Learning resources

Look at this painting by popular Dutch artist adam Willaerts and consider the question......."Do you think even the most famous artists got perspective perfect in their paintings?"... Read more about An experiment with perspective: Children's activity

Discover how artists composed paintings of landscapes in the seventeenth century and then have a go at composing you own landscape.... Read more about Compose your own landscape: Children's activity

Download the activity and design your own Coat of Arms - a design made up of symbols, animals and colours.

If you visit any of the Royal Residences look out for the Coats of Arms or the Royal Standard on display.... Read more about Design a Coat of Arms

A watermill beside a woody lane, by Meyndert Hobbema

Download this document to provide you with useful tips and ideas on using some of these inspiring Dutch Landscapes within your classroom teaching activities.... Read more about Dutch Landscapes images: teacher information sheet

Have a Heart: Explore the human heart in an activity for everyone.... Read more about Have a Heart: Leonardo da Vinci activity

Download this document to provide you with useful tips and ideas on using some of these iconic exhibition images within your classroom teaching activities.... Read more about Heart of the Great Alone images: teacher information sheet

Perspective is vital in artistic composition. It provides the artist with a method of capturing the three dimensional world on a two dimensional surface.

Find out more about the process of perspective with our this interactive games.... Read more about Looking at perspective: Children's activity

François Clouet, Mary, Queen of Scots, 1558

Get inspiration from these tiny paintings of royalty.  Download the activity and create your own miniature masterpiece.... Read more about Make a Miniature

Seeing the story Children's activity screen shot

By looking closely at paintings we can often discover a lot more than meets the eye. Artists had the ability to tell a story without using words. Instead they use hidden symbols and clues to pass on a message to the viewer.... Read more about Seeing the story: Children's activity

The Palace of Holyroodhouse

For further information about your group's visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse or The Queen's Gallery download our comprehensive teachers' packs. Use these practical documents on your trip to provide you with useful information on reaching your... Read more about Teacher Information Packs - Edinburgh

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