Turner’s House in Twickenham opens ways for pupils and teachers to engage in a cross-curricular learning programme, which draws inspiration from J.M.W. Turner’s home, art and historical context.
Workshop with Turner’s House Artist-in-Residence!
In October, our Artist-in-Residence, Anna Paterson, will run an experimental painting workshop in which pupils will learn about what being an artist looks like. After looking at a selection of vibrant watercolour paintings by JMW Turner, pupils will then have the opportunity to make their own watery landscapes. They will be encouraged to express themselves in a playful and improvised style, inspired by the experimental way that JMW Turner painted. Anna and the Turner’s House education team will come to your school for this 1.5-hours session.
£60 per class, available Tuesdays to Thursdays.
Curriculum Links: Art
Reception & KS1 Museum Takeover Day November Workshop
In November, to celebrate Museum Takeover Day, we will run a unique workshop available for Reception, KS1 and KS2 classes. Practical experience of working in Turner’s House, pupils will learn about local history while helping in cleaning, packing and cataloguing historical objects. They will also learn about the importance of caring about a collection and will go on a treasure hunt to find bugs who might damage it.
£80 per class, available 10am-12noon on Tuesdays in November.
Curriculum Links: History, English
Turner in Twickenham Exhibition Project
During the year we run a project with KS2 classes across an entire term, with a visit to Turner’s House and workshops at your school, pupils will explore history and art while building up material for an exhibition at your school. As part of the project, students will learn valuable skills through the development of their exhibition: they will write their own exhibition labels and learn to give tours, improving transferable written and verbal communication skills.
Available all year. Dates and times to be decided with schools, the project consists of 1 visit to Turner’s House and 2 workshops at your school.
£3.50 per pupil for the whole term.
Curriculum Links: Art, History, English
For information please contact our Learning and Volunteers Officer, Rita Piglionica, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware that we cannot accommodate self-led school visits.