Special event On now until Friday, 15 July 2022

Schools & Colleges In person Workshops (Summer 2022)

Join us at the museum for our exciting in-person, hands-on workshops with your class.

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • 30 June – 1 July 2022
    7 – 8 July 2022
    14 – 15 July 2022

  • Art Studio, Sackler Learning Centre, V&A South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £150.00

Our in-person workshop offer for Schools & Colleges, delivered by museum-educators, will revolve around the design thinking process; an exploration of the museum collection through the lens of critical & creative thinking, problem solving & hands-on activities to inspire students.

We have 4 workshops to choose from for Primary and Secondary students; Design for Change (KS4 & 5), Design Iteration & Prototyping (KS2 & 3), Fashion Conscience (KS3 –5) & Pattern, Shape & Me (KS1 & 2). Find out about each workshop below.

Available: Thursdays and Fridays,
2 session slots per day
AM (10.30 - 12.00) & PM (13.00 - 14.30)
Timing: 90 minutes
Cost: £150
Capacity: 1 class per session (maximum 32 students)
Location: Art Studio, Sackler Centre, V&A
KS1 - KS5
Find out more about each session below...

Pattern, Shape & Me (KS1 & 2)
This workshop will explore pattern & shape within the Islamic Middle East Galleries, whilst looking at the cultural identities behind their design. The session will focus on key stage 1 & 2 maths curriculum, in particular
geometry, Art & Design and the PSHE curricula. This workshop will include a guided visit to the Islamic Middle East gallery.

Design Iteration and Prototyping (KS2 & 3)
This workshop for KS2 & 3 students will lay out a design thinking process of iteration and prototyping. Using the V&A’s Design 1900-NOW collection as a starting point, students will be guided to pick out key objects, movements and individuals in this hands-on workshop.


Fashion Conscience (KS3-5)
This workshop uses V&A’s dynamic and diverse fashion collection, drawing on particular pieces to highlight
techniques, key movements, and influential individuals. Students will explore how the change in silhouettes
(male & female) and textiles are seen as a radical statement against political and social norms. The workshop
will support national curriculum at key stage 3,4 & 5 and complement study at GCSE and above.


Design for Change (KS4 & 5)
In a world of big problems such as political uncertainty, economic instability, environmental crisis, an aging
population, and conflict, design has a role to play in changing behaviours, creating social change and raising
awareness to create a desirable and sustainable future. This workshop for KS4 & 5 will focus on zeitgeist
movements such as activism and social awareness around big issues drawing from the V&A 's collection of
design as a catalyst for change for participants to springboard their own ideas from.

Booking:
To book, please click on the BOOK NOW on this page, and select your preferred date and time (AM or PM) and session choice from the 4 options. Once confirmed, you will receive an automated booking confirmation. Our Schools & Colleges team will be in touch on email to ask extra details or your class and provide your with follow-up information ahead of the visit.

Want to know more? Please email schools@vam.ac.uk if you have any queries.

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