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Post-16 Learning @ the Whitworth Â

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Contact Us Bespoke Practical Workshops Workshop: Drawing from Source Materials Workshop: Experimental Printmaking Workshop: Pattern and Process in Texiles FREE Exhibition Tours: Knowledge Series TACTILE Self Guided Visits Educator’s Evenings Supporting Resources

Contact us telephone:

0161 275 8455




The Whitworth Art Gallery The University of Manchester Oxford Road Manchester M15 6ER


Work with artists and the Whitworth’s collections and exhibitions to inspire and explore exciting ways to develop ideas.  

Bespoke Practical Workshops Select from one of the 3 workshops working with experienced creative practitioners: •  Using Sketchbooks •  Experimental Printmaking •  Pattern and Process in Textiles Cost: £90 half day, £180 full day Maximum 20 students per workshop Workshops work well when they are tailored to fit into your coursework or to develop new skills.

A great way to get a real understanding of the importance of sketchbooks as a playful tool  

Workshop: Using Sketchbooks Explore the potential of using and personalising your sketchbook by: •  Developing drawing techniques, including automatic drawing •  Exploring line •  Working at different speeds •  Using positive and negative space

Learn a variety of printmaking techniquesÂ

Workshop: Experimental Printmaking Research the collections and transform your drawings into prints. Choose from: •  Multi-colour and intaglio printing •  Dry point engraving •  Perspex printing •  Mono-printing

Elizabeth Couzens Scott makes extraordinary textiles and delivers made-to-measure textile sessions 10Â

Workshop: Pattern and Process in Textiles Research pattern, design, traditional and contemporary techniques and processes. Choose from: •  Mark-making with stitch •  Experimenting with layers and textures •  Using the collections for research and contextual references

Mary Kelly and Ray Barrie, Habitus 2010 12Â

FREE Exhibi)on Tours:  Knowledge Series The Knowledge Series are tours provided by University Art History undergraduates. The tours are developed in partnership with Learning and the Curatorial Team. The specialist undergraduates can offer unique, tailored insights into the exhibitions which are quirky and informative for secondary school students. Please see the website for available dates.

Michael Brennand Wood (Detail from TACTILE Handling Resource)

TACTILE Explore the totally unique hands-on TACTILE resource as part of your visit to The Whitworth Art Gallery. Select from 11 contemporary textile maker, analyse inspiring techniques and approaches, and find out more about career paths. Please contact us to book and for information about the individual makers.


Self-Guided Visits We want you to have the best possible visit. We can provide: •  •  •  • 

Information on current and forthcoming exhibitions Advice on planning a visit Introductory Tours Resources

Educator Evenings @ the Whitworth Â

Educator’s Evenings Educator’s Evenings are now part of the exhibition previews. Please sign up for these events as places will be limited. Join our e-mail contact list to be updated about forthcoming exhibitions. Contact Denise Bowler to book a place on 0161 275 8455 or via e-mail These are opportunities to get an insider’s guide to our exhibitions.

Supporting Resources •  Mary Kelly: Projects 1973-2010 Educator’s Resource •  Mary Kelly: Projects 1973-2010 Self-Guided Visit Hints •  Useful blogs h4p:// •  Please e-mail if you have suggestions or enquiries. 20

Whitworth Art Gallery Post-16 Learning Programme 2011  
Whitworth Art Gallery Post-16 Learning Programme 2011  

A guide to the learning offer at the Whitworth Art Gallery specifically for Post-16 students and teachers