If Stones could Speak
Site: Kirkstall Abbey
History, Art, Science, Literacy
This workshop is led by museums staff.
This workshop will help pupils to understand why buildings and more specifically the abbey are designed and built in certain ways. We will look at size, shape, materials, colour, texture, pattern and function to discover why the monks built Kirkstall how they did and why it looks the way it does now. We will consider why Kirkstall Abbey is such a special place and why people still come to visit it 500 years after it stopped being a functioning building.
This workshop will involve small group detailed work and large group discussion. Small group work will incorporate different learning styles and will use drawings, rubbings and investigation. Large group discussion will give opportunities for sharing ideas and introduce and encourage new concepts and vocabulary.
For more information, contact the Learning & Access Officer on 0113 2305492.
Art & Design: Investigating materials
Science: Sorting & using materials, Grouping & changing materials
Literacy: En1 Speaking & listening, En2 Reading / Vocabulary
Cost: £55 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30