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Take up our challenge to design a new piece of furniture. Your students will experience each stage of the design process and learn how design problems were solved by great makers of the past. Students will look critically at a range of objects in the museum, then work together in groups to compete in a design challenge back in the studio. Students will develop their own ideas in response to a specific brief, test their concepts against a specification, and present their design to the whole class.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS3, KS4

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, Post 16

Subjects: Art & Design, Design & Technology

Topics: Canaletto, Critical Thinking, Drawing Techniques, Local History, Materials, Measurement, Painting, Patterns, Problem Solving, Shapes, Team Building, Uniqueness

Type: At Venue

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: Free for UK Schools

Dates: Year-round availability (Mon-Fri)

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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About The Wallace Collection.

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Discover their range of free, interactive onsite workshops, online sessions and resources for teachers and students. The Wallace Collections’ curriculum-linked workshops for KS1-KS5 help students think critically, build their knowledge of art and cultures, and develop their creativity.

Workshops use their breath-taking collection of paintings, sculpture, arms and armour, and decorative arts to support learning in Art and Design, History, English and more. They also offer a range of downloadable resources with accessible information and materials for teachers.

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