In the Frame

How many princes and princesses are there in this royal portrait? Why is one child dressed differently? What are the dogs called?

During this interactive session, delivered in the State Apartments, we investigate one of the Royal Collection’s most well-known portraits, The five eldest children of Charles I, 1637, by Van Dyck.

Through the collecting of ideas, the developing of characters and role play activities the pupils bring this portrait to life,  which will then inspire them to create their own artwork directly in front of the real painting.


'This was a really interactive talk, the children really enjoyed it.'
Year 3 Teacher

Session details

Curriculum themes: 
Significant individuals in the past
Significant historical people and places in your locality
The work of a range of artists
Creating sketchbooks
Great artists and architects
Using drawing to share experiences
Age group: 
Key stage 1
Key stage 2
School subjects: 
Art & Design
Maximum pupils per session: 
30 (2 back-to-back one-hour sessions available each for 15 children)
1 hour
On arrival
Days of the week: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Windsor Castle
Learning room: 
The State Apartments
Before making a booking please visit this page: 
Essential booking and visit information for Schools - Windsor
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