Practical Art Techniques
The Wallace Collection specialises in practical art courses designed to re-invigorate teachers’ own creative skills. All the workshops involve time in the galleries for inspiration and a practical session in the Studio and are run by practicing artists. Schools and colleges can book sessions at a mutually convenient date.
Cost for up to 18 teachers, including tea, coffee and biscuits
All day workshops: £300
Half-day or twilight workshops: £200
To discuss availability please call 020 7563 9551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For teachers from all Key Stages
Study the human form both in art and reality. Look at how the body has been portrayed by artists such as Titian and Boucher. Having been inspired, draw from life and learn new approaches to life drawing.
Sketch book drawing & mixed media
For secondary Art Teachers
Enthused by paintings, armour and sculptures and using techniques including tonal work, drawing negative images and quick-fire sketching, drawing skills will be developed. Approaches to collecting ideas through sketching will be discussed giving teachers valuable tools and resources to help students develop their workbooks.
Create a life size head, with mod roc plaster, inspired by our marvellous portrait busts. Develop drawings in the galleries and use these to help design your sculpture. Participants will be encouraged to experiment with the structure and paint finishes of their creation.
Learn basic screen printing techniques using stencils to create the effect of photo silk screen printing. Using the Collection’s Old Master portraits sketch details, focusing on shape, colour and texture to develop ideas to produce variations of prints onto different papers and fabric.
‘I was dreading being made to draw but I really enjoyed the different techniques and "ways in" to the drawings. It will be very useful for teaching art as a non-specialist.’ Teacher, Sketch book drawing & mixed media course
Creative Writing Workshop
For secondary English Teachers
Work with published author and teacher, Lynda Waterhouse, writer of teenage novels, to explore the collection and discover how to inspire your pupils in their creative writing through the use of works of art. This workshop is of particular relevance to the creative writing component in the English Language GCSE.