Let our resident artist lead your class in challenging art activities based on the museum collection.
The Local Shop – Clay Workshop (KS1/2)
Build your own local high street!
Using exhibits in the Andover museum and photos of local shops look at the changing face of the shops around us and build clay shop fronts using a variety of clay building techniques
Crazy Bones – Mixed media workshop (KS2)
Investigate through drawing and hands-on activities our collection of animal bones and Iron-age remains. Produce some wonderful mixed media and collage artwork based on observations.
Ancient Faces - Clay masks/Tiles - (KS2)
Build clay masks/wall tiles based on faces from ancient civilisations Includes drawing and collecting ideas from skulls and wooden heads in the museum, storytelling and clay work involving a variety of clay-building techniques.
On the Face of it – Clay portraits 3D or tiles or print (KS1/2)
Using the museum collection of portraits and mannequins as starting points. Includes drawing in the museum and either clay or printing in our new art room.
The Nature of Print – Printing Workshop (KS1)
Investigate the museum’s natural history collection. Includes handling of specimens (insects, fish, mammals, birds, bones) drawing and printmaking from ready-made blocks.
Transformations - Printing Workshop (KS 1/2)
Investigating the variety of pattern to be found in the museum. Includes drawing and making simple printing blocks. Exploring the variety of ways a simple motif can be linked to produce more complex designs by rotating, reflecting and repeating (links with maths.)
Magnificent Magnified Mini-beasts (KS1)
Create large painted/ mixed media creatures (insects, fish, butterfly, dragonfly, ladybird, wasp, grasshopper) working from the museum’s natural history collection. Includes observation and handling of specimens.
Close-up Creatures – Print workshop (KS2)
Investigate animals (birds, fish, insects etc) in the museum and the handling collection through careful observation and drawing, concentrating on one detail e.g. head, wing, tail, claw. Make a press print based on this.
Myths and legends – painting or 3D workshop (KS1/2)
The Wherwell Cockatrice
Tell the story of the Cockatrice weather vane in Andover museum. Includes discussion of other well-known mythical creatures. Drawing and, either- paintings based on this, or- 3D Cockatrice weather-vanes attached to conical roof-tops
Links with local studies of Weyhill fair, as featured in ‘The Mayor Of Casterbridge’ by Thomas Hardy.
For a pre-visit or to discuss how the museum can assist your class topics, contact the Museum Education Officer at Andover Museum.
A self led visit with combined handling session with our small selection of replica Iron Age objects.
Museum Interpreter Demonstrator led session at £26 per hour.
Hazard information for teachers to support risk assessment
Bookings and enquiries
Please ring the museum staff Tuesday to Saturday tel 01264 366283
Church Close, Andover has adequate space for a full length bus to turn around, making it possible to drop classes near the front door. It is not always possible to park in the Close.
Packed lunches can be eaten in our meetings room with adjacent toilet. However this must be pre booked.