Outreach Programme

John Lyon's Charity Project

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If your school is a secondary state school within the boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, RBKC or Westminster you could qualify for free outreach sessions and free exclusive CPD events plus half price workshops supporting Art, Craft & Design. This initiative is generously supported by John Lyon’s Charity and is available during the 2013/14 academic year.

All workshops have been devised in collaboration with design professionals and offer insight into contemporary practice. The workshops use iconic museum objects to explain design processes and aim to enhance students’ learning of the Design & Technology and Art & Design curriculum.

Half-price Workshops:

We are offering 50% off all Art, Craft & Design workshops (normally £150).  Workshops are led by professional artists and designers and explore the museum's vast collections through cutting edge contemporary practice. Details of all available workshops and dates can be found here: Workshops for Art & Design and D&T Secondary Students

Free Outreach Sessions:

We are offering exciting 2 hour outreach sessions with designer-maker Jasleen Kaur, a recent RCA graduate. Students will be introduced to Jasleen's practice and given a series of short, fun hands–on design challenges.

John Lyon's Charity Project

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DesignLab:

Are you interested in taking part in an in-depth project with the V&A? DesignLab offers students the chance to broaden their knowledge of the designed world and get them buzzing with new ideas. The summer programme will be delivered by ceramicist and sculptor, Nao Matsunaga, and digital fashion designers, The T-shirt Issue.

Free CPD Events For Teachers 2013/14

We are offering a fantastic programme of FREE events for you and your colleagues throughout 2013/14.



John Lyon's Charity Project

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My V&A': Exclusive Designer led tour and workshop
Friday 2nd May 2014
17.30 – 19.30

Join us on a unique tour of the V&A and gain ideas for your teaching practice. In this CPD event you will find out about objects selected by Jasleen Kaur, a designer-maker and recent RCA graduate, who works closely with the schools programme. You will also get the chance to invent your own product design solution in the studio.


Fashion show in Sala Bianca, 1955. Archivio Giorgini. Photo by G.M. Fadigati © Giorgini Archive, Florence.

Fashion show in Sala Bianca, 1955. Archivio Giorgini. Photo by G.M. Fadigati © Giorgini Archive, Florence.

‘The Glamour of Italian Fashion’
Friday 9th May 2014
17.30 – 19.30

Come and see this spectacular exhibition for FREE and enjoy a comprehensive look at Italian Fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. There will be an introductory talk by  V&A guest speaker Lucia Savi which gives special insight into the exhibition.


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Fashion Masterclass
Friday 6th June 2014
17.30 – 19.30

Work with designer Julianna Sissons and explore the Medieval and Renaissance galleries. You will then use this to inspire your own garment designs back in the studio.


The feathered hat; Study for a portrait of the Artist's wife, Robert Polhill Bevan, about 1915. Musuem no. CIRC.241-1963. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The feathered hat; Study for a portrait of the Artist's wife, Robert Polhill Bevan, about 1915. Musuem no. CIRC.241-1963. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Experimental Drawing Masterclass
Friday 13th June 2014
17.30 – 19.30

Join artist Lina Peterson to discover different experimental drawing techniques. You will take inspiration from the ceramics galleries to make work inspired by objects and their shadows.


John Lyon's Charity Project

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Celebratory Evening
Friday 4th July 2014
17.30 -19.30

Join us to celebrate the culmination of the John Lyon’s Charity project, learn how the V&A can continue to support your school and pick up a range of free resources.


You may also be interested in:

  • Reduced student and teacher price (£2) to ALL our exhibitions.
  • Self-guided visits with free downloadable resources.

The above events have been generously supported by John Lyon’s Charity. To find out more or to book any of the workshops, projects or teacher events, please contact Holly Burton directly on h.burton@vam.ac.uk or 0207 942 2481.

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Sat 06 December 2014 11:00

SPECIAL YOUNG PEOPLE'S EVENT: Free event for 16-24 year olds interested in finding out more about working in the creative industries.

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