Virtual Visits: Case Study

Virtual visit – real inspiration

Pupils in Willow Class at Co-op Academy Portland had a virtual visit to the gallery this September. They used the Williamson’s online resources to investigate the topic of  ‘Colour’. The children enjoyed the activity, and are looking forward to visiting the gallery properly later in the academic year.

These work samples demonstrate the potential for the Williamson collections to be used a starting point for pupils’ independent creativity. We provide questions and images which will get your class thinking not only about what the artwork shows, but the creative process of how it was made, and what ideas might have inspired the artist.

Take a look at our downloadable lesson resources, designed for use in the classroom. If you’d like to send us your own images of lessons in action, we love to see them! Email images to our Learning Officer, Kathy Heywood: kathyheywood@wirral.gov.uk. We will never share personal or identifiable information about pupils without consent.

We will update information on these pages when in-person visits to the gallery are once again possible.

two children sitting at a school desk working through art resource activities with coloured pencils
a series of questions and a child's response on green paper
a series of questions about a painting with a child's responses written on red paper.
two images: a reproduction of a painting on the left, and a child's drawing in response on the right
two images: a reproduction of a painting on the left, and a child's drawing in response on the right
two images: a reproduction of a painting above, and a child's drawing in response below
two images: a reproduction of a painting above, and a child's drawing in response below
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