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Cutty Sark closure

Visitor notice: Cutty Sark will be closed on Sunday 1 March for the Vitality Big Half Marathon. The Park Row car park will also be closed to the public all weekend. On 29 February and 1 March access to the National Maritime Museum and Queen's House will be via the Romey Road or William Walk gates. Our other museum sites will be open as usual. Plan your visit

Essential information

Key stage: 
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, GCSE, Post-16
School subject: 
Art
Location: 
National Maritime Museum, Queen's House
Session times: 
Flexible
Session price: 
Free

Be inspired by traditional masterpieces, challenging contemporary works and practicing professional artists in Inigo Jones' architectural masterpiece.

The Queen’s House art & design programme supports students to develop their artistic knowledge and creative skills. Use our stunning historical and contemporary artworks to prepare your art and design students for GCSE and beyond. Your students will explore the galleries for inspiration using art and design techniques with skilled professional artists.

Learn from specially selected artworks, tailored to your theme and engage in critical debate on a variety of themes such as identity, style and power.

Please aim to book at least four weeks in advance of your visit. Liaise with the Learning Team to arrange your bespoke session. Prepare your art and design students for GCSE and beyond. Your students will explore the galleries for inspiration using art and design techniques with skilled professional artists. The session can be tailored to your bespoke theme.

Students will:

• investigate and critically analyse sources within an art gallery environment

• gain an understanding of relevant artistic practices in the creative and cultural industries

• develop critical thinking, observation and object enquiry skills through a mixture of discussion, drawing and making activities

Our sessions include our permanent and temporary artworks by contemporary artists such as Mat Collishaw, Tacita Dean, Kehinde Wiley and Yinka Shonibare, plus historic artworks such as the famous Queen Elizabeth I Armada Portrait.

National Saturday Club

Help your students develop their creative skills by finding out about our free Saturday Club for Art and Design.

National Maritime Museum are proud hosts of the Art & Design Saturday Club providing perfect, out of school opportunities for your students to continue developing. Throughout the year young people have the chance to try a wide range of art forms including mark-making, drawing, sculpture, sound design, and digital art. contact learning@rmg.co.uk for more information.

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