The Stained
Glass Museum

Learning

What we offer

We offer a range of facilitated workshops presented by staff and a dedicated team of volunteers. Sessions take place both in the Museum gallery and in our off-gallery workshop space.

We frequently offer full-day visits in partnership with Ely Cathedral and Ely Museum. Please contact the Learning Officer for more information about visits to multiple venues.

If you can't see an option that meets your learning or budgetary needs, please contact the Learning Officer directly to discuss alternatives. We strive to offer an inclusive and flexible service, and will endeavour to work with you to create an offer that works for you, your learners and your budget.

Bookings can be made with the Learning Officer by telephone on 01353 660347 or by emailing learning@stainedglassmuseum.com

EYFS
KS2
Key Stage Three
Art and Craft

EYFS and Key Stage One

NEW for Spring 2017 Windows on Worlds

A participatory storytelling session richly resourced with costumes and props that will take your pupils on an imaginative journey through the Museum. This session is an excellent springboard into Literacy and English activity back in school. Why not extend your visit by combining this session with one of our art and craft activities?
30 minutes for up to 15 pupils
£1.50 per pupil (minimum charge £15)

Key Stage Two

Discover Stained Glass

Guided by Theophilus the monk, pupils will explore the traditional art and craft of stained glass. This is a creative visual literacy session that can be themed to suit a variety of curriculum topics and interests. Pupils will learn how to 'read' stained glass windows, before creating their own souvenir artwork using glass paints and pens on acrylic plaques. Plaques can be collected once dry, or posted to you after your visit (postage and packaging charges apply).
2 and a half hour workshop for up to 30 pupils
£5 per pupil (minimum charge £75)

Victorians

This session can be offered in partnership with Ely Museum to provide your learners with an immersive Victorian-themed day. Please contact the Learning Officer for more information.

Meet Mr Briggs the Victorian factory foreman as he tests out your pupils for roles in his stained glass factory. Pupils will learn about the process of manufacturing stained-glass, and the dangerous working conditions experienced by Victorian child-apprentices. Pupils will also explore the Victorian glass on display at the Museum, before making a printing stamp inspired by our Victorian stamped quarries.
2 and a half hour workshop for up to 30 pupils
£5 per pupil (minimum charge £75)

NEW for Spring 2017 Creative Science: Light and Colour

Pupils will explore the transmission of light through glass in this hands-on workshop. Experimenting with prisms and spectrometers, pupils will learn about the visible light spectrum and key terminology such as absorption, reflection and transmission. Pupils will test glass samples using spectrometers to identify the pigments that have been used to colour them, as well as explore the technique of 'plating' (layering) glass to create a range of interesting textures and effects. This session is curriculum-linked to Science, Maths and Art.
2 and a half hour workshop for up to 30 pupils
£5 per pupil (minimum charge £75)

Key Stage Three and Beyond

Discover Stained Glass

Guided by Theophilus the monk, students will explore the medieval process of making stained-glass. Students will have the opportunity to explore the Museum to collect details and motifs from the stained-glass on display before being supported to transfer their designs onto acrylic plaques using glass paints. Plaques can be collected once dry, or posted to you after your visit (postage and packaging charges apply).
2 and a half hour workshop for up to 30 pupils
£5 per pupil (minimum charge £75)

NEW for Spring 2017 Spotlight Tours

A short tour of the Museum adapted to meet the specific interests and needs of your learners. Why not extend your visit by combining this tour with one of our art and craft activities?
40 minutes for up to 15 pupils
£2 per pupil (minimum charge £20)

Art and Craft Activities

These activities can be adapted to suit a wide range of ages and abilities. Sessions can also be enhanced and extended in length and complexity for more advanced learners. Please contact the Learning Officer directly if you would like to discuss any of these activities in more detail.

NEW for Spring 2017 Suncatchers

In this workshop pupils will be able to decorate a pre-printed acrylic suncatcher to display in a window at home or at school. This session is most suitable for EYFS and KS1.
1 hour and 30 minutes for up to 20 pupils (larger groups please contact the Learning Officer)
£3.50 per pupil (minimum charge £35)

'Glass' Painting

Pupils will have time to explore the Museum and collect details and motifs from the panels on display. They will then be supported to turn these into a design for a final piece, which they will transfer onto acrylic plaques using glass paints and pens. This session is suitable for KS1 and beyond.
1 hour and 30 minutes for up to 20 pupils (larger groups please contact the Learning Officer)
£3.50 per pupil (minimum charge £35)

Glass Painting

Pupils will experiment with glass paints and pens to create their own glass artwork. This session is suitable for UKS2 and beyond.
2 hours for up to 20 pupils (larger groups please contact the Learning Officer)
£8 per pupil (minimum charge £80)

Silk Painting

After collecting inspiration from the stained glass panels on display, pupils will be supported to create a stained glass inspired design for their final piece. They will then transfer this design onto a silk panel using relief paste, before using silk paints to add colour.
2 hours for up to 15 pupils (larger groups please contact the Learning Officer)
£4 per pupil (minimum charge £40)

Glass Fusing with Sarah Hunt

Guided by artist Sarah Hunt, pupils will learn how to cut glass and then apply this skill to producing their own fused glass artwork. Pupils will work with flat glass, frit (ground glass), noodles, stringers, confetti and dichroic glass which can be layered to produce a range of visual effects. Glass will be kiln-fired and available for collection or delivery approximately one week after your visit (delivery charges apply). This session is suitable for KS2 and beyond.
2 hours for up to 15 pupils (larger groups please contact the Learning Officer)
£12 per pupil (minimum charge £120)

Visit Information and Bookings


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