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Decoding pictures

Summer holidays

Discover how to piece together clues in paintings in this live online family tour
Date
Wednesday, 18 August 2021
Time
3 - 3.45 pm BST
Audience
Families, For all ages
Accompanied by Stagetext
Available online only
Most suitable for ages 8+

About

How do we look at pictures, and what can a painting really tell us?  

Make a virtual visit to the National Gallery from the comfort of your own home and get closer than ever to the collection. Meet Educator Ed Dickenson and learn fun tips and tricks to unlock secrets hidden in plain sight – even if you’re seeing a painting for the first time.    

Discover how to figure out what a picture is all about through looking, questioning and voting together in this interactive session. Take away simple playful techniques to support an enjoyable, confident visit to the Gallery as a family.  

This holiday we'll be thinking about landscapes, both real and imaginary! Are they just plain old pictures of views, or can they hide secrets? Come with us as we journey to far off lands and look for the clues hiding right under your nose. 

This event will be close-captioned.  

The session will take place online, via Zoom, and will last about 45 minutes.  

Speakers

Edward Dickenson
Ed Dickenson is a Gallery Educator who started his teaching career in Japan before teaching in primary schools across London for a number of years. He has since worked in learning teams for Kensington Palace, Ben Uri Gallery, and the Horniman Museum in London.

Access

The National Gallery aims to make access to the paintings enjoyable and welcoming to the widest possible public. There are a range of facilities to help you see the collection, visit exhibitions and come to events.

Decoding pictures

Summer holidays

Discover how to piece together clues in paintings in this live online family tour
Date
Wednesday, 18 August 2021
Time
3 - 3.45 pm BST
Audience
Families, For all ages
Accompanied by Stagetext
Available online only
Most suitable for ages 8+

Tickets (free)

This is an online session, hosted on Zoom (cameras are not required and you will not be visible to staff or other participants).    

Please book a ticket to access the event. Only one ticket can be booked per account.  

You will be emailed an E-ticket with instructions on how to access your online events, films and resources via your National Gallery account. 

Bookings close one hour before the event begins. 

Please note, this is a live event. A recording will not be publicly available after the talk. 

Please ensure an adult is present throughout the event.