""Just wanted to say how brilliant the Spaceman workshop was! Our children had a fantastic day and thoroughly enjoyed your visit. Hoping to book again next year!"
Lisa, Y1 teacher, Halifax
REPLICA APOLLO SPACESUIT WORKSHOP FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS
PUPILS WILL LEARN ..
About the lives of Vincent Van Gogh and LS Lowry.
None specifically related to these artists, though we do offer a full 'significant individuals' / ‘famous people’ day based on two other person profiles. For example, you could have two half days from either a Neil Armstrong 'spaceman' experience; a Roman Britain Boudica workshop; a Winston Churchill 'Blitz' workshop or a Queen Victoria Inventions workshop – more details of all these workshops at www.balestraschoolworkshops.co.uk.
RESOURCES AND SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES
OUR RESOURCES (see downloads at top of page):
Powerpoint for both people
Written profiles of Vincent Van Gogh and LS Lowry
Wordsearch of Vincent Van Gogh and LS Lowry
SUGGESTED EXTERNAL RESOURCES:
(please note that we hold no responsibility for external resources and that it is up to you to check for suitability)
diary entries for both persons at key moments in their life / letters from each person / story from the point of view of someone watching key moments in their lives / small non-fiction fact cards (similar to enclosed profiles) / written description of one of their paintings.
ROLE-PLAY AREA SUGGESTIONS:
Artist’s studio / sketching area / art area in general / one of Lowry’s streets / Van Gogh’s room.
Maths based on how many paintings, years each artist painted for / how much they are worth.
ART / DT:
An excellent opportunity to paint, draw, make art based on their paintings / make a Lowry painting in pipe cleaners.
Look at where they both lived / compare the two rural and urban landscapes of the time.