What a wonderful tour last Saturday. We went on the discovery of the Real Tudors at the National Portrait Gallery (to be seen until 1 March 2015).
Well done all children who listened so carefully, asked many questions and drew splendid portraits.
Last but not least even parents joined in for the drawing of Henry the 8th portrait, a part of a copy of the original mural by Holbein the Younger which burnt down in 1698 when most of Whitehall palace also burnt down.
“I have seldom seen my sons (5 & 7 yrs) seated so still, with such concentration on a Saturday morning! Jolanda’s stories about the paintings and ability to show the children what to look for really engaged them, and they took to the drawing exercises with great enthusiasm” (Anne, Putney)
Thank you to all families who came to the tour last Saturday. I had 9 children and 9 adults. Feedback was great. Getting ready for a very large group this coming Saturday. The size will be the main challenge this time!