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Booking request form


This form has multiple steps. Content of the current step is represented in main body of the page. In order to proceed to the next step you are required to input mandatory information for the current step. At any point before you submit the form you can go back to previous step. You can jump between steps using Form navigation.

Form information is organised into 3 sections:

  • Administrative information where you need to provide information about school and key contacts for the booking. This section has four steps.
  • Group information where for each group you need to provide specifics such as preferred dates of session, theme, student numbers. Your booking is initially for a single group, but at the end of Group information section for the current group you are asked if you would like to add more groups to your booking, which you can. Each group has 9 steps.
  • Review is the final step, where you can review all information you have inputted in the form and submit the booking request.

Form step 1 Select type of school

Form step 2 School details

Search and select school

This information comes from the Government's register of schools. Information in the register is provided by and can be updated by schools via their DfE Sign-in account. We refresh this information periodically, so recent changes to the register may not immediately appear on our website.

Or enter manually

Providing the URN (your school's unique identifier in the Government's register) helps us as we refer to this information when analysing our reach.

Form step 3 Your contact details

Form step 4 Finance contact details

Group X
Step 1 Please select the Key Stage for Group X. Currently selected: None

Group X step 2Choose a theme for your workshop to proceed to next step

Themes on offer are suited to particular age group. Please go back to step 1 of group booking and choose the key stage of the group in order to see available themes.
1.5 hours
See paintings in a new light by learning how artists make and use colour.

Materials needed: ready-mixed paint, drawing paper, paintbrushes.
1 hour
Journey across the sea with the Queen of Sheba and help create a whole new set of adventures. Where is she going? What should she take with her? What might happen along the way?

Through careful looking and exploration, this storytelling workshop will allow students to help shape the narrative and create simple props to use in a final retelling of the story.

Materials needed: A4 paper, coloured pens or felt-tips, scissors, tape and imagination.

This workshop can only be delivered on Wednesdays and Thursdays, depending on availability.
1 hour
Explore colour, light and shape.

Students will be introduced to Bridget Riley's wall painting, Messengers, and connected works, experimenting with different ways of looking, drawing and using colour.

The session could be a good starting point for projects back in the classroom.

Materials needed: drawing paper, drawing pencils, coloured pencils, collage paper, scissors, glue stick.
1.5 hours
Monet captured a changing world with light, colour and a style all of his own.

Students will explore colour mixing and learn how to use Monet’s techniques to create their own work describing a place that’s important to them.

Materials needed: drawing paper, drawing pencils, water-soluble oil pastels, collage paper, scissors, glue stick.
1.5 hours
First, a storyteller will take pupils for a virtual walk through a specially chosen landscape painting through storytelling.

Then, pupils respond by making their own sculptures, developing communication, creativity and dexterity.

Materials needed: air-drying modelling clay, cheese wire, cartridge paper, paintbrushes, pots of water, table covers or aprons.

This workshop can only be delivered on Wednesdays and Thursdays, depending on availability.
1 hour
Take a walk and explore how artists have been inspired by nature. Experiment with drawing and collage, but most of all, have fun exercising your creativity.

This session will use practical activities to explore and discuss paintings and could act as a springboard to projects in the classroom.

Materials needed: drawing paper, drawing pencils, coloured wax crayons or pencils, collage paper, scissors, glue stick.
1.5 hours
Students learn to see the drawing behind the painting using traditional tools and techniques to develop an understanding of line, tone and perspective.

Materials needed: drawing paper, drawing pencils, coloured pencils or crayons.
1 hour
Explore the sights, sounds, and mysteries of Titian's 'Bacchus and Ariadne' in this interactive workshop.

Become art detectives and study the painting for clues. Work out the story the artist is trying to tell and make up your own mind about its colourful cast of characters.

Students will learn how to tell a story through art by looking, questioning, imagining, and justifying their opinions. They will also get the chance to ask Gallery Educators their own questions and start to think about how noisy paintings can be by creating their own soundscapes!

Materials needed: Imagination only!

Group X step 3First date preference

Group X step 4Second date preference

Group X step 5Third date preference

Group X step 6 SEND students

Do you have SEND students in your group?

Group X step 7Group size

Please enter the number of students in your group.
Total number of students

Group X step 8 Group lead contact details

Group X lead contact details

Booking form: Add another group in booking

Would you like to add another group?

Review form and submit

1. School type

2. School details

3. Your contact details

4. Finance contact details

Group X details

1. Key stage

2. Theme

3. Date preference 1

4. Date preference 2

5. Date preference 3

6. SEND students

7. Group size

8. Group lead contact details

9. Any other information

Thank you

Your unique reference number is:

Thank you for submitting a booking request for an online practical workshop with The National Gallery.

We will carefully review the details and email you within the next five working days. 

If the date and time slot options you provided are available, we will book the session for you as soon as possible. Once the booking is processed, you and the group leaders will receive a confirmation email. 

If none of the options are available, we will get in touch with you about finding some alternatives. 

Should you have any questions in the meantime, please email us at, quoting your unique reference number. 


Kind regards,
School Bookings Team
The National Gallery