Local history workshops

In these sessions pupils will explore our site and art collection to gain an understanding of how art both reflects and shapes our local history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

New local history sessions will be coming soon.

About the sessions

All sessions are suitable for Early Years, Key Stages 1-2 and for children with special educational needs.

Sessions cost £100 including materials, and last for 2 hours.

Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare

This session runs from May to September at Garrick’s Temple, Hampton Court Road, Hampton, London, TW12 2EN.

This year is David Garrick’s 300th birthday! Come and celebrate with a session at Garrick’s Temple, along the riverside in Hampton. It is the perfect setting for students to discover Shakespeare and Garrick, one of our first ‘star’ actors. Our 3 hour workshops encourage students to make a mask, learn and then act a scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Key themes:

  • Art and design
  • Literacy
  • Drama
  • Shakespeare

Literacy in the Landscape

This session runs all year round.

Students will explore how the local River Thames landscape has inspired artists such as Turner, Marlow and Tillemans. Using the Richmond Borough Art Collection, they will describe and explore the local landscape through descriptive writing. They will then capture the beauty and inspiration of the landscape and river through drawing and poetry.

Key themes:

  • English
  • Local history
  • Art and design

Updated: 26 April 2017