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Schools workshops Autumn 2018

Tue, 18th Sep, 2018

We are inviting schools to come and enjoy our next exhibition In Search of Frankenstein by Chloe Dewe Mathews. From melting glaciers to nuclear bunkers, In Search of Frankenstein reveals the present-day landscape that once inspired Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel. In the bicentennial year of its publication, Impressions Gallery presents Chloe Dewe Mathews’ acclaimed exhibition, originally shown at the British Library earlier this year.

Fact, Fiction and Frankenstein KS1 to KS2

This workshop transports pupils to Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps. In the first part of the workshop, pupils will go on a journey around the exhibition exploring themes such as the environment, human nature, man-made disaster. Pupils will gain visual literacy skills and take part in interactive discussions exploring how fact influences fiction.

In the second part of the workshop, pupils will be given a range of images and words to inspire them to create their own fictional character. Using the material they have selected, pupils will work in groups and use a digital camera and film editing software to bring their character to life. 



In the final part of the session, pupils’ characters will be projected in the gallery. A copy of the work produced can be sent to teachers on request. 



Curriculum areas: Art and Design, English, Science 



Learning Outcomes 


Pupils will:
•    Learn about the artist and their art work. 

•    Explore traditional literacy and understand the context behind it
•    Use a range of techniques including craft and filmmaking. 

•    Produce creative work and explore ideas.



For more information download our autumn schools guide here
 
Visual Literacy Workshop KS3 to KS5
This workshop helps students develop a critical understanding of artworks and the themes and ideas behind them. In the first part of the workshop, pupils will take part in discussions on the relationship between text and image. 

In the second part of the workshop, pupils will develop skills in how to read and interpret images. Students will work in groups choosing one image to explore. Using visual literacy worksheets to guide their thoughts, they will be encouraged to explore and argue alternative points of view. At the end of the session, groups will feedback their findings sharing their opinions with the rest of the group. 



Curriculum areas: Photography, Art and Design, English, Science 



Learning Outcomes 


Pupils will:

•    Learn about the artist and their art work

•    Explore traditional literacy and understand the context behind it


•    Learn how ideas, themes, subjects and feelings can inspire creative responses
•    Learn how to read and interpret images

• Have the opportunity to make enquiries and 
develop interpretation.

Booking details
•    Workshop cost £95+VAT special workshop price for Artsmark schools of £76+VAT 
 (20% discount) 

•    2 hour session
•    Maximum 35 students per session. 

•    Where possible, please book at least two weeks in advance. 

•    Call Jennifer Sobol, Learning Manager on 01274 737843 or email 
jennifersobol@impressions-gallery.com

For more information download our autumn schools guide here