Secondary

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

 

 

For more information and booking please contact Catherine James, Education Assistant

E: catherine.james@walsall.gov.uk

T: 01922 654411

 

 

Talks and Discussions for Secondary Schools

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 skills and develop confidence in visiting art galleries.

 

We offer a range of Talks and Discussions for KS3 and KS4 which are available all year round.
• Free 15 minute introductory talks to the Permanent Collection.
• Paid 30 minute talk and discussions. £30 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
• Discussion around What is Art?
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 Secondary Schools

We offer a range of Paid Workshops for Secondary Schools
• All 90 minutes
• Available all year round
• Recommended group size is 20 maximum
• Prices apply
• Must be booked in advance

 

Current workshops include:

 

SCULPTURE

Sculpture – Modelling with Modroc
• Suitable for KS2 upwards

Pupils explore the bronze sculptures on display in the Permanent Collection
• Through drawing these from different viewpoints they explore three dimensions

• Pupils explore mark making and proportion
• Pupils explore sculptural materials through handling
• Pupils then move to a workshop room to create their own modelled head using a newspaper base with Modroc covering and details

 

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

 

Sculpture – Plaster casting 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
• Pupils explore sculptural materials through handling
• Pupils 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 – Plaster casting 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 sculptures
Pupils explore sculptural materials 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

 

Sculpture – Modelling with Alginate

Suitable for KS2 upwards

• Pupils explore the bronze sculptures on display in the permanent collection
Through drawing these from different viewpoints they explore three dimensions

Pupils discuss mark making and proportion
Pupils explore sculptural materials through handling
• Pupils then move to a workshop room to create their own modelled head using plasticine which is then cast in alginate.

 

Learning objectives:
• Creative and critical thinking skills through art discussion
• Vocabulary development
• Skill development in using plastercine and alginate
• 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.

• They draw their own subject then create their own mono print.

Drawings are transferred onto a polystyrene tile, and in the workshop room they print the tile.

Pupils alter the tile to create a two – 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 – Relief printing with lino
• Suitable for KS3 upwards
• Pupils explore the gallery and a particular subject focus.

They draw their own subject in black/white then transfer this onto a lino tile
• Pupils then move to a workshop room to cut and print the tile

 

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

 

Printing – Drypoint engraving
• Suitable for KS3 upwards
• Pupils explore the gallery and a particular subject focus

They create a line drawing which they transfer onto an acetate sheet
• Pupils then move to a workshop room to engrave lines into the acetate, roll ink onto the surface, and print the plate with a professional printing press.

 

Learning objectives:
• Creative and critical thinking skills through art discussion
• Vocabulary development
• Skill development in creating a dry point print and using professional – quality printing equipment
• Understanding intaglio 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 cut 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 print
• Understanding planographic 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, then build their own textured tile

• Pupils test their tiles through rubbings before printing with ink

 

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

 

DRAWING

Drawing- Landscapes 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
• Exploring 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 proportional drawing
• Exploring shading
• Increased understanding about how to use a gallery for inspiration

 

Drawing- Experimental drawing

Suitable for all ages
• Pupils explore a variety of alternative drawing exercises including blind contour, non – dominant hand drawing and ink drawing to build confidence and understand the importance of experimentation.

 

Learning objectives:
• Creative and critical thinking skills through art discussion
• Vocabulary development

• Skill development in drawing
• Exploration of mixed media
• Increased understanding about how to use a gallery for inspiration

 

Bespoke Workshops

Please contact us to discuss how we can meet the needs of your group. We offer inspiring and creative workshops tailored to your needs.