School children at the Palace of Holyroodhouse
Schools: Edinburgh
The Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery span 10 centuries of history and over 500 years of art, and provide unique opportunities for creative curriculum based learning.

School Sessions

Double Dutch: Decoding Symbolism in Art

Age group: 
Third and Fourth Levels, Senior Phase
School subjects: 
Art & Design; History
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

This session focuses on the symbolism of objects in the paintings of Masters of the Everyday .  Our artist will introduce highlights of the exhibition to your class, encouraging pupils to develop their own responses to what they see.  In the Pa ... Read more about Double Dutch: Decoding Symbolism in Art

Creative Writing at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Age group: 
First Level, Second Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies; Literacy and English
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Be inspired by this opportunity for pupils to work with a published children's author as they explore the atmospheric Palace. ... Read more about Creative Writing at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Learning Resources

Make a Miniature

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

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