These workshops are generally themed around the current temporary exhibition in the gallery, although they can be tailored to the National Curriculum or other school activities. In the gallery, the children learn about the collection, make drawings, complete worksheets and watch videos. Teachers are given notes to do follow up work, and the Ceramic Archive and Collection website is frequently used as an educational resource.
In the pottery studio, the children get hands on experience with the clay and make a piece which they get to keep. They discover the properties of clay as a modelling material and a surface to be decorated, as well as learning the processes involved from modelling wet clay to producing a piece of fired ceramic.
The fact that children can go to the gallery and produce their own piece in the same environment on the same day amounts to a very valuable learning experience.
For further information, or to make a booking, please contact:
Creative Learning Manager / Rheolwraig Dysgu Creadigol
We also offer Touring Exhibitions to venues, for further information please see the Touring Exhibitions.