Stories in Art: Words and Pictures

What is art? How can we understand it? We will look at 3 different artworks together and think about how artists tell stories using pictures instead of words, using the paintings to inspire our own creative writing.

All bookings are subject to change in accordance with government guidance.

There is no charge for our standard school sessions, but donations are welcomed to support the Museum learning programme (recommended donation of £3 per child).

If you are a UK based school or college (teaching under 18 year olds) wishing to visit the Museum with your class, please use the booking form to make a request.

All other groups should use our group booking form (including international schools) or language school booking form.

Bookings are now open for the 2022/23 school year

Planning, prices and pre-visit information

If you wish to check availability before you complete the form, either email us or call on 01223 331875.

Artist Kaitlin Ferguson shows you how to make your own ichthyosaur using one of Mary Anning's fossils in the Sedgwick Museum’s collection as inspiration.

There are two different makes that you can try depending on how much time you have.

Make one: Ichthyosaur template

Make two: salt, flour and water to make salt dough (or plasticine or playdough)



Join artist Kaitlin Ferguson in a series of creative activities based on the statue of Nike, goddess of victory. See if you can spot the pieces that are missing from the statue and have a go at making your own set of wings.

Statue template

Join artist Kaitlin Ferguson in a series of activities based on polar exploration. Create your own boat picture and design an imaginary sea creature.

Boat template

Imaginary sea creature net template

Kaitlin Ferguson leads a series of activities based on telescopes and exploration. Make your own viewfinder and design your own planet.

Viewfinder template

Find a new use for used plastic bottles, scrap paper and paperclips.

Watch this film to find out how to create a sculpture of an animal using materials from inside your home.

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