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Our secondary education programme offers are aligned to the Art & Design, History and Science curricula. We also deliver cross-curricular programmes, such as our Discovery Days and can work with teachers on developing bespoke collaborative projects.
Secondary schools can visit as a self-guided group or take part in one of our tours or seasonal programmes, which respond to our changing exhibitions.
Our tours are led by our expert and friendly staff and explore themes connected with the House, Grounds & Gardens or Bird Garden.
Price: £6.50 per pupil
Duration: 1 hour
If there is a particular topic you are interested in, which you can’t find here, please let us know. We are always happy to tailor tours and sessions just for you.
Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters
23 March – 8 September
The exhibition Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters, aims to challenge preconceptions, spark interest and inspire debate about the role craft can play in culture, identity and society. Curated by design critic Hugo Macdonald, the works of over twenty-five diverse British makers will be on show in Harewood House; from fashion, textiles, woodwork, glass, metalwork, furniture, papercraft and lacquer.
Full-day workshop (10.30am – 2.00pm)
Suitable for KS2 – KS4
£8 per pupil (including full-day admission to the whole site)
Work with artist Harriet Lawton to explore the collections, gardens and birds of Harewood House through the eyes of a designer. This is a practical day for pupils to learn new art skills and create a a piece of craft inspired by Harewood using printmaking and textiles.
1 hour workshop
Suitable for KS1-4
£6.50 per pupil (including full-day admission to the whole site)
Create your own sketchbook, using traditional book-binding techniques and salvaged papers to stay environmentally friendly! Use your sketchbook to collect drawings and notes of your time at Harewood and keep as a souvenir.
Events for Teachers
Crafting Patterns: Teachers’ Making Day
Suitable for teachers at all Key Stages
Saturday 30 March 2019, 10.30 – 3.30pm
Inspired by our exhibition Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters, work with artist Harriet Lawton, to explore Harewood through the eyes of a designer. We will gather visual information through sketching in a range of media, leading to craft-making using printmaking and textile processes back in the studio. The day will explore ways of applying these skills and processes back in the classroom.
£30 per teacher. Materials included.
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