Our first artist-led CPD for primary teachers ‘Making Art, Making Stories’ was held at The Manchester Museum on October 17th. Primary teachers from around Greater Manchester participated in a full day to find ways of engaging with archaeology collections (we focussed on Lindow Man, A Bog Body Mystery – our current exhibition) and collections through practical activities. Artists Daksha Patel and Paul Pickford led the highly enjoyable session to develop ideas about time, degeneration, archaeology and collecting through a series of activities that included making plasticine prints and simple pop up books.
Comments ranged from:
‘Most useful introduction to the Museum, particularly the practical activities’
to ‘ a good debate and an enjoyable day’
If you want to attend a repeat session of ‘Making Stories, Making Art’ on Friday January 23rd, places are still available, get in touch with our bookings coordinator on 0161 275 2630. Some help with supply cover may be available and the course is free. Other opportunities for teachers can be seen here.