Key Stage 3 | The Victoria Art Gallery

Subject to Government guidance, Victoria Art Gallery will reopen on Tuesday 18 May 2021. 

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Pupils in the Upper Gallery

Key Stage 3

Studying arts is about observing the real world and presenting it in a new and creative way. Explore our art sessions for secondary schools.

Kurt Jackson resource pack
In spring 2021 the Victoria Art Gallery will open a very special exhibition.  It celebrates the biodiversity of our natural world with a series of paintings, sculptures and mixed media works by Kurt Jackson. The exhibition will aim to show what an amazingly biodiverse world we still live in, how this is changing and how our existence depends on it.

Download this special pack where you’ll find a wide range of activities to try out from nature weaving to bug identification, to tree trails and 3D biomes. These activities will help pupils learn more about biodiversity and the natural world.

Exhibition tours
Book an exhibition tour with one of our workshop leaders and find out about our special exhibitions. Find out how a gallery works in practice and what it is like to work in one.

Welcome to the Art Gallery!
A 2-hour creative session contributing to coursework and engaging with our permanent and special exhibitions. View our What's On pages for current exhibitions. Following whole class discussion, students explore ways of recording observations made in the galleries. They work individually with dry materials. Have you got a theme you are working towards that we could help with?

Resources for teachers
We have worked with an art teacher, Trystan Wilson from Chew Valley School to create a resource pack on the artist William Scott. William Scott is Bath’s most famous painter since Gainsborough. He lived for most of his life near Bath, first in Hallatrow (1946-65) and later in Coleford (1965-89). He also taught for ten years as Senior Painting Master at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham Court. Download the pack below. 

Information for teachers – resource pack on William Scott 

We offer a range of visit options, from a teaching session to self-guided activities. To support Key Stage 1 & 2 teachers, we have produced a Teachers' Pack that can be downloaded here. This provides facts about the site and displays, questions to ask pupils, and follow-up activities for the classroom.