Nursery

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

 

 

Please contact Catherine James, Education Assistant on 01922 654411 or Catherine.james@walsall.gov.uk

 

 

We offer a range of Talks and Discussions which are available all year round.
• Free 10 minute introductory talks to the permanent collection for all formal education groups.
• Talks and discussions can be booked in 30 minute sessions. Prices may apply.
• 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
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 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:

 

Head 2 Head
Pupils explore the vessel with the crocodile and bird heads through looking, and handling different textures.
Pupils explore movement of their own hands and imagine their animal puppet.
They move to the workshop room and create a bird and crocodile puppet.

 

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

 

 

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