School Workshops

We believe that learning does not just take place in the classroom, it happens everywhere.

That’s why we offer a diverse programme of gallery activities for schools that offer young people the unique opportunity to engage with original artworks. This is a unique opportunity for schools, with activities ranging from exhibition workshops, talks and tours.

Booking Information

Our school workshops are led by Associate Lecturers from the Arts University Bournemouth, who are specialised in a variety of fields in art, media and design. Class sizes are no more than 20 students per group and workshops usually last two hours. All materials are provided.

Please email schools@aub.ac.uk or call 01202 363016 for more details and to enquire about our availability.

AUB offers a huge range of opportunities to a variety of different schools and colleges such as campus tours, open days, and Saturday Art School. For more opportunities to get involved please visit our Schools and Colleges page.

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CURRENT EXHIBITION WORKSHOPS

New workshop dates and further information about our current and upcoming exhibitions held in TheGallery, AUB, will be listed here. To book a workshop or to find out more information, please email schools@aub.ac.uk.

Dazzle & The Art of Defence

Workshop Date: Wednesday 20 March & Thursday 28 March 2019 |10am – 12pm | 1pm – 3pm

Participants and numbers: Max. 25

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Workshop overview:

After an introduction and visit to the exhibition, participants will be invited to use their imagination to develop a creative response to the ‘Dazzle and the Art of Defence’ exhibition.

Following an introductory talk by The Gallery Manager and the gallery workshop tutor, students will spend 20 minutes examining the exhibition to decide upon a series of ‘inspirations’ to work with during the activity. Taking inspiration from the exhibition students will then work independently to individually produce designs on a pre-printed template. Although the students’ responses will initially be inspired by the Dazzle exhibition, there is an opportunity to reference previous learning/other complementary subjects (e.g. pattern, positive/negative space, vorticism, colour theory, symmetry/geometry, camouflage etc.). Time permitting there will then be an opportunity to develop the students’ 2D responses into a collective abstract sculptural outcome.

Finally, we will regroup in TheGallery to review and evaluate the session. Feedback on the session using post-it notes to record written comments will take place before the close of the workshop.

Detail:

10mins – Introduction to the gallery and exhibition

20 mins – Intro to the work and planned activity, analyse student choices of work and also look at 3 specific pieces

10 mins – demonstration of materials and activity on offer

60 mins – Taking inspiration from the exhibition students will then work independently to individually produce designs on a pre-printed template. Time permitting there will then be an opportunity to develop the students’ 2D responses into a collective abstract sculptural outcome.

10mins – Show work in tabletop exhibition and evaluate as a group and gather comments as feedback on post-it notes.