KS2 VISITS



DISCOVER STAINED GLASS


Suitable for: KS2
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In this interactive session you will meet Theophilus the Monk. He will teach you all about the process of making glass, its history and the art of stained glass it’s from raw material to final stunning art work. We will then explore the windows in the gallery solving riddles and constructing buildings and deciding where the best place for a stained glass window would be. The pupils will also have a chance to work in our studio creating their own artwork inspired by the stained glass in the gallery. This is a 2 hour session will help support learning in history and art and design.

PRICE: HALF DAY £4.50 per pupil
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ARTS AWARD DISCOVER IN A DAY


Suitable for: KS2
  (c) Stained Glass Museum

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This is a fantastic opportunity for your school to achieve Arts Award Discover. During this interactive day pupils will focus on an artist from our stained glass collection, making detailed sketches of this work in the Arts Award Discover in a day logbook. As part of the award, we will go on an arts journey around the Cathedral discovering a variety of art forms. Inspired by work in the gallery and after exploring the range of glass fusing materials available pupils will create a design for their final fused glass piece. Each pupil will work in our studio to produce their own 10cmx10cm glass tile that will be fired in our kiln. The logbook of the work for the day will be moderated, and each child will receive a very smart Arts Award Discover certificate and have a stunning fused glass piece to keep and enjoy. It will take approximately 2 weeks for the fused pieces to be ready and it can take a few weeks for the work to be photographed and moderated before your certificates get back to you. This is a whole day visit and will help support learning in the areas of art and design and history.

PRICE: FULL DAY £16 per pupil
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PORTRAITURE, POWER AND PRIDE


Suitable for: UPPER KS2
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“The person that you think you are and the person you are received as are two completely, oftentimes, different people” Kehinde Wiley

Who are you? Who do you think the people in our portraits might have been? Pupils will use clues in the stained glass portraits to solve the mystery of who the people in the portraits are. We will also look closely at our Saint Adelaide panel by queer, black artist Kehinde Wiley which is a contemporary stained glass portrait of a young black man depicted as a saint. Pupils will compare St Adelaide and other Wiley portraits to the stained glass they were based on by the old masters, in a hands on way. The session will also include the opportunity for students to create the beginnings of their own self-portrait reflecting on what makes them feel powerful, proud, and noble. Pupils will also be able to use the light boxes to experiment with the power of colour in stained glass. This 2 hour session will help support learning in the areas of art and design, history and PSED. This workshop is also suitable for those exploring Black History Month (October)

"Thank you for the visit. The students have been raving about it and I can see evidence of their learning in their artwork back at school." - Art Coordinator, King's Ely Junior School Visited March 2022

PRICE: HALF DAY £4.50 per pupil
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STAINED GLASS, ART & RELIGION


Suitable for: KS2
  (c) Stained Glass Museum

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Pupils will explore the role of stained glass in religious buildings, looking at the
significance of light and colour, symbolism and narrative. We will introduce the use of stained glass in several religious contexts, Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Children will then have an opportunity to explore some of our Christian stained glass windows in the museum’s gallery, using their detective skills to work out what the windows are telling us and how they might differ from images of Islamic or Jewish windows. Pupils will be able to create their own stained glass inspired mandala or rose window in our studio area. We will explore our newest artwork, which is a perfect example to address questions of art and religion as it is a contemporary artwork by Black American artist Kehinde Wiley depicting a young black man in the place of a traditional Christian saint. Finally, groups will be able to work together to construct their own religious building and decide where the best place to place the stained glass windows would be. This is a 2 hour session that supports learning in RE, art and history.

PRICE HALF DAY:£4.50 per pupil
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CREATIVE SCIENCE:LIGHT AND COLOUR


Suitable for: KS2
  (c) Stained Glass Museum

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In this fun, interactive session we will learn together how our eyes see an object.
In smaller groups we will offer opportunities for the children to scientifically engage with tasks that focus on light and colour. In this session your students will be able to conduct their own absorption and reflection experiment, explore making a visible light spectrum using a prism and investigate the difference between mixing paint colours and light colours. This is a great session to embed teamwork. The children will make their own beautiful kaleidoscope to take back to school. This is a 2 hour session and supports learning in science and art and design.

PRICE: HALF DAY £4.50 per pupil (Minimum charge £45)
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STAINED GLASS INSPIRED ACRYLIC PAINTING


Suitable for: KS2
  (c) Stained Glass Museum

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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 using special paints and pens, creating a freestanding translucent colourful artwork. This is a one hour session and could be combined with one of our half day sessions to make a full day. This session supports learning in art and design and history.

Price: £4 per pupil
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Glass Fusing


Suitable for: KS2 and above
  (c) Stained Glass Museum

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Pupils will be introduced to a range of stained glass windows in the gallery that may inspire a design for their fused glass piece. There will be a chance to make sketches of any ideas that will be used in their design.

Pupils will move to our workshop area and 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 (long flat glass), and stringers (like spaghetti), which can be layered to produce a range of stunning visual effects. Glass will be kiln-fired and available for collection approximately one week after your visit. This is a 2 hour session that helps support learning in the areas of history, art and design and personal well-being.

"We had a brilliant day at the museum. All the children have been very positive about everything they did and can't wait to see their glass!" - Teacher of Art & Design and Technology, King's Ely Junior School, Visited March 2022

PRICE: £12 per pupil (minimum charge £120)
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SILK PAINTING


Suitable for: KS2
  (c) Stained Glass Museum

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An interactive session in the gallery exploring our stunning panels. Pupils will have the opportunity to look closely at the panels and share their views on the subject matter and techniques used. There will also be time to make sketches of their favourite pieces. The participants will then work in the studio and be shown how to paint one of the pre-guttered silks (10 cm x 15cm) using a range of silk paints, mixing the colours that they would like. They will be able to take the finished piece home on the day to frame or make into a card. This is a one hour session and could be combined with one of our half day sessions to make a full day. This session helps to support history, art and design and personal well-being.

Price: £6 per pupil
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