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Bring your students to these fun and engaging Drawing Workshops, which they can experience in-person or online.

Suitable for all Key Stages, these Drawing Workshops explore a range of drawing techniques to empower your students with practical skills.

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A Welsh Coal Mining Experience Mar 22 14

A Welsh Coal Mining Experience Craft of Hearts Workshop

Jo is the artist in residence at the museum’s arts and crafts centre, offering activities and workshops for all ages. An excellent opportunity to make something to take home at the end of the day.

A Welsh Coal Mining Experience would be delighted to work with you to tailor your visit around the needs of your group. Mix and match activities to suit and do as many as you like!

Suitable for: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5, Higher

Subjects: Art & Design, Citizenship, History

Find out more about A Welsh Coal Mining Experience Craft of Hearts Workshop.

A Welsh Coal Mining Experience Mar 22 3

A Welsh Coal Mining Experience Make a Miner’s Helmet Workshop

Use shapes and symmetry to make a helmet – don’t forget to take it home with you!

A Welsh Coal Mining Experience would be delighted to work with you to tailor your visit around the needs of your group. Mix and match activities to suit and do as many as you like!

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, History

Find out more about A Welsh Coal Mining Experience Make a Miner’s Helmet Workshop.

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A Welsh Coal Mining Experience Rhondda Landscapes Workshop

A Welsh Coal Experience landscape is inspirational! Explore the styles, textures and tones used by local artists and interpret their relationships with the valley and create your own art styles.

A Welsh Coal Mining Experience would be delighted to work with you to tailor your visit around the needs of your group. Mix and match activities to suit and do as many as you like!

Suitable for: KS2, KS3

Subjects: Art & Design, History, Science

Find out more about A Welsh Coal Mining Experience Rhondda Landscapes Workshop.

A Welsh Coal Mining Experience Mar 22 13

A Welsh Coal Mining Experience Rhondda Portraits Workshop

Explore art through the choice of colours, composition and light, and draw your own self-portrait.

A Welsh Coal Mining Experience would be delighted to work with you to tailor your visit around the needs of your group. Mix and match activities to suit and do as many as you like!

Suitable for: KS2, KS3

Subjects: Art & Design, History

Find out more about A Welsh Coal Mining Experience Rhondda Portraits Workshop.

Cogges Mar 22 2

Cogges Manor Farm’s Enchanted Cogges (Full Day) Workshop

This workshops aim is to provide a light hearted exploration of Cogges, using their imagination to find ‘fairies’, create woodland creatures and environmental art, plant seeds and build shelters.

This workshop was created at the request of a local school and they are now offering it out to other schools. Based around the idea of ‘fairies’ at Cogges this workshop looks at where fairies might live, creating a creature that might live alongside fairies, planting a seed, creating environmental art and a fairy shelter.

Learning outcomes:
Thinking about habitats and what different animals need to live
Understanding what plants need to grow
Creating imagery using found resources
Creating a structure using natural material
Creating a story of magical creatures at Cogges

 

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, English, Maths, Science

Find out more about Cogges Manor Farm’s Enchanted Cogges (Full Day) Workshop.

Cogges Mar 22 2

Cogges Manor Farm’s Stick Day (Half Day) Workshop

This workshops aim is to give younger students confidence in creativity. To look at specific books such as ‘Stanley’s Stick’ and ‘Stickman’ and to engage with them at a deeper level.

Immersing themselves in the idea that sticks can be anything, either focusing on Stanley’s Stick or Stickman (usually time of year dependent). Students will create shelters with sticks, learn about different sticks and create bread-sticks to take home. They will hunt hidden stick characters create their own and have fun with sticks. This is a creative workshop encouraging students to have fun outdoors. Including a special puppet surprise at the end!

Learning outcomes:
– Creating a stick creature
– Searching for hidden stick characters and spelling out a word
– Working together to create a stick shelter
– Creating bread-sticks, learning sticks come in many forms
– Measuring with sticks

Suitable for: EYFS, KS1

Subjects: Art & Design, Citizenship, English, Maths, PSHE, Science

Find out more about Cogges Manor Farm’s Stick Day (Half Day) Workshop.

