Make a Book – SEN

Monday to Friday FREE
Secondary Make a Book SEN
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  • Admission: Free entry

This is an inspiring and practical workshop in which students will:

• Develop a basic understanding of different book forms

• Make and take away their own bound book, which can be displayed at school

During the session, students will be introduced to the history of the book by looking at a variety of images and handling different types of books. In the Treasures gallery and public spaces they will encounter illuminated manuscripts, Eastern printed books, scrolls and more.

Students will then create their own book using basic bookbinding techniques. They will decorate the cover using a range of art materials and taking inspiration from their findings in the Treasures Gallery.

The workshop aims to provide a new experience for students with special educational needs and to raise the confidence of both participants and support staff in engaging with historical collections in a creative way. It can be tailored to suit the abilities of your students. We recommend a phone conversation between our workshop leader and your group leader to highlight specific interests and needs. During this call we can also discuss any useful supporting material, such as a visual timetable, that can be sent to the school in advance to aid with preparation for the visit.

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Age group: Year 7 – 13 with complex learning needs requiring additional support
When: Monday to Friday
Length: 90 minutes, but there is flexibility to adapt to the needs of your group. Please allow more time after your workshop to explore the galleries and public spaces.
Group size:

minimum 5, maximum 10 plus support workers per session

Key skills: Art, Creativity, Visual Literacy
Price: Admission: Free entry
Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7412 7797
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