Early Years

We offer a range of talks and practical sessions specifically for early years groups. All are detailed below and bookable now. A selection of resources are also available.

 

 

For further information or to book please contact Catherine James, Education Assistant

E: catherine.james@walsall.gov.uk

T: 01922 654411

 

 

Talks and Discussions for Early Years

Discussions encourage pupils to interpret the works for themselves. Gallery staff pose questions that help the pupils explore the work and value their own interpretations. Discussions can help build self esteem, visual literacy, problem solving and critical thinking and develop confidence in visiting art galleries.

 

We offer:
• Free 15 minute introductory talks to the Permanent Collection.
• Paid 30 minute talk and discussions. £20 per group.
• All talks must be booked in advance.
• Recommended group size is 20 max.

 

 

Suggested Talk and Discussion Topics
• Introduction to the permanent collection
• Portraits
• Sculpture
• Landscapes
• Introduction to the current contemporary art exhibition

 

Paid workshops for Early Years

We offer a range of Paid Workshops for Nursery and Reception.
• All approx 1 hour 30 minutes
• Available all year round.
• Recommended group size is 20 max
• Prices apply.
• Must be booked in advance

•Why not split your class into two groups and swap activities?

 

 

Current workshops include:

 

Cock-a-Doodle
Pupils explore the painted patterns on the Greek cockerel on display and practice their own patterns.
Pupils move to the workshop room and explore creating their own cockerel.

 

Learning objectives:

  • Developing looking skills and exploration
  • Creative and critical thinking skills through art discussion
  • Vocabulary development
  • Skill development in manipulating everyday materials
  • Understanding about how to use a gallery for inspiration

 

My Minibeast

Come and explore our Collections from the perspective of an insect. Pupils will create their own 3D minibeast to encourage them to look closely at art.

 

Learning objectives:

  • Developing looking skills and exploration
  • Creative and critical thinking skills through art discussion
  • Vocabulary development
  • Skill development in simple modelling techniques
  • Understanding about how to use a gallery for inspiration

 

Giant Landscapes

Pupils will learn the different elements of landscape art. Working as a team they will create their own giant landscape, using simple printing techniques.

 

Learning objectives:

 

  • Developing looking skills and exploration
  • Creative and critical thinking skills through art discussion
  • Vocabulary development
  • Skill development in printing techniques
  • Understanding about how to use a gallery for inspiration

Bespoke workshops for Early Years

Please contact us to discuss how we can meet the needs of your group. We offer inspiring and creative workshops tailored to your needs, to enable your students to explore the themes within our Temporary Exhibitions and Collections.