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.

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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