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. Turner’s home, art and historical context.
KS1 & KS2 Turner and the Landscape Workshop with Orleans House Gallery
For KS1 and KS2 classes we run an engaging workshop across two sites. Pupils will explore Turner’s House and learn about the history of the house and Turner’s landscapes with his Liber Studiorum collection. Then pupils will be led to Orleans House Gallery where they will create their own artwork inspired by Turner’s House and the landscape.
Workshops are 2 hours and run on Tuesdays from 10am-12noon.
To book a visit, please contact the Orleans House Gallery education team:
Phone: 020 8487 5258
Please download our teachers pre visit booklet for practical information and resources for your visit.
Assemblies on Local History
Turner’s House education staff offer FREE 10-15min assemblies on protecting local heritage. In this short presentation aimed at primary school pupils, they will learn more about the story behind the building of the house, the people who lived in it, how Professor Livermore saved Sandycombe Lodge and its recent restoration project. Pupils will also learn how they can know and protecting local heritage.
Available Tuesdays-Thursdays. For enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
KS1 & KS2 Meet the artist: Nicky Carvell
In occasion of our Artist-in-Residence project, the artist Nicky Carvell will be running KS1 and KS2 workshops at your school during October only. During the 1.5hr workshops, pupils will investigate colour and landscape while engaging with artists that have been inspired by J.M.W. Turner and his paintings.
Available 10am-12noon Tuesdays in October.
£30 per class, for enquires please contact email@example.com
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 going on a treasure hunt to find bugs who might damage it.
Available 10am-12noon on Tuesdays in November.
£60 per class, for enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Turner in Twickenham Exhibition Project
During the summer and spring term we run a project with years 5 and 6 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.
With dates and times to be decided with school, the workshop consists of 1 visit to Turner’s House and 2 workshops at your school.
£3.50 per pupil for the whole term, for enquiries please contact email@example.com
This project is fully booked for the 2019-2020 school year, however we hope to expand the project to more schools next year, so please get in contact if you would like to be added to the waiting list for 2020-2021.
Please be aware that we cannot accommodate self-led school visits.