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Draw to explore at the Walker Art Gallery KS1 Workshop

This Walker Art Gallery workshop focuses on developing practical resources and skills, empowering students to take the next step on their artistic journey.

This workshop is built around students’ responses to art, both verbally and through fun, practical drawing exercises exploring mark making, tone and light/dark. There will be a discussions and students will be encouraged to explore the artwork for themselves. During these discussions, the students will learn more about the roles of artists and the purpose of art.

Suitable for: KS1

Subjects: Art & Design, English

Find out more about Draw to explore at the Walker Art Gallery KS1 Workshop.

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Draw to explore at the Walker Art Gallery KS2 Workshop

This Walker Art Gallery workshop focuses on developing practical resources and skills, empowering students to take the next step on their artistic journey.

This workshop is built around students’ responses to art, both verbally and through fun, practical drawing exercises exploring mark making, tone and light/dark. There will be a discussions and students will be encouraged to explore the artwork for themselves. During these discussions, the students will learn more about the roles of artists and the purpose of art.

The workshop finishes by giving students an opportunity to complete an observational drawing and reflect critically on their work, a key component in successful art development.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, English

Find out more about Draw to explore at the Walker Art Gallery KS2 Workshop.

Horniman Museum and Gardens Apr 22 2

Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Art Portfolio Workshop

This workshop is tailored to your topic or students’ interests; with over 3,000 objects in their unique Handling Collection, their Learning Officers will select a variety of artefacts for your students to sketch and photograph.

From traditional art and textiles from around the world to natural forms, students will have a fantastic opportunity to develop their still life sketching skills and form ideas and concepts around their own work. Students will have the chance to handle and closely study the objects, repositioning and arranging them as they choose, whilst exploring new textures and forms and being inspired by the stories behind them.

Please bring your sketchbooks and pencils with you.

This session is not available on a Tuesday.

Suitable for: KS3, KS4

Subjects: Art & Design, Anthropology

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Art Portfolio Workshop.

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Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Masks Around the World Workshop

Learn about the design, uses and cultural significance of masks as you try on a wonderful selection of masks from around the world in this hands-on workshop.

Discover the amazing stories told by masks: from the Mexican ‘Dance of the Old Men’ to the Indonesian tale of good and evil with Barong and Rangda. Explore how masks are constructed with their use in mind, from dancing to welding, and why the choice of material is so important. Discover some of the occasions that masks are worn for along with their cultural significance, and transform yourself by trying some of them on!

This workshop can be tailored to your topic; let them know if you are learning about masks from a particular region, or are interested in a particular element of their construction (such as mechanisms or materials). Students can also bring their sketchbooks for the opportunity to sketch their fantastic mask collection – just let them know when you make your booking.

The Horniman’s fantastic World Gallery is the perfect place to explore your topic further; on display are a stunning array of masks from around the world, ranging from Oceania to North America.

Suitable for: KS3, KS4

Subjects: Art & Design, Citizenship, Anthropology

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Masks Around the World Workshop.

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Museum of Liverpool’s Best Buildings Workshop

The Maritime Museum’s Best Buildings workshop will encourage students to get creative and develop observational skills in a fun and safe environment.

Students will be encouraged to look closely at ‘The Liverpool Cityscape’ painting and will be asked if they recognise features within the painting including buildings. Additional questioning focuses on colours, patterns, shapes, sounds that might be heard and how students feel about the painting.

Students will be inspired by Ben Johnson’s ‘The Liverpool Cityscape’ painting and the iconic buildings of Liverpool to create a collage to take back to school.

Suitable for: KS1

Subjects: Art & Design, English, Geography, History

Find out more about Museum of Liverpool’s Best Buildings Workshop.

Roald Dahl Museum Mar 22 3

Roald Dahl Museum Crafting Characters Workshop

Discover how Roald Dahl found his ideas for creating characters from real life. Explore the galleries, dress up for inspiration and make your own character in their interactive Story Centre using pictures of eyes from Roald Dahl’s archive.

You can combine all their workshops with their self-led Village Trail which will allow you to explore Great Missenden and its connections with Roald Dahl.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, English, History

Find out more about Roald Dahl Museum Crafting Characters Workshop.

