Ways of Seeing
Site: Leeds Art Gallery
This workshop is led by museums staff.
This popular two-hour workshop develops skills and confident analysis of personal work and that of others, encourages independent learning and research. After a brief introduction to the importance of critical studies within Art and Design in school and Further and Higher Education, pupils explore selected artworks in small groups in the gallery identifying questions they would like to ask the artist. Having answered a question chosen by another group to find out how educated guessing can be a successful strategy in the understanding of art, groups encode questions to see how instinctive questions can be harnessed to produce good art critique. Instinctive approaches are followed by the introduction of a formal structure for looking in a whole group activity that engages with construction, content and content.
The workshop concludes with discussion about approaches to further research and writing about art and on request can involve a visit to the study libraries at the Henry Moore Institute and the Art Library next door.
Teachers are invited to use this workshop for exam preparation. It can also be adapted to meet the criteria for Primary source work in the History curriculum.
- develops enquiry and research skills
- links art with the context in which it was made
- values art critique within art curricula
- works with personal interest in learning
- makes links between different areas of learning
For more information, contact the Learning & Access Officer on 0113 347 8254.
Art and Design: 1a-c, 3a, 4a-c, 5ad
PLTS: IE, CT, RL, TW, EF
Cost: £55 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30