Primary Cultural Education Commission Added

Published: 26 October 2018
Museums Sheffield is working with Create Sheffield (Sheffield’s cultural education partnership) to develop their offer to schools for a prestigious Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. This commission is open until 15th November!

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Museums Sheffield is working with Create Sheffield (Sheffield’s cultural education partnership) to develop their offer to schools for a prestigious Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. This commission is open until 15th November!

Brilliant teachers are required to co-produce a dynamic, relevant, useful and meaningful offer for schools based on the 15 Leonardo da Vinci drawings that will exhibited at Millennium Galleries Feb – May 2019.

This offer is likely to be gallery based enrichment activities for out of school visits.

 

More information:

 

In February 2019 fifteen remarkable drawings by Leonardo da Vinci drawn from the Royal Collection will be displayed at Millennium Gallery as part of major nationwide exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death.  Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing will see some of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings to be shown in a series of simultaneous exhibitions taking place in 12 cities across the UK.

http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/blog/2018/2/leonardo-da-vinci-drawings-from-royal-collection-in-sheffield

 

One of Leonardo’s greatest gifts is that he shows us just how important basic creative skills such as drawing are. The selection of works going on display at the Millennium Gallery reflect the breadth of his understanding and ability, demonstrating how he comprehensively applied his knowledge and skill through art, design and science. As possibly the most famous polymath that has ever lived, Leonardo and his drawings are the perfect example of the diverse pathways to learning through art.

 

 

There could be no better example than these drawings to demonstrate that studying art allows us to learn about more much than art itself. We believe the works in this exhibition to be an effective and engaging starting point for a wide range of subjects, from literacy, geography, history, design & technology to science and maths. We are inviting teachers to work with us to develop useful, practical resources that deepen understanding about Leonardo and inspire creativity in its broadest sense.

 

We want to work with a small group of brilliant teachers to co-produce the following with us:

 

  • Two workshops aimed at primary schools themed around the Leonardo exhibition at Millennium Gallery

  • One workshop to be around water and the other the human body. The workshops should encompass STEAM.

  • A suite of resources for pre and post visit classroom work. These may relate to the workshops or they could be stand alone to support a teacher led visit

  • Resources to support teacher-led visits to the exhibition e.g. an introduction to Leonardo etc.

Ideas about how art and other MS collections (such as Ruskin and Metalwork) can be used to teach across the curriculum but with a focus on core subjects and STE(A)M subjects.

 

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