Painting by LS Lowry
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Art masterpieces on show in schools across Wales

3 October 2013 Last updated at 22:02 BST

Children in Wales have been getting up close and personal with some of the world's most famous paintings, not in a gallery or museum but in their own classroom.

Dozens of masterpieces, including works by LS Lowry, JMW Turner and Claude Monet, are being loaned to schools in the hope of inspiring the next generation of artists.

Some 27 artworks have be exhibited in classrooms, accompanied by curators and security guards, for one day each as part of the BBC Your Paintings scheme.

Carwyn Jones has been finding out more.

Art masterpieces on show in schools