Schools: London
Visit three inspiring and unique sites in London - the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace, The Queen's Gallery and the Royal Mews - and combine history, art and a working palace.

School Sessions

Plays in the Garden: a dance and drama workshop

Age group: 
Key stage 2, Key stage 3
School subjects: 
Drama, English, History, Art & Design
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden and Shakespeare's  A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream  are combined to provide the inspiration for this dance and drama workshop. Pupils will research some of the many vibrant depictions of gardens ... Read more about Plays in the Garden: a dance and drama workshop

Still Life: Drawing skills workshop

Age group: 
Key stage 4, Key stage 5
School subjects: 
Art & Design
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Students will work with freelance artists to examine and draw from still life through the paintings and works of art displayed in Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden. The workshop will enable students to engage with examples of still ... Read more about Still Life: Drawing skills workshop

Learning Resources

An experiment with perspective: Children's activity

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

Compose your own landscape: 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