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Arts Award supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. It develops their arts knowledge, creativity, communication skills and ability to lead projects. The Jewish Museum can support students working towards Arts Award Discover & Explore.
• Discover – (designed for early key stage 2)
Discover (20 hours recommended)
Discover – take part in the arts, Discover artists - find out about artists and their work, Share - your arts discovery.
• Explore – (designed for higher key stage 2)
Explore (25 hours recommended) Entry Level 3 Award on QCF.
Inspire – take part in the arts and record what inspires them, Explore – experience arts organisations and artists, Create - make an art work to demonstrate arts skills and creativity, Present - share some of your exploration with others and record what you do.
For more information, please visit www.artsaward.org.uk.
Work towards your Arts Award Discover and Explore through the following schools and family workshops:
School Workshops (Suitable for School and Educational group visits Key stage 1, 2, 3):
- Illuminating Judaism
- Shabbat Shalom
- Festival Focus
- First World War: Remember Me
Family Workshops (Suitable for ages 4 – 11):
Please see our What's On page for more information.
Art focused workshops for schools:
Kitaj in Context - a drawing workshop relating to our special exhibition, R.B. Kitaj: Obsessions - The Art of Identity
We will begin with a short introduction to Judaism to help the students understand how Kitaj both expressed and battled with his identity. Pupils will handle religious items of significance. There shall be a guided tour of the Museum's current Kitaj exhibition, focusing on images that relate both to his Jewish cultural heritage and to his works concerning the Holocaust. The workshop will conclude with a story and handling a special spice box from the Jewish Museum collection that relates to both Judaism and the Holocaust.
Totally Torah: the Art of the Scribe - for primary and secondary schools
Pupils will be able to see Torah scrolls on display and handle Torah decorations. Students will be led through a series of drawing exercises experimenting with different methods of mark making, line and shading to explore the fascinating objects in the collection. Pupils will learn about the artistic skills of a scribe and discover all the items he writes and decorates. Pupils will have a chance to write their name in Hebrew with a quill and ink as well as decorate their own scroll with patterns found in the religion gallery. Drawing materials and paper provided.
Never Again Auschwitz: The Story of Leon Greenman - a practical drawing workshop for secondary schools
Pupils will explore the life of British Holocaust survivor and amateur artist Leon Greenman. Leon, like so many other survivors, drew his memories of Auschwitz. During the session we will see a film of Leon's life, look at artwork by Leon in the museum's collection and handle objects that relate to his life. We will draw from handling objects and use a variety of media to explore the Holocaust Gallery, where we find yellow stars and other poignant items. Drawing materials provided. Please bring your own sketchbooks.
For more information please download the resource pack below, or to book a workshop please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7284 7384.