Experience how artists through the ages have marshalled vibrant spectrums to paint emotions, landscape and portraits. An artist will work in mixed media with pupils to create their own colour masterpieces.
Secret Knowledge (KS1-3)
Connect your pupil’s experience of today’s mobile ‘selfies’ with the history of photography. Experience the vivid detail of some of the Victorian paintings and discover whether John Atkinson Grimshaw ‘cheated’ by painting over photographs, before creating a ‘Grimshaw’ picture of your own.
Seaside History (KS1-3)
How did the idea of a day at the seaside begin? Explore ideas about ‘spas’ and seaside culture. Take a look at the language and images of advertising and of postcards home, create your own seaside stories, make your own postcards or work with our artists on seaside-themed textile and design.
When Dinosaurs Ruled the World! (KS1-3)
The world of the dinosaurs on your doorstep. From real fossil footprints to the skeleton of the plesiosaur, this workshop will ignite imaginations; create a story map of a time when dinosaurs could be seen on the beach.
Prehistoric People (KS1-3)
Take your pupils on a journey back in time to the era of the Stonehenge and unravel the mystery of the Star Carr Headdress.
The Viking Sunstone (KS2-4)
Scientists at last have grounds for believing that the legendary Viking “sunstone” used to navigate the seas did indeed exist.Understand the properties of this calcite crystal (crystallised calcium carbonate or Iceland spar). Learn the science around polarising sunlight and using the North Star and compass cards to chart navigation routes. This workshop can also be tailored to cover creative research into the geography of the Viking world and to develop stories and illustrations about the stone.