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Key Stages 3 to 5 (Ages 11 to 18)

 

Work with a creative facilitator or interpreter from the Beaney learning team to deepen understanding and learn new skills and techniques across a wide range of subjects from art and design, to photography, history, world culture and religion.

Investigating Victorian Canterbury

1 hour
£3 child (minimum charge £60)
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge


Find out about Victorian Canterbury and take part in a special Victorian objects investigation workshop including strange objects, fascinating documents, photographs and maps! This workshop can be combined with a visit to see the extensive Victorian displays at Canterbury Heritage Museum and/or the Beaney.

Victorian Explorers

1 hour session

£3 child (minimum charge £60)

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

 

Investigate some mysterious artefacts brought back to Canterbury from around the globe, discover the stories of the objects, the cultures to which they belonged, and the Victorian explorers who collected them in this fun interactive interpreter-led session.

World War One

1 hour interpreter-led session
£3 per pupil (minimum charge £50)
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge


Investigate what life was like for ordinary people living in Canterbury 100 years ago, and for soldiers serving on the Western Front in this thought-provoking hands-on session using real WW1 objects and documents.

World War Two

1 hour | £3 per pupil (minimum charge £60)
Canterbury Heritage Museum

Investigate what life was like in Canterbury during WW2 in this thought-provoking hands-on session using wartime artefacts, letters, documents, maps and oral history memories. Find out about the Canterbury Blitz, evacuation, rationing and local heroes including fire watchers and ambulance drivers. Use the session as a stimulus for history, literacy or art and for discussions about Remembrance. This workshop can be combined with a visit to the Blitz Gallery.

Local History Workshop

1 hour 30 minutes
£4 per child (minimum charge £80)
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

 

Meet a local history specialist and learn how to investigate real primary and secondary source material from library, museum and archive collections. Discover hidden stories from Canterbury’s colourful past, and find out how the city has changed since Victorian times.

Investigating and Creating Portraits

2 hours
£5 per pupil including materials (minimum charge £100)
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

 

Investigate the meaning of portraits in the collection, including works by famous artists such as Anthony Van Dyck and Dame Laura Knight. Find out what costumes, poses, expressions and symbols can reveal, and work with an artist to create your own masterpiece.

Investigating and Creating Sculpture

2 hours
£5 per pupil including materials (minimum charge £100)
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

 

Investigate sculpture from Ancient Egypt to the 21st century, using outstanding examples from the art collection. Enjoy an artist-led trail around the Beaney and nearby city streets. Find out about ideas, materials and techniques and work with an artist to create your own sculpture inspired by what you have seen.

Artist-led Tours and Workshops

Be inspired by art and artefacts at the Beaney, and take part in artist and creative faciltator led workshops to learn new skills and techniques. Tours and workshops can be tailored to meet individual requirements and to relate to specific areas of coursework. Subject areas and themes will include portraits, landscapes, sculpture, prints and drawings, photography, history and world culture. Please contact the learning team for further details and prices.

Special Exhibitions - Tours and Workshops

Explore our current temporary exhibition in an artist-led session ,then experiment with materials, styles and techniques inspired by what you have seen. Half or whole day visit. Please contact the learning team for further details and prices.

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Arts Award at The Beaney

Arts Award

The Beaney is an accredited Arts Award Centre. We have Arts Award advisers trained to facilitate and mediate all levels of Arts Award and would be delighted to discuss project ideas with schools and youth organisations.

 
 

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What's On: Family Events

Jumping Beaneys: Jack and the Beaneystalk
Friday 21 November, 10.30am to 11.30am
£3.50 per child, accompanying adult free, advance booking required, Learning Lab.

Join Jack and friends on a magical adventure. Can you find the gold at the top of the Beaneystalk? Then have fun creating your own beanstalk to take home! For children age 3 to 5 and their carers.

Jumping Beaneys: Create a Winter Landscape
Friday 19 December, 10.30am to 11.30am
£3.50 per child, accompanying adult free, advance booking required, Learning Lab.

Enjoy a winter-themed story, explore the galleries to discover paintings of animals in the snow, and have fun creating your own snowy collage to take home.

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Contact Us

Got a question? To find out more about activities for schools at the Beaney Art Museum and Library please contact Martin Crowther on 01227 862162 or email Martin Crowther

 
 

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