Learning at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Welcome to Cartwright Hall Art Gallery Learning & Outreach programme.

We provide a range of educational opportunities and cultural experiences to support your curriculum needs. Our workshops, offered at a range of costs, cater for fully supported workshops, introductory sessions or self-service visits. See below for details and please note that our prices are valid until the end of March 2017

For more details or to book a visit or any of the workshops below please contact: learning@bradford.gov.uk or 01274 431216

  • Art & Science of Noticing: Bradford Explorer

    Keystage: KS1

    Curriculum links to Art, History & English
    An enquiry based workshop that encourages children to respond to artwork by artists such as David Hockney, L.S Lowry and Salima Hashmi. It supports children to make links between Bradford, other places and the world around them. Pupils investigate the artwork through hands on activities and are guided by their own curiosity to create personal responses.
    1.5 hour workshop
    £95 per class

  • Lowry Landscapes

    Keystage: KS1

    Curriculum links to Art, History & Maths
    Pupils will use LS Lowry’s original painting ‘An Industrial Landscape’ from 1952 to explore how pictures can tell us about what life was like in the past. Looking at shape and colour and then relating Lowry’s landscape to their own locality, pupils will create their own landscape piece.
    1.5 hour workshop
    £95 per class

  • The Art of Islamic Civilisation

    Keystage: KS2

    Curriculum links to Art & History
    Using artwork and artefacts pupils will explore early Islamic trade, materials, ideas and influences in art as well as understanding the place of early Islamic culture in the context of world culture.
    2 hour workshop
    £120 per class

  • Painting Investigator: Arab Weaver

    Keystage: KS1 & 2

    Curriculum links to Art & RE

    Pupils will uncover the story of 'The Arab Weaver' painting by exploring the lives, home and work of the characters in the painting through drama, games and discussion. Through questioning pupils will further analyse the painting to discover more about the characters, setting and Islamic culture in Algeria.

    1.5 hour workshop

    £120 per class

  • The Art and Science of Noticing

    Keystage: KS2, 3 and 4

    Curriculum links to Art, History & English
    This workshop encourages pupils to respond to the museum & gallery objects which inspire them. You can identify which areas of the museum building or collection you want to work with so it is a great creative starting point for a topic. During the workshop pupils will practice drawing skills, create a sketchbook page of details and write a poem without even realising!
    1.5 hour workshop
    £95 per class

  • Hello Hockney

    Keystage: KS2

    Curriculum links to Art
    An introduction to Bradford’s most famous artist David Hockney. Pupils will explore his work on display and will use some of his techniques to create a large scale collaborative ‘Hockney style’ artwork to take back to school.
    2 hour workshop
    £120 per class

  • Art & Science of Noticing: Bradford Sketchbook Page

    Keystage: KS2, 3 & 4

    Curriculum links to Art, History & English
    An enquiry based workshop that encourages children to respond to artwork by David Hockney, LS Lowry and Salima Hashmi. It supports children to make links between Bradford, other places and the world around them. During the workshop pupils will practice drawing skills, create a ‘Bradford’ sketchbook page and write a poem without even realising!
    1.5 hour workshop
    £95 per class

  • Takeover Day

    Keystage: KS2

    Curriculum links to Art, History, Maths, English & Science

    Following successful 'Takeover Days' as part of the national Kids in Museums initiative, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery now offers a unique takeover day experience for class groups. Pupils go behind the scenes to meet and work with a variety of staff, such as curators and collection officers and participate in monitoring pests, looking after objects, dealing with enquiries, gilding frames with real gold leaf and learning how to give guided tours for family and friends.

    Half Day £350 

  • Exploring Portraits

    Keystage: KS1 & 2

    Curriculum links to Art & History

    In this workshop pupils will compare a historic and contemporary portrait from our collections before developing their own art techniques by learning to draw portraits of each other.

    2 hour workshop

    £120 per class

  • British Values

    Keystage: KS2

    Historic artwork and source material will be used to prompt debate and discussion around the importance of laws, democracy and assist children to acquire some knowledge and respect for public institutions and services in England, particularly those with a link to Bradford.

    A practical art based activity will explore issues around individual liberty and respect for others.

     

    Links to curriculum : History, English & Art

     

    2 hour workshop

    £120.00