The Victorians

About the Session 

An exploration of life in Victorian England through the portraits, landscapes and story paintings in Gallery 2 at the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Duration: 2 hours

Session Format: The museum led session is scheduled for 2 hours and is delivered in the first 60 minutes of your booked slot. We recommend that schools use their second hour for follow-up time from the taught session.

Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. All Seasons.

Reading Paintings

About the Session 

Why, how and what do artists paint? Looking closely at just a few paintings, we explore how artists use line, shape, colour, texture and composition to express their ideas.

Duration: 2 hours

Portraits

About the Session 

What do portraits tell us about people, who they are and what is their character? How do artists show differences between people and what they are feeling?

Duration: 2 hours

The Tudors

About the Session 

Explore life in Tudor England by looking at portraits and armour. This session includes the opportunity for pupils to look at replica costumes. 

Duration: 2 hours

The Romans

About the Session 

This session encourages children to look closely at the objects in the Fitzwilliam Museum galleries to discover more about Roman beliefs, technology and everyday life.

Duration: 2 hours

Session Format: The museum led session is scheduled for 2 hours and is delivered in the first 60 minutes of your booked slot. We recommend that schools use their second hour for follow-up time from the taught session. 

Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. All Seasons.

The Real Me

About the Session 

What do portraits tell us about people, who they are and what is their character? How do artists show differences between people and what they are feeling?

Duration: 2 hours

The Impressionists

About the Session 

Get close to original paintings by artists such as Monet, Degas and Seurat and examine why they look the way that they did by thinking about colour, technique and subject matter.

Duration: 2 hours

Ourselves

About the Session 

How are we different from one another and how do artists show this? An introduction to looking at portraits.

Duration: 2 hours