


Practical Art Techniques

The Wallace Collection specialises in practical art courses designed to re-invigorate teachers’ own creative skills. All the workshops involve time in the galleries for inspiration and a practical session in the Studio and are run by practicing artists. Schools and colleges can book sessions at a mutually convenient date on the following themes:

  • Life Drawing for Secondary Schools
  • Sketch Book Drawing and Mixed Media for all schools
  • Portrait Busts for Primary and SEN schools
  • Screenprinting for Primary and SEN schools


Developing Drawing Skils: Twilight CPD for Primary School teachers - NEW!

For teachers with less drawing experience and would like to feel more confident in their approach to drawing, and those who would like to re-invigorate their approach to teaching drawing in the classroom. Working both in the galleries and the Studio, hone observational skills and learn new drawing techniques, including:

  • Tone, light, shade and shadow
  • Composition
  • Making the best use of the page and making changes without using a rubber
  • Making the best use of different materials

If you have ever felt that you cannot draw, then this evening will prove that anyone can learn!

‘I was dreading being made to draw but I really enjoyed the different techniques and "ways in" to the drawings. It will be very useful for teaching art as a non-specialist.’ Teacher, Sketch book drawing & mixed media course


Creative Writing Workshop

For teachers of all Key Stages
Work with published author and teacher, Lynda Waterhouse, writer of teenage novels, to explore the collection and discover how to inspire your pupils in their creative writing through the use of works of art.

Secondary school teachers will find this workshop is of particular relevance to the creative writing component in the English Language GCSE.

Primary school teachers will learn the Writer's Notebook method, which allows children to direct their imaginations in the presence or workds of art and reinforces the concept that there are no right or wrong ways of responding to art. You will learn the skills required to write short pieces to enhance vocabulary and description and to create and build characters, which can be passed on to your pupils.