Contemporary Art Skills
Site: Leeds Art Gallery
This workshop is led by museums staff.
A workshop to broaden ideas and experience of contemporary art. During this two-hour workshop, students will explore diverse artworks to understand ‘visual’ language and the variety of ways art is being made in 21st Century Britain.
Going to the Studio, pupils continue their investigations exploring the history and qualities of a variety of everyday objects and magazines, considering what happens to 'their stories' when they are combined. Working in pairs or small groups, pupils select, alter and arrange objects to communicate an idea about a contemporary issue of their choosing. Assemblages and installation are recorded through quick drawings including consideration of where in Leeds the sculptures would be placed.
The workshop concludes with a presentation of outcomes by makers and discussion of what has been learnt about sculpture.
- understands that ready-made and found objects are often used to make
Contemporary sculpture and collage
- introduces ephemeral and site-specific artwork
- considers the role of documentary recording in the making of art
Contact the Learning & Access Officer for more details or to make a booking on 0113 2468254.
Art and Design: 1. Exploring ideas; 2. Investigating and making, 3. Evaluating and developing; 4. Knowledge and understanding; 5. using a range of materials.
PLTS: IE, CT, RL, TW, SM, EF
Cost: £55 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30