Secondary Workshops


This workshop encourages analytical and critical thinking as pupils consider how contemporary culture portrays our modern image. Students will make sketches and studies before bringing paintings to life with costumes and props. KS3/4 Curriculum links: Art and Design – Use a range of techniques to record their observations. Analyse and evaluate their own work and that of others.

Art Inspiring Design

During this workshop students will learn about the history of the Museum’s design and architecture through a guided tour, as well as discovering hidden secrets to maintaining and conserving such a building. KS3/4 Curriculum links: History – Ideas, industry and empire in Britain during the 19th Century.

CATWALKING: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore

7th July 2018 – 6th January 2019

Using inspiration from the Chris Moore’s catwalk photography and original fashion garments, students will explore surface pattern and textures. Observations will be recorded using a range of mixed media and textile techniques. Designs will be created into a 2D or 3D Fashion/textile adornment and celebrated through a series of fashion illustrations. KS3/4 curriculum links: Art and Design- experimenting using a range of materials Design and Technology- Textile techniques, properties of fabric, graphics and illustration work History – Timeline of fashion and cultural references Literacy- Research, discussion, key words to describe, annotation Maths- patterns, measuring, creating and using templates Half day session will focus on studying patterns and embellishments before creating a display board. Full day session morning as above, students will recreate design ideas using a range of materials/techniques to produce a garment adornment (feature, panel, hem, collar, hair piece, belt, corsage) 2D or 3D form. Designs illustrated using fashion illustrations. These workshops can be adapted according to year group and amount of pupils.

Underwear to Outerwear (aimed at students studying Fashion and Textiles)

This 90 minute session explores over 300 years of history in underwear & includes a range of authentic & replica historical & contemporary pieces to look at alongside images that reference the Museum’s own collection on display. An Education facilitator can visit your school with a 90-minute object handling session or we can offer it as part of a visit to The Bowes Museum.

Want Something Different?

We can create a bespoke workshop for you. We are currently able to offer workshops using the following media: •Wet felting •Dry point etching •Mono-printing •Relief printing •Silk Painting •Clay work using air drying clay

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