Since launching in January 2016 House for an Art Lover have delivered schools workshops to over 1,500 people!
Our schools programme is designed to support the Curriculum for Excellence and features workshops aimed at Early, First and Second level pupils (workshops can be adapted for ASL).
We advise booking morning workshops for those interested in Charles Rennie Mackintosh as sometimes weddings and events take place in the afternoon.
We offer bespoke workshops for secondary schools focusing on the creative industries, heritage or a mixture of both!
House for an Art Lover – Mackintosh and MacDonald (2 hours including a half hour break)
During this workshop participants will explore the House for an Art Lover, learning about Mackintosh and MacDonald and what inspired them. Participants will take part in a practical art activity responding to what they have discovered in the house.
EXA 1-05a / EXA 2-05a SOC 1-06a
Empire Exhibition 1938 (2 hours including a half hour break)
Learn about Glasgow’s contribution to the British Empire and explore the Empire Exhibition that once stood in Bellahouston Park! Participants will take part in a practical art activity responding to what they have learned.
SOC 2-04a SOC 1-03a SOC 2-03a
Shipbuilding and the Clyde (2 hours including a half hour break)
During this workshop participants will learn about the history of the Clyde and the impact Shipbuilding had on Glasgow. Participants will respond to what they have learned through a fun creative writing activity.
SOC 1-03a SOC 2-03a SOC 2-04a
The Elephant for Glasgow (2 hours including a half hour break)
During this workshop will explore the different ways that artists have responded our to local Heritage. Participants will learn about the historical significance of the local area and respond creatively by making a mini sculpture or artwork.
SOC 1-03a SOC 2-03a EXA 1-05a / EXA 2-05a
Contemporary Art and Design (2 hours including a half hour break)
This workshop will be adapted to suit the needs of the class and will include practical art activities. Options will include the exploration of our sculptures situated around the park, responding to our current exhibition in the Studio Pavilion, or working with our artist in residence.
EXA 1-05a / EXA 2-05a
Art Inspired by Heritage (2 hours including a half hour break)
During this workshop we will explore themes in the Heritage Center such as Glasgow’s industrial history and find out how Contemporary Artists have responded to them. There will be a practical art activity as part of this workshop.
EXA 1-05a / EXA 2-05a
Grounds for Play (1 hour)
During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore our specially designed park called ‘Grounds for Play’. They will learn about the artists who designed the park, then imagine and design their ideal piece of apparatus. Please note that this workshop mainly takes place outside.
EXA 0-04a / EXA 1-04a EXA 0-06a HWB 0-19a
The team at House for an Art Lover are happy to create bespoke experiences for pupils in collaboration with the class teacher if the content of our workshops is not suitable.
If you would like any more information, or would like to book a workshop at House for an Art Lover,
please call: 0141 427 9557