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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 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 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.

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.

Adventures in Art at the Walker Art Gallery KS1 Workshop

Specially designed for key stage 1, this workshop focuses on simple and fun art activities allowing students to discover the Walker Art Gallery’s collection. They will show students that the gallery is a space for interaction and creativity, helping to create a love of art that will last a lifetime.

The Walker Art Gallery team use items from their collections to encourage discussion and develop observational skills. Students will reflect on how art makes them feel and why they like, or dislike, a piece of art, making this a great way to support language development.

This workshop is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10.15am, 11.30am and 1.15pm.

Suitable for: KS1

Subjects: Art & Design, English

Find out more about Adventures in Art at the Walker Art Gallery KS1 Workshop.

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 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.

Tour and Draw at the Walker Art Gallery Workshop

What is art? Who is an artist? This tour with a twist takes children on a journey through our gallery as we visit the highlights of their collection.

Students will discover that although the way art has been produced over the years has changed, the artist’s core role, to make and create in response to the world they live in, endures.

This workshop is a fantastic way to embed the value that art is for everyone.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, English

Find out more about Tour and Draw at the Walker Art Gallery Workshop.

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.

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.

Kelmscott Manor’s William Morris: Great Artist and Designer Workshop

Students will get up close with William Morris’s life and ideas as they explore his inspirational country home and learn about his relevance and influence today. They’ll become pattern detectives, artists, and makers as they follow in William Morris’s footsteps to design and print their own repeat patterns inspired by the environment around them.

Their workshops usually begin at 9.45am and finish at 2.15pm. Please get in touch if you have any time constraints – they will adjust the timings where possible. If you’d like to work with them on a longer project, speak to the Learning & Outreach Officer about how they can produce a programme of activities to take place onsite and in the classroom over a few weeks, a term, or even a full year.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, Fashion & Textiles, History

Find out more about Kelmscott Manor’s William Morris: Great Artist and Designer Workshop.

Kelmscott Manor’s William Morris: Inspired by Nature Workshop

In this creative session for KS1, students will learn all about William Morris and how his connection to nature inspired the things he designed and made. Students will delve into Morris’s life at Kelmscott Manor, explore his pattern-making, practise sketching in the gardens, and design and print their own repeat wallpapers.

Their sessions usually begin at 9.45am and finish at 2.15pm. Please get in touch if you have any time constraints – they will adjust the timings where possible. If you’d like to work with them on a longer project, speak to the Learning & Outreach Officer about how they can produce a programme of activities to take place onsite and in the classroom over a few weeks, a term, or even a full year.

Suitable for: KS1

Subjects: Art & Design, Fashion & Textiles, History

Find out more about Kelmscott Manor’s William Morris: Inspired by Nature Workshop.

Museum of Brands’ Chocolate Packaging Design Workshop

A creative design workshop which introduces students to the purpose of packaging before asking them to create their own chocolate bar products. Students conduct market research using objects from the collection before creating chocolate packaging designs targeted to a specific audience.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, English, Maths

Find out more about Museum of Brands’ Chocolate Packaging Design Workshop.

Museum of Brands’ Chocolate Product Devising & Branding Workshop

A maths and enterprise-focused interactive session in which learners brand and market a new chocolate product. After costing their product according to which ingredients to include, learners decide how to invest their marketing budget in relation to their target audience.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Subjects: English, Maths, PSHE

Find out more about Museum of Brands’ Chocolate Product Devising & Branding Workshop.

Museum of Liverpool’s Best Buildings Workshop

The Museum of Liverpool’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.

Portraits Through Time at the Walker Art Gallery Workshop

A picture paints a thousand words. So what can a portrait tell us about the person and the time they lived in?

This workshop will give students the opportunity to discuss and observe some of the greatest portrait artists in history and will inspire them to create their own perfect-for-them portraits back in the class.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, English, History

Find out more about Portraits Through Time at the Walker Art Gallery Workshop.

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.

Roald Dahl Museum’s Livestream Creative Characters Workshop

Bring the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre and their experts right into your classroom!

Your session leader will connect you directly to the Museum through a mix of pre-recorded films in and around their galleries, live presentation, and facilitated activities using pre-delivered resources for your class to do with them.

Discover the different ways that Roald Dahl found ideas for his characters before using two of these techniques to start creating your very own. Perfect for Years 2-4 and Years 5-8.

