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.

Main learning approaches:

Independent learning
Creative learning

Planning a visit:

All staff led sessions at the museum are generally two hours long and run between 9.30-11.30am and 12.30 – 2.30.

To ensure a quality experience, we ask that the maximum number of children booked in per workshop session is 30.

A room for lunch is provided when booking sessions led by the museum staff.

Pre-booking is essential.

For further information about this workshop, how to book and the wider school offer at the Dorman Museum please visit the website and contact the Learning Officer.