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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 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 hour
This session is designed to build confidence and encourage students to develop the skills to record, review and reflect in a meaningful, creative way using sketchbooks.

Looking carefully at 2-3 focus paintings, students will be guided through a variety of traditional and contemporary drawing techniques using a wide selection of drawing materials.

Students are encouraged to enjoy looking, to look carefully, to reflect on their own visual literacy and to enter all activities without fear.

The session will also include examples and suggestions for further work developing individual ideas.

Materials needed: drawing paper, a range of drawing pastels and pencils or similar.
1 hour
Explore mark-making, pattern and 3D design

In 1888 Van Gogh moved into the ‘Yellow House’ in the South of France and began documenting the surrounding area and creating paintings to hang on the wall of his new home.
This practical session will begin by students visually exploring some of the works Van Gogh created and making observational sketches. Then, students will experiment with cutting and folding to construct their own artist’s house.

The session is an ideal starting point for further projects back in the classroom.

Materials needed: A3 drawing paper, coloured pencils, oil pastels, scissors, masking tape.
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 or charcoal, pastels (if available).

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