News from the Learning Department

News from the Learning Department brings you stories about Learning Programmes covering all audiences: families, young people, schools and teachers, higher education students, adults, communities, and the creative industries. Our team of writers will take you behind the scenes of our programmes and bring you highlights of our events.

The Learning Department programmes events, activities, courses and projects to inspire creativity in all of our audiences. We also manage gallery interpretation, residency programmes and evaluation.

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Reaching out to Schools

By Pippa Joiner, Assistant Programme Manager (Schools).

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Take over day at the V&A

Take over day at the V&ABy Rebecca English, Assistant Programme Manager.

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Creative Quarter 2012

By Cara Williams, Schools Programmes Manager.Creative Quarter, the V&A’s flagship event for secondary schools and colleges, took place on Friday 16th November and was attended by 30 schools from around London and further afield. A total of 3,600 young people participated in talks, workshops and drop-in events throughout the day.

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Soft Circuits

By Alex Flowers, Digital Programmes Manager.

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Big Draw, Big Make

By David Judd Creative Projects Manager – Learning DepartmentOn Sunday 30 September over 13,000 people took part in the Big Draw, Big Make events at the V&A in a frenzy of sketching, scribbling, stenciling and stiching! The day focussed on showing how important drawing is for design and got visitors involved by giving everyone a portfolio, pencil and paper to go out into the galleries and get creative.

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Inspired by…Photography

This year's Inspired By… competition is up and running, with a great display on show in the Sackler Centre showing artists' and designers work which has been inspired by the V&A's collections. To tie in with the exhibition, this weekend we put on a range of talks, workshops and open studios offering visitors a chance to get creative.

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