Artist Led School Workshops
A synopsis of each workshop is listed below. All workshops are suitable for primary and secondary schools. Booking details are at the bottom of the page.
For artist led workshops we provide the artist, the teaching and the materials (in the art box). All you have to do is download and print up the resource at school, enough for one per child and bring this along with you. Or you can work on paper which will be provided by the artist. When you leave at the end of your workshop you will need to leave all the materials behind in the art box.
The Foundling Museum and the Story of the Gift of Art
This gallery based workshop is led by contemporary practicing artists. Students will engage with the story of the Foundling Hospital through critical thinking, looking, debate and practical art activities. They will explore the history of social care past and present through dialogue with the Foundling Museum’s art collection.
Images: Thomas Coram, 1963, by William MacMillan RA (1887-1977) © Foundling Museum and Baby things [Mitten], 2008, patinated bronze © Tracey Emin
The Foundling Museum and Contemporary Artists
This gallery based workshop explores the links the Foundling Museum has with contemporary artists. It focuses on four key aspects and four contemporary artists with links to the Foundling Museum:
The Artwork: Creating pieces for the Foundling Museum: Clare Twomey
The Artists: Supporting the Foundling Museum: Jeremy Deller
The Collection: Objects and meaning: Richard Wentworth
The Foundlings: Personal histories and memories: Grayson Perry
Images: Still from The Battle of Orgrave, 17 June 2001 © Jeremy Deller and detail from The March of the Guards to Finchley, 1749-50, by William Hogarth (1697-1764) © Foundling Museum
Maximum 30 students per group
Duration 2 hours
£2 per student, teachers go free
Workshops must be booked in advance on a first come first served basis. To book a workshop please contact 020 7841 3610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.