Primary

We offer a range of talks and practical sessions specifically for primary age groups. All are detailed below and bookable now. We also have a selection of resources you can use with your group.

 

 

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

 

 

We offer a range of Talks and Discussions for KS1 and KS2. These 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.
• 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.

If you would like a more art history based talk, or anything else please call us for a chat to discuss your ideas.

 

 

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

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

 

 

Current workshops include:

 

SCULPTURE

 

Sculpture – modelling with mod roc
Suitable for all ages
• Pupils explore the bronze sculptures on display in the permanent collection.
• Through drawing these from different viewpoints they explore three dimensions and discuss mark making and proportion.
• Pupils explore different materials that sculpture can be made from through handling.
• Pupils then move to a workshop room to create their own modelled head using a newspaper base with mod roc covering and details.

 

Learning objectives:
• Creative and critical thinking skills through art discussion
• Vocabulary development
• Skill development in using Mod roc
• Understanding different materials used to create sculptures
• Increased understanding about how to use a gallery for inspiration

 

 

Sculpture – Plastercasting in clay
• Suitable for KS2 upwards
• Pupils explore the sculptures within the collection
• They explore two and three dimensions and discuss the items used to create the sculpture here
• Pupils explore different materials that sculpture can be made from through handling.
• Pupils then move to a workshop room to create their own clay mould and cast in plaster.

 

Learning objectives:
• Creative and critical thinking skills through art discussion
• Vocabulary development
• Skill development in using clay and plaster of paris
• Understanding different materials used to create sculptures
• Increased understanding about how to use a gallery for inspiration

 

 

• Sculpture – Plastercasting in sand
• Suitable for KS2 upwards
• Pupils explore the sculptures within the collection
• They explore two and three dimensions and discuss the items used to create the sculpture here
• Pupils explore different materials that sculpture can be made from through handling.
• Pupils then move to a workshop room to create their own sand mould and cast in plaster.

 

Learning objectives:
• Creative and critical thinking skills through art discussion
• Vocabulary development
• Skill development in using clay and plaster of paris
• Understanding different materials used to create sculptures
• Increased understanding about how to use a gallery for inspiration

 

 

PRINTING

 

Printing – Relief printing with polystyrene
• Suitable for all ages
• Pupils explore the gallery and a particular subject focus. Through drawing their own subject the children create their own mono print. They then transfer this to a polystyrene tile.
• Pupils then move to a workshop room to print the tile, and alter this tile to create 2 colour registered print.

 

Learning objectives:
• Creative and critical thinking skills through art discussion
• Vocabulary development
• Skill development in creating a two colour registered print
• Understanding relief printing
• Increased understanding about how to use a gallery for inspiration

 

 

Printing – Silkscreen printing
• Suitable for KS2 upwards
• Pupils explore the gallery and a particular subject focus. They create their own subject on paper and create their stencil.
• Pupils then move to a workshop room to create the print and keep their stencil.

 

Learning objectives:
• Creative and critical thinking skills through art discussion
• Vocabulary development
• Skill development in creating a two colour registered print
• Understanding relief printing
• Increased understanding about how to use a gallery for inspiration

 

 

Printing – Collagraph
• Suitable for all ages
• Pupils explore the gallery and a particular subject focus. They draw their own subject. They make their own texture tile and test this through rubbings before printing.
Learning objectives:
• Creative and critical thinking skills through art discussion
• Vocabulary development
• Skill development in creating a two colour registered print
• Understanding relief printing
• Increased understanding about how to use a gallery for inspiration

 

 

Artist Days: Schools can book workshops with artists at the gallery to create a bespoke programme. The workshops inspired by the gallery displays are negotiated between the artist and the school. Fees from £250 per day.

 

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