SEN

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

 

 

We can support your visit by:

-arranging touch and audio description tours

-the use of picture cards to aid explanations in practical workshops, giving step by step instructions.

-use of our lunch room for the day. This space is private and the perfect room to escape from the public galleries if needed

-activities tailored to the specific needs of your group

-trained artists and staff experienced in working with SEN groups

-a fully accessible building with disabled access toilets on Ground Floors and Floors 1 &4, along with lift access to all floors.

 

 

All of our talks and workshops can be amended to accommodate the individual needs of your group. Please contact us to discuss this further. Further information or booking please contact Catherine James, Education Assistant

E: catherine.james@walsall.gov.uk

T: 01922 654411

 

 

Talks and Discussions for SEN groups

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 Talks and Discussions which are available all year round.
• 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.
• We recommend a smaller group size of 10 max for all SEN groups.

 

 

Suggested Talk and Discussion Topics
• Introduction to the Permanent Collection
• Portraits
• Sculpture
• Landscapes
• Introduction to the current contemporary art exhibition
Are you working on a particular theme or topic and none of the above suggestions fit? Please contact us for a chat to discuss your ideas.

Paid workshops for SEN groups

We offer a range of Paid Workshops for SEN groups
• All approx 1 hour 30 minutes. The length of our workshops can be amended if required to accommodate individual needs.
• Available all year round.
• We recommended a smaller group size of 12 max for all SEN groups.
• Prices apply.
• Must be booked in advance

 

 

Current workshops include:

 

EARLY YEARS

 

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

 

 

SCULPTURE FOR KS1 UPWARDS

 

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 FOR KS1 UPWARDS

 

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

 

 

DRAWING FOR KS1 UPWARDS

 

Drawing- Landscape Perspective

– Suitable for all ages

Taking inspiration from our landscapes room, pupils learn the fundamentals of drawing a landscape in perspective.

Learning objectives:

• Creative and critical thinking skills through art discussion
• Vocabulary development
• Skill development in perspective drawing
• Understanding shading
• Increased understanding about how to use a gallery for inspiration

 

Drawing- Portraits proportion

-Suitable for all ages

Taking inspiration from the portraits within our Collections, pupils will learn how to draw a portrait using correct proportion.

Learning objectives:

• Creative and critical thinking skills through art discussion
• Vocabulary development
• Skill development in perspective drawing
• Understanding shading
• Increased understanding about how to use a gallery for inspiration

 

Drawing- Experimental drawing

-Suitable for all ages

Pupils explore simple experimental drawing exercises including blind contour, continuous line and ink drawing.

Learning objectives:

• Creative and critical thinking skills through art discussion
• Vocabulary development
• Skill development in experimental drawing
• Exploration of mixed media
• Increased understanding about how to use a gallery for inspiration

 

Bespoke Workshops

The 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.