Workshops for Art & Design and D&T Secondary Students

V&A Activity - Designlab : Fashion Design Workshop, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

V&A Activity - Designlab: Fashion Design Workshop, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Led by professional artists and designers, our Art, Craft and Design workshops explore the Museum's vast collections through cutting edge contemporary practice.

'The students learned to take risks and be creative, to recognise form and function in design and to think abut how design meets users' needs.'
(Year 7 D&T teacher)


Fashion & Textiles

Develop research and creative thinking skills in this fast paced practical session, working in teams to design an experimental fashion collection.

Summer Term: Summer Term: 7th & 14th May, 11th & 18th June, 2nd July 2014

Experimental Drawing

Try out a range of unusual and innovative drawing techniques and develop amazing ideas for art & design projects.

Summer Term: 8 May, 4 June & 12 June 2014

V&A Educational Activity - DesignLab, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

V&A Educational Activity - DesignLab, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Digital Design: Code

Produce creative coding for artistic design and interactive animations. The work will be created on an online platform and will be available to develop, extend and share after the session.

Summer Term: 13 May, 24 & 26 June and 8 July 2014

Product Design: Ingenious

Discover intriguing and unusual product design solutions from the past, and then come up with your own ingenious inventions using an array of recycled materials.

Summer Term: 6 & 22 May, 19 & 25 June and 3 July 2014


Look at examples of design and typography then use experimental 3D techniques combined with digital technology to respond to a brief back in the studio.

Summer Term: 15 &21 May, 3 &5 June 2014


Explore and gather ideas around the Museum before trying different techniques and creating your own designs in the Ceramics studio.

Summer Term: 20 May, 10 & 17 June 2014


Cost: £150
Timing: 10.30–14.30
Capacity: Maximum 30 students per session. ‘Ceramics’ 20 students maximum per session. 'Digital Design: Code', 16 students maximum per session
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Event - V&A Sanctuary

Fri 19 October 2012–Fri 11 July 2014

TEACHERS' EVENT: Recharge your creative batteries and work with artists, designers and makers. Enjoy meeting other creative teachers, try out new techniques, develop your own creative talents and get inspiration to take back to the classroom.

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