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St Albans Cathedral Art & Craft Activity Illuminated Lettering

St Albans Cathedral’s Art & Craft activity – Illuminated Lettering for your students.

In Medieval times, many illuminated manuscripts were produced in St Albans Monastery. In this workshop, students learn about the skills, techniques and materials used to make these, before creating an illuminated letter of their own.

At the end of each workshop, all students will have produced a piece of art to take back to school with them.

Most schools combine two activities, usually a trail and a workshop, to make a whole day of their visit. Trails include drama and artefacts to help students develop their learning, whilst workshops allow them to create a piece of artwork to take home at the end of the visit.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4

Subjects: Art & Design, Religious Studies

Find out more about St Albans Cathedral Art & Craft Activity Illuminated Lettering.

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St Albans Cathedral Art & Craft Activity Roman Mosaics

St Albans Cathedral’s Art & Craft activity – Roman Mosaics for your students.

Alban would have been very familiar with the mosaics of Roman Verulamium and, having looked at examples of some of these, this workshop gives students the chance to create an example of their own.

At the end of each workshop, all students will have produced a piece of art to take back to school with them.

Most schools combine two activities, usually a trail and a workshop, to make a whole day of their visit. Trails include drama and artefacts to help students develop their learning, whilst workshops allow them to create a piece of artwork to take home at the end of the visit.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4

Subjects: Art & Design, Religious Studies

Find out more about St Albans Cathedral Art & Craft Activity Roman Mosaics.

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St Albans Cathedral Art & Craft Activity Stained Glass

St Albans Cathedral’s Art & Craft activity – Stained Glass for your students.

The Cathedral is full of stained glass, from Nativity windows in the Lady Chapel to the awe-inspiring Rose Window in the North Transept. Having explored and learnt about some of these, students then have a chance to make a window of their own.

At the end of each workshop, all students will have produced a piece of art to take back to school with them.

Most schools combine two activities, usually a trail and a workshop, to make a whole day of their visit. Trails include drama and artefacts to help students develop their learning, whilst workshops allow them to create a piece of artwork to take home at the end of the visit.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4

Subjects: Art & Design, Religious Studies

Find out more about St Albans Cathedral Art & Craft Activity Stained Glass.

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St Albans Cathedral Nursery and Early Years Art & Craft Activities

St Albans Cathedral’s activities for Nursery and Early Years students.

The Cathedral is full of beautiful arts and crafts. They run two workshops that draw inspiration from this, Clay Tiles and Stained Glass Windows. At the end of each workshop, all your students will have produced a piece of art to take back to school with them.

Most schools combine two activities, usually a trail and a workshop, to make a whole day of their visit. Trails include drama and costumes to help students develop their learning, whilst most workshops allow them to create a piece of artwork to take home at the end of the visit.

Suitable for: EYFS

Subjects: Art & Design, Early Years

Find out more about St Albans Cathedral Nursery and Early Years Art & Craft Activities.

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St Albans Cathedral Secondary Years Art & Craft Activities

St Albans Cathedral’s Art & Craft activities for Secondary Year students.

The beautiful Cathedral is full of, and has inspired, art and craft for hundreds of years, and they run a variety of workshops which draw inspiration from this. These include Clay Tiles, Roman Mosaics, Brass Rubbing and Illuminated Lettering. At the end of each workshop, all students will have produced a piece of art to take back to school with them.

Most schools combine two activities, usually a trail and a workshop, to make a whole day of their visit. Trails include drama and artefacts to help students develop their learning, whilst workshops allow them to create a piece of artwork to take home at the end of the visit.

Suitable for: KS3, KS4

Subjects: Art & Design, History, Religious Studies

Find out more about St Albans Cathedral Secondary Years Art & Craft Activities.

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St Albans Cathedral’s Primary Art & Craft Activities

The beautiful Cathedral building is full of, and has inspired, art & craft for hundreds of years.

St Albans Cathedral runs a variety of workshops which draw inspiration from this. These include Clay Tiles, Roman Mosaics, Stained Glass, Brass Rubbing and Illuminated Lettering. At the end of each workshop, all students will have produced a piece of art to take back to school with them.

