Young People

Young People

Welcome to the Young People section of the website. 

dedicated space for young people to enjoy online content; created by artists, young people and members of The Bowes Museum team.

Here you can read blog entries, by the winning Young Artists of The Bouts Art Competition, or watch online workshops delivered by Artists from Bouts Art School, or download instructions for workshops, so you can have a go at home.

This space also provides info on all of our latest projects and opportunities for young people ages 13 – 25 years.

Including the Bouts Project - a four year project which centres on a 15th century painting, St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child, painted in the Workshop of Dieric Bouts the Elder between 1440 and 1460. Bouts was one of the most important artists of his time in northern Europe (he was born in about 1415 and died in 1475. His paintings are in museums around the world, including several in the National Gallery in London.

The painting was saved for the nation in 2016 by The Bowes Museum, with funding from the Art Fund, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Friends of The Bowes Museum and other private donors. Since 2016, it’s been the focus of a public programme of events and activities designed for specific audiences, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. During this time the painting has toured to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, and York Art Gallery. It returns to The Bowes Museum in 2020.  Jess White who is Project Coordinator for Engaging Audiences, is planning and delivering a programme of activities inspired by the Bouts painting for young people aged between 13 to 25 years.

To find out more about Jess and why she is so passionate about working with young people, then read her blog here.

Feel free to get in touch with Jess here: if you have any questions.

And please do bear with us, as this section of the website is constantly being up-dated with new content. So please check here regularly for all of the latest projects and opportunities for young people with The Bowes Museum.

Bouts Art Competition


Young People's Group

Bouts Art School


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