Artist Led School Workshops
The Foundling Museum has a series of bookable workshops available for schools, with a new school resource developed for each temporary exhibition. Students work with an artist educator and engage with the history of the Foundling Hospital through discussion, art, language and ideas and encourage a creative learning environment around history and art and design.
For £3 per student we provide the artist, the teaching and the materials in the art box. Each session lasts up to two hours, with the opportunity for students to explore each room of the Foundling Museum in a unique learning experience.
Maximum 30 students per group
Duration 1-2 hours
£3 per student, teachers go free
Workshops must be booked in advance on a first come first serve basis. To book a workshop please contact Melany Rose on 020 7841 3610 or email email@example.com
Please download a risk assessment form here.
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: 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 art and artists. It focuses on four key aspects around four contemporary artists Clare Twomey, Jeremy Deller, Richard Wentworth and Grayson Perry and makes links to the Foundling Museum.
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
Exchange: 1,000 Good Deeds at the Foundling Museum
Based on our summer 2013 exhibition Exchange by artist Clare Twomey, students will explore ideas of good deed, charity, and giving that lies within Twomey’s work and make connections to the institutionalised lives of the Foundling pupils through history. Students will explore the process of commissioning art and responding to a museum collection by proposing their own ideas for good deed artworks.
Images: Exchange 2013, © Clare Twomey
The Victorian Foundling Hospital
This gallery based workshop explores the history of the Foundling Hospital throughout the Victorian era through practical activities, discussion and debate.
Images: Girls in Schoolroom at the London Foundling Hospital © Coram in the care of the Foundling Museum