Included in the cost of a Livestream session are:
– all learning materials needed in a downloadable Resource Pack
– a downloadable pre and post session Activities Pack
– a downloadable Roald Dahl FAQ poster
– a 20 minute tech test on a day prior to your session to test your tech and discuss any logistics for the day
– 10 minutes of set up time just ahead of your session start time to help avoid delays in beginning your session

You don’t need to be a Wonka tech wizard to enjoy this experience with your class! They will guide you through the process to make setting up your session as straightforward as possible.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2, KS3

Subjects: Art & Design, English, History

Find out more about Roald Dahl Museum’s Livestream Creative Characters Workshop.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Auckland Projects’ Dali Remakes workshop

Students can create their own artwork inspired by Salvador Dali’s Christ of St John on the Cross.

Please note prices include space for lunch, free entry for teachers and all materials and resources. For a breakdown of their pricing structure, or if the cost of a visit represents a significant barrier for your school’s participation in their programme, please get in touch with them for more information.

For more information about their workshops, or to make a booking, please email education@aucklandproject.org or telephone Jacqui on 01388 660 270.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, History

Find out more about The Auckland Projects’ Dali Remakes workshop.

The Auckland Projects’ Glass Painting workshop

Inspired by the stained-glass windows in Auckland Castle’s St Peter’s Chapel, design and create glass-painted window decorations.

Please note prices include space for lunch, free entry for teachers and all materials and resources. For a breakdown of their pricing structure, or if the cost of a visit represents a significant barrier for your school’s participation in their programme, please get in touch with them for more information.

For more information about their workshops, or to make a booking, please email education@aucklandproject.org or telephone Jacqui on 01388 660 270.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, History

Find out more about The Auckland Projects’ Glass Painting workshop.

The Auckland Projects’ Mining Gallery Creators workshop

Look at their paintings and learn techniques used by real mining artists as your students create their own print inspired by the artworks in the Mining Art Gallery.

Please note prices include space for lunch, free entry for teachers and all materials and resources. For a breakdown of their pricing structure, or if the cost of a visit represents a significant barrier for your school’s participation in their programme, please get in touch with them for more information.

For more information about their workshops, or to make a booking, please email education@aucklandproject.org or telephone Jacqui on 01388 660 270.

Suitable for: KS1

Subjects: Art & Design, History

Find out more about The Auckland Projects’ Mining Gallery Creators workshop.

The Auckland Projects’ Print Making At The Mining Art Gallery Workshop

Explore their paintings and learn techniques used by real mining artists as your students create their own dry point print inspired by the work of mining artist Tom McGuinness.

Please note prices include space for lunch, free entry for teachers and all materials and resources. For a breakdown of their pricing structure, or if the cost of a visit represents a significant barrier for your school’s participation in their programme, please get in touch with them for more information.

For more information about their workshops, or to make a booking, please email education@aucklandproject.org or telephone Jacqui on 01388 660 270.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, History

Find out more about The Auckland Projects’ Print Making At The Mining Art Gallery Workshop.

The Auckland Projects’ Spanish Portraits workshop

Learn how to draw a portrait using professional artists’ techniques, inspired by real masterpieces from the Spanish Golden Age

Please note prices include space for lunch, free entry for teachers and all materials and resources. For a breakdown of their pricing structure, or if the cost of a visit represents a significant barrier for your school’s participation in their programme, please get in touch with them for more information.

For more information about their workshops, or to make a booking, please email education@aucklandproject.org or telephone Jacqui on 01388 660 270.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Art & Design

Find out more about The Auckland Projects’ Spanish Portraits workshop.

The Auckland Projects’ The Mining Art Gallery Guided Tour

The Mining Art Gallery guided tour is bespoke to your students needs and a great addition to your school trip.

Please note prices include space for lunch, free entry for teachers and all materials and resources. For a breakdown of their pricing structure, or if the cost of a visit represents a significant barrier for your school’s participation in their programme, please get in touch with them for more information.

For more information about their workshops, or to make a booking, please email education@aucklandproject.org or telephone Jacqui on 01388 660 270.

Suitable for: KS3, KS4

Subjects: Art & Design, History

Find out more about The Auckland Projects’ The Mining Art Gallery Guided Tour.

The Auckland Projects’ The Spanish Gallery Guided Tour

The Spanish Gallery guided tour is bespoke to your students needs and a great addition to your school trip.

Please note prices include space for lunch, free entry for teachers and all materials and resources. For a breakdown of their pricing structure, or if the cost of a visit represents a significant barrier for your school’s participation in their programme, please get in touch with them for more information.

For more information about their workshops, or to make a booking, please email education@aucklandproject.org or telephone Jacqui on 01388 660 270.

Suitable for: KS3, KS4

Subjects: Art & Design, History

Find out more about The Auckland Projects’ The Spanish Gallery Guided Tour.

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.