Meaning behind the Mystic: Reading Art

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Meaning behind the Mystic: Reading Art

Meaning behind the Mystic: Reading Art

Let us bring the Wallace Collection to you! We can offer lessons to give your students the Wallace Collection experience without even leaving school.

Secondary School Session for KS3-5. Duration 2 hours per session. Year-round session.

  • Priority is given to state schools outside London
  • Sessions are free, but a discretionary travel cost may be required: please discuss when booking
  • Minimum 2 sessions per school booking or minimum 30 pupils
  • Limited number of sessions per year
  • Outreach is subject to Wallace Collection schools programme two week cancellation policy.

 

Meaning behind the Mystic: Reading Art

Learn how to read visual culture by looking at a range of works from the Wallace Collection. Led by an artist, students will look at how artists manipulate and use symbolic representations to evoke strong reactions and to represent ideas, beliefs and values. Through group discussion, students will compare paintings from the past with works by contemporary artists like Nancy Shapiro and Paula Rego, and then develop visual ideas for their own collaged watercolour painting.

Students will:

  • Participate in analysis, observation and discussion
  • Be able to explain the difference between historic and contemporary modes of representing narrative and symbols
  • Develop visual ideas
  • Make practical art

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