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

I Spy Through the Masters of the Everyday

Age group: 
Early level, First Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies; Literacy and English; Expressive Arts
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Your class will explore the Masters of the Everyday exhibition through a game of I Spy - focusing on the objects and colours they find in the paintings on display. ... Read more about I Spy Through the Masters of the Everyday

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

Have a Heart: Leonardo da Vinci activity

Have a Heart: Explore the human heart in an activity for everyone.

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