The Wallace Collection offers a variety of specially devised sessions for pupils with Special Educational Needs, both at the museum and in school, including Hospital Schools. All are free of charge. We also strive to accommodate special requests from schools.
Sessions are devised for pupils aged 10-18. A maximum 10 and minimum of 5 students and a ratio of 1 adult to every 3 pupils required per workshop.
Workshops for pupils with mild to moderate learning difficulties
Workshops for students with mild to moderate learning difficulties
All year round session. 2 hours plus an optional half hour lunch break
This interactive workshop involves dressing up, role-play and drawing inspired by portrait artists such as Rembrandt, Gainsborough and Velázquez.
Myths and Legends: Gods, Heroes and Monsters
All year round session. 2 hours plus an optional half-hour lunch break
Come face-to-face with Hercules, Perseus and Apollo, characters from Greek and Roman myths whose stories are told in paint, bronze, wood and clay! Find out how these stories have inspired artists through the ages by storytelling, role-play and a making activity.
All year round session. 2 hours, plus an optional half hour lunch break
How did armour develop through the ages? What was it like to fight in Tudor times? Your students will discover how the Tudor army protected themselves in battle, and will touch and try on original and replica armour.
Workshops for pupils with mild learning difficulties
NEW! Wearing Metal Trousers
Dated session: 1 October 2014, 31 March and 28 April 2015. 10.30am – 2.30pm including lunch (not provided)
Looking at a range of objects in our amazing armouries, students will try on armour from the handling collection, make armour from card, dress up and pose in their full regalia! Activities are divided into small chunks and can involve the skills of discussion, listening, looking, and cutting out and will be tailored to the students’ abilities.
‘What a Relief!’ Sculpture Workshop
Dated session: 18, 19, 20 November 2014, 29, 30 June, 8, 9 July 2015, 10.30am – 2.30pm
Students look at and handle real sculptures before trying out some sculptural techniques including moulding and casting, in this interactive hands-on workshop. This workshop involves messy materials.
Rich and Poor in Tudor Times: Meet Sir Robert Dudley and Moll Cutpurse!
Dated session: 1, 2, 3, 4 December 2014, 1½ hours (am or pm)
Meet Robert Dudley, favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, and Moll Cutpurse, a cross-dressing female criminal from the Tudor underworld. Find out about their lives and what it was like to be rich or poor in Tudor times. A truly interactive session!
Investigating Patterns: Printmaking Workshop
Dated session: 16, 17, 18 September, 8, 9, 10 December 2014, 24, 25, 26 February, 18, 19, 20, 21 May 2015, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Explore the many different patterns which decorate the beautiful furniture, staircase, ceilings and floors of this palatial home. Draw your own shape, turn it into a printing block and use it to make your own designs by printing it in different combinations. This workshop involves messy materials.