All sessions listed are half-day, unless otherwise stated.

If you would like us to create a bespoke session for your group then please get in touch with us.


  (c) Stained Glass Museum

Subject: English, with Discover Arts Award option
Suitable for: KS3+

English National Curriculum Aims
- Pupils use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas.
- Pupils are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.
- Pupils should write accurately, fluently, effectively and at length for pleasure and information through stories, scripts, poetry and other imaginative writing.

Art Unlocked is a new programme for those who want to explore the art world in new and interesting ways. Through workshops led by our Curator and Learning & Community Engagement Manager Art Unlocked is designed to encourage young people to engage with art and enabling them to improve on their critiquing skills, knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the art world, there is also an option to complete a Discover Arts Award.

Your session will take a theme, with an ‘object in focus’ presentation – this focus and theme can be tailored to your schools needs and curriculum emphasis. After this presentation there will be a discussion and a language and literacy task to solidify the discussion and the pupils thoughts.

PRICE (without Arts Award, half-day):£4.50 per pupil(Minimum charge £45)
PRICE (with Arts Award option, full day): £10 per pupil (minimum charge £100), fee includes logbooks, moderation and certificates
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  (c) Stained Glass Museum

Subject: Art & Design & PSHE - Mental Health & Wellbeing
Workshop also suitable for those exploring Black History Month (October 2021)
Suitable for: KS3+

Art and Design National Curriculum Aims
- Pupils are taught to analyse and evaluate their own work, and that of others, in order to strengthen the visual impact or applications of their work
- Pupils are taught about the history of art, craft, design and architecture, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times up to the present day

PSHE Association Learning Aims
- Pupils learn how we are all unique; that recognising and demonstrating personal strengths build self-confidence, self-esteem and good health and wellbeing
- Pupils learn strategies to develop assertiveness and build resilience to peer and other influences that affect both how they think about themselves and their health and

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

After the recent acquisition of St Adelaide by queer, black artist Kehinde Wiley which is a contemporary stained glass portrait of a young black man depicted as a saint, we wanted to create a session where students can look at various different portraits in our collection and use the visit to increase their knowledge in order to compare and contrast against differing portraiture styles some of which challenge the conventions of Western Art.

A lot of the portraits we have in our collection are people of great significance e.g. Queen Victoria, George III, The Duke of Clarence – what was it that made these people powerful? Do you need to be a royal to be majestic or heroic?
The session will also include the opportunity for students to create their own self-portrait reflecting on what makes them feel powerful, proud, and noble.

PRICE: £4.50 per pupil (Minimum charge £45)
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Spotlight Tours

  (c) Stained Glass Museum

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?
PRICE: £2 per pupil (minimum charge £20)

Using the gallery for artistic sources of inspiration

The museum gallery is a fantastic place for GCSE, A-Level and equivalent college-level Art and Design students to access examples of historic, modern and contemporary art. We have portable lightweight chairs in the gallery which can be used for sketching. The variety of stained glass on display provides examples of traditional and modern crafts, innovative approaches to design, as well as glass colouring, cutting, painting and firing techniques.

Other Arts and Crafts Options

Glass Painting

  (c) Stained Glass Museum

Suitable for: KS3+

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 either acrylic or glass using paints and pens.
PRICE: £4.50 per pupil(minimum charge £45)
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Glass Fusing

  (c) Stained Glass Museum

Suitable for: KS3+

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, and stringers, which can be layered to produce a range of visual effects. Glass will be kiln-fired and available for collection approximately one week after your visit.
PRICE: £12 per pupil (minimum charge £120)
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