about this session
Key stage 4 and key stage 5 | Areas of learning: Art & Design | Topic: Printmaking, Surface Design, Textiles | Session Type: Route-based and classroom-based
Hillsborough Castle is home to a wonderful collection of artwork and objects, all set within beautiful interiors. Students are invited to explore the collection in the State Rooms, as well as the silk, wallpaper and textiles adorning the rooms in order to gather inspiration for creating their own, historically-inspired, textiles.
Led by an artist facilitator, students will use heat reactive dyes to create their own textile designs, which they can add to their portfolio of work.
• Learn about some of the art collection and objects on display at Hillsborough Castle.
• Take inspiration from the collection and interiors to inform their own work.
• Learn how to design and create textile designs using heat reactive dyes.
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This session supports:
• The development of creative thinking skills and personal creative outcomes through investigating, realising, designing and making, using printmaking and textiles.
• Developing an appreciation of the work of artists, designers and craft workers; past and present.
• Gathering information and inspiration from direct experience in a historic house.