Key Stage 4 Wakehurst - Art and photography themed day
In this visit, secondary school students sketch and collect photographs for their art and photography projects, using the landscape and plant and seed collections as their inspiration. The art and photography day is tailored to suit the needs of your group and planned in detail prior to the visit.
Students have the opportunity to use high-magnification microscopes.
Students sketch and collect photographs for landscape projects using the gardens at Wakehurst as their inspiration. For natural forms and still-life projects, large amounts of varied native and exotic plant material can be made available. These materials can be viewed at the macro or micro level.
Students also have the opportunity to collect images in a variety of media for their projects.
- Length: Day visit - Includes 2 or 3 sessions designed around a creative theme.
- Group size: 20 students.
- Minimum supervision required: 1 adult per 10 students.
- Programme cost: Part of a full day programme - fee starts at £180 | See our detailed pricing plan for more information.
School visits at Wakehurst support and enhance the curriculum offered in schools. We aim to give students opportunities that are difficult or impossible to create in the school environment.
As teachers ourselves, we design our sessions to match the learning outcomes in the National Curriculum. At the moment, the new government has withdrawn the changes planned for 2010/11 and will be producing new curriculum guidelines. Once they have done that, we will re-visit the learning outcomes for our sessions.
The learning outcomes shown apply to the curriculum as it is at this time. Please note that all our sessions have a cross curricular approach and are tailored to suit the educational needs of your group. This session offers students the opportunity to learn to:
- sketch landscape
- use native and exotic plant material in natural form and still-life projects
- create 2D and 3D ephemeral art using a rich variety of natural materials
- use microscopes and visiscopes to explore the amazing detail of plants.
Links with QCA/DfE schemes of work
The specification for exam boards vary. When you book a school visit at Wakehurst, let us know which exam board you are using and we will work with you to tailor the session for your students.
A typical day at Wakehurst is made up of either two sessions of approximately 1.5 - 2 hours each, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, or three sessions of approximately 1 hour each, two in the morning and one in the afternoon.
We also offer a number of activity days, designed around a theme. Once you've selected a combination of activities for your group, you can make a school booking to visit Wakehurst by filling in our online form.
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