Most schools combine two activities, usually a trail and a workshop, to make a whole day of their visit. Trails include drama and costumes to help pupils develop their learning, whilst most workshops allow them to create a piece of artwork to take home at the end of the visit. Find out more below, or contact a member of our Learning team.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, Religious Studies

Find out more about St Albans Cathedral’s Primary Art & Craft Activities.

The Golden Hinde The School Trip 1 Dec 21

The Golden Hinde’s Blood, Bones & Bile: The Art of the Barber Surgeon KS2 Workshop

Take part in a guided exploration of The Golden Hinde and experience life at sea in the 16th century, then get hands-on with the equipment of the ship’s Barber Surgeon to investigate maritime medical practices.

The Golden Hinde’s costumed educators bring history to life with replica handling sessions and role-play as pupils are immersed in the unique environment of our amazing galleon.

Students will also be provided with their pre and post-visit resources, designed to encourage them to respond critically and creatively to get the most out of their visit.

Learning Objectives

  • To find out about the history of Francis Drake and his 1577-80 circumnavigation of the world.
  • To understand how and why medicine was practised in the 16th century through an examination of replica equipment.
  • To understand day-to-day life on an Elizabethan ship and how it differs from their own experiences.
  • To develop skills of comparison, enquiry and communication.
  • To develop creative writing and drawing skills.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, English, History

Find out more about The Golden Hinde’s Blood, Bones & Bile: The Art of the Barber Surgeon KS2 Workshop.

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The Golden Hinde’s Daytime Living History KS2 Workshop

The Golden Hinde’s 3-hour, flagship programme for KS2!

Step back in time and get ready to set sail as you and your students become the crew of the Golden Hinde and experience life as a 16th-century mariner through hands-on activities and immersive role-play.

Dressed in Elizabethan costume, three colourful characters from the ship’s history will guide you and your students about the ship and teach you the skills required to sail on a galleon. With lurid tales of letting and limb removal from the grisly Barber Surgeon, lightning-quick gun drills with the excitable Gunner and mastery of the navigational arts with the ship’s Master, Day Living Histories are full of excitement and rich with learning opportunities.

30 minutes of the session is allocated for students to eat lunch aboard the ship. Students will also be provided with their pre and post-visit resources, designed to encourage them to respond critically and creatively to get the most out of their visit.

Learning Objectives

  • To find out about the history of Francis Drake and his 1577-80 circumnavigation of the world.
  • To gain a deep understanding of the day-to-day life on an Elizabethan ship and how it differs from their own experiences.
  • To understand how primary source evidence informs our knowledge of the past.
  • To develop skills of comparison, enquiry and communication.
  • To develop creative writing and drawing skills.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, English, History

Find out more about The Golden Hinde’s Daytime Living History KS2 Workshop.

The Golden Hinde The School Trip 1 Dec 21

The Golden Hinde’s Pirates KS1 Workshop

Uncover the history of pirates from Ancient Egypt to the present day with The Golden Hinde’s amazing interactive map.

Your students will then get a taste of the pirate’s life with a guided, hands-on exploration of The Golden Hinde.

Their costumed educators bring history to life with replica handling sessions and role-play as pupils are immersed in the unique environment of our amazing galleon.

Students will also be provided with their pre and post-visit resources, designed to encourage them to respond critically and creatively to get the most out of their visit.

Learning Objectives

  • To find out more about pirates from different places and points in history.
  • To understand day-to-day life on an Elizabethan ship and how it differs from their own experiences.
  • To develop skills of comparison, enquiry and communication.
  • To develop creative writing and drawing skills.

Suitable for: KS1

Subjects: Art & Design, English, History

Find out more about The Golden Hinde’s Pirates KS1 Workshop.

The Golden Hinde The School Trip 1 Dec 21

The Golden Hinde’s Virtual Voyage (KS1)

Join The Golden Hinde for a Virtual Voyage and discover a world of prolific pirates.

Using multimedia and live activities, The Golden Hinde’s highly interactive workshop explores a history of pirates in your classroom, from the earliest known pirates, through to the Golden Age and up to the 21st century. Their educators will help your class deepen their historical knowledge and understanding, encouraging them to respond critically and creatively.

