Looking to engage your school with art in a dynamic learning environment? That’s exactly what Willow Lane Primary did when a class of 7 and 8 year olds visited the Peter Scott Gallery on 4th February 2015. As part of a Lancaster University Students Union (LUSU) Creative Arts project schools engaged with Live at LICA and the Peter Scott Gallery’s art collection both in school and on campus.
Schools were given the opportunity to offer their students the chance to not only learn about a variety of art movements but to change their learning environment for a day to the Peter Scott Gallery and Lancaster University campus as a whole.
Groups of LUSU volunteers ran creative learning sessions in each school which consisted of a discussion exercise about art movements, and their associated values, with four different craft activities to follow. The schools were then invited onto campus for an Art Hunt and the chance to draw their favourite artworks from the exhibition ‘Hunker Down’.
After the trail they then took part in LUSU volunteer lead craft activities.
Each stage of the Creative Arts project, including the gallery activities, linked to the national curriculum. In addition clear aims, objectives and learning outcomes were identified.
Why not take a look at the Peter Scott Gallery trail the children received and the photos from the day to get a taster of what your school could experience with us.
When asked what they enjoyed some children stated that they 'enjoyed the art gallery'. They also mentioned 'drawing and the art hunt'.
The teachers who attended also had positive responses: ‘Wonderful opportunity for children to visit an art gallery and University. Something these children have not done before’