The Wallace Collection

Primary School Programme

All Things Light and Beautiful: Colour and Painting Workshop

Fully Booked

Using Rubens’ famous Rainbow Landscape painting, created over 370 years ago, children will learn about his techniques and the colours he used, find out about primary, secondary, warm, cool and complimentary colours and see a demonstration of paint making as it was done in the 17th century. Pupils will then create a modern rainbow landscape using acrylic paints. This workshop involves messy materials and accompanying adults will be expected to assist.


“The children were talking, painting and thinking like artists.” Teacher, KS2

Dated Session

Duration: 3 hrs (10:30am-2pm)

Sessions available: 1̶1̶,̶ ̶1̶2̶,̶ ̶1̶3̶,̶ ̶1̶̶̶4̶̶̶ ̶S̶e̶p̶t̶e̶m̶b̶e̶r̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶7̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶ ̶8̶̶̶,̶̶̶ ̶̶̶9̶̶̶, ̶1̶1̶ ̶J̶a̶n̶u̶a̶r̶y̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶8̶

Supports Art and Design, History, Science

For Key Stage 2