 

The KS1 Virtual Voyage is split into three parts:

  • Pre-session activity: Explore ‘The Pirates Interactive Map’ with the option for students to create their own pirate.
  • Virtual Classroom: Join two Golden Hinde educators on Zoom for a 1hr interactive workshop which looks at life on board an Elizabethan pirate ship and examines the reasons behind popular pirate mythology.
  • Post-session activity: Use the ‘Life onboard an Elizabethan Pirate Ship’ worksheet to consolidate your students’ learning with a creative writing and drawing project.

All resources are provided by The Golden Hinde in advance of the online session to be used at home or in the classroom.

 

Learning Objectives

  • To investigate pirates from different places and points in history.
  • To explore day-to-day life on an Elizabethan ship and think about how it differs from their own experiences.
  • To understand how to use visual and textual evidence to help them think about the past.
  • To understand how to use historical information to inspire creative writing

 

Links to the National Curriculum KS1:

  • History (explorers, pirates, Tudors, Elizabethans, empire)
  • English (creative writing)
  • Art (drawing)

Suitable for: KS1

Subjects: Art & Design, English, History

Find out more about The Golden Hinde’s Virtual Voyage (KS1).

The Golden Hinde The School Trip 2 Dec 21

The Voyage of the Golden Hinde KS1 & KS2 Workshop

Discover the story of Francis Drake’s circumnavigation of the world and experience life on board a 16th century galleon through replica handling sessions and a guided, hands-on exploration of The Golden Hinde.

The Voyage of the Golden Hinde is their most popular programme for KS1/2.

Their costumed educators bring history to life as students are immersed in the unique environment of our amazing galleon.

Students will also be provided with their pre and post-visit resources, designed to encourage them to respond critically and creatively to get the most out of their visit.

Learning Objectives

  • To find out about the history of Francis Drake and his 1577-80 circumnavigation of the world.
  • To understand day-to-day life on an Elizabethan ship and how it differs from their
    own experiences.
  • To develop skills of comparison, enquiry and communication.
  • To develop creative writing and drawing skills.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, English, History

Find out more about The Voyage of the Golden Hinde KS1 & KS2 Workshop.

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Walker Art Gallery’s Storytelling with the Greeks Workshop

This Walker Art Gallery workshop is the perfect way to enhance an Ancient Greek topic or a literacy topic on storytelling, myths, and legends.

Students will dive into the details of Charles Le Brun’s epic painting ‘Atalanta and Meleager,’ unlocking the story behind it before having an opportunity to create their own ending.

This cross-curricular workshop is built around student interaction; they will discuss characters’ emotional responses, infer aspects of the story, and students will have an opportunity to present their ideas to the class.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, English, History

Find out more about Walker Art Gallery’s Storytelling with the Greeks Workshop.

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Walker Art Gallery’s The Art of Wellbeing Virtual Classroom

Are you looking for a session that supports your students’ wellbeing and encourages creativity? Walker Art Gallery’s Art of Wellbeing workshop has been designed to provide a safe and fun environment to introduce students to mental wellbeing and self-care.

Walker Art Gallery use artworks from their collection as inspiration and provide a space to discuss emotions, mental health and the positive effect that working creatively can have. They use a blend of creative activities and practical exercises to give students the opportunity to create something they are proud of and learn transferrable relaxation skills.

Their aim is to encourage students to take their first step in creating a self-care toolkit in an inspiring, creative session which can be continued at school with their pre and post-session activities.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, Citizenship, English, PSHE

Find out more about Walker Art Gallery’s The Art of Wellbeing Virtual Classroom.

World Rugby Museum Mar 22 5

World Rugby Museum’s Design me a Stadium Workshop

This workshop will introduce students to the principles and considerations involved in planning and constructing a world class sports facility.

In this museum led workshop students will learn:

  • The environmental impact, and wider considerations of construction, in an urban environment
  • How financial necessities are balanced against human comfort, and cultural prestige, when planning and developing a modern-day sporting venue
  • General principles of map-reading
  • Specialist understanding of the interior design and operations of Twickenham Stadium
  • Insight into the history and evolution of Twickenham Stadium

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Geography, History

Find out more about World Rugby Museum’s Design me a Stadium Workshop.

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