Art Inspirations: Sketching the Sea


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Essential information

Key stage: 
Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject: 
National Maritime Museum
Session times: 
Tuesdays at 10.15 and 12.30
Session price: 
£60 (maximum 30 students)

How do artists paint the sea?

Voyage through our galleries with an artist educator to discover how the sea inspires artists from the past and present.

Pupils will:

• work alongside a professional artist

• develop observational and drawing skills

• learn experimental creative techniques

• create their own art inspired by our spectacular collection 

This session can be adapted for Key Stages 1 and 2. Sessions last 90 minutes.

PDF iconKS1 Sketching the Sea outline

PDF iconKS2 Sketching the sea outline

Book a session

Sessions cannot be booked online, this is always done via an email or phone enquiry in the first instance. To book a visit telephone 020 8312 6608 or e-mail 

Complete an exciting day of activities by choosing up to two of the following free options when you make your booking:

Great Map

Children’s Galleries

Museum Trail

Complete your day with a world trip on the Great Map.

Hoist the sails and fire a cannon at pesky pirates in our children's galleries:

KS1 - Ahoy! (0-7 years)

KS2 - All Hands children's gallery

Provided free with a pre-booked session. Please download and print if making an independent self-led visit with your class. 

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