Available until 30 June 2023.
Inspired by our exhibition Zaibunnisa by Maryam Wahid, this creative workshop explores how flowers can act as symbols of our identity.
Maryam Wahid is an artist who uses photography to convey her identity as a British Pakistani Muslim woman. In Zaibunnisa, Maryam takes us on a journey to discover her Pakistani heritage while visiting her mother’s childhood home in Lahore for the first time. Flowers can be seen throughout the exhibition, playing an important role in Maryam’s family life and cultural traditions. Symbolic in many cultures, flowers can hold different meanings, such as love, joy, luck, peace and remembrance.
At the beginning of the workshop pupils will be invited to explore the exhibition looking for symbols that represent Maryam’s life, culture and background. They will then take part in a discussion around their identity and be encouraged to think about the meaning of different flowers in their own culture.
In the second half of the workshop, pupils will get creative. Using coloured paper, string and craft materials they will guided to make a flower garland that reflects who they are.
Art and Design, English, History
· Learn about the artist and their art work.
· Explore issues of culture and identity.
· Use creative techniques, such as craft
· Produce creative work and explore ideas.
· Learn how art can reflect and shape our history.
· This workshop supports the teaching of British Values and aims to teach tolerance and respect for people of different faiths.
• Workshop cost £120+VAT.
• Special price for Artsmark schools of £96+VAT (20% discount).
• The session time is 2 hours long.
• Maximum 35 students per session.
• Where possible, please book at least two weeks in advance.
To book call Jennifer Sobol, Learning Manager on 01274 737843 or email email@example.com
“I grew up learning my late Nano loved jasmine flowers and would wear them in her hair. In Britain, the jasmine flowers I had seen were different to the ones I saw in Pakistan. Mum would keep the buds next to her bedside table in memory of her mother and when visiting her grave, she would source them to decorate her grave with.“