The Dorman Museum houses the biggest collection of objects by the Victorian designer Christopher Dresser. In this arty workshop students find out about the cutting edge designs of Dresser, “the Father of Industrial Design”. They spend time in our fantastic Dresser gallery and enjoy sketching the beautiful original objects on display. Students use the inspiration of Dresser’s designs to create a piece of wallpaper in his style, and learn the technique of stenciling. Each student is given a high quality sketchbook to keep and they can take the wallpaper that they produce back to school to display.
Key learning outcomes:
Students will learn about the work of this nationally renowned designer and get to see a huge range of his work. Students improve their mastery of art and design techniques and are encouraged to see the value in using their own sketchbooks.
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