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Drawing on History


This learning journey has been devised to support a led session based at Hull and East Riding Museum.  Alternatively it can be used as the basis for a self directed visit.  Students are encouraged to identify decorative motifs in the Bronze and Iron-Age galleries of Hull and East Riding Museum though observational drawing.


Artists often use drawing as a way of recording information, this learning journey encourages students to use museums as a visual resource by focusing on jewellery and decorative objects through a series of drawing and visual research exercises.


Students will gain an understanding of how decorative motifs have been used and adapted through time.   They will understand the use of a primary source as starting point for design.


There are suggestions for drawing activities using the museum collections on each page of this learning journey.


Key Themes - Drawing as a means of:

· recording and understanding information

· connecting with objects

· visual research

· focusing, investigating and analysing

· accessing collections


Curriculum Links:

This learning journey can be used as a resource for:

KS3 Art & Design: Unit 10gen - Visiting a Museum, Gallery or site

GCSE Art & Design

BTEC First Diploma in Art & Design: Unit 1


Learning Outcomes:

Enjoyment, Inspiration, Creativity and Skills

Students will investigate and understand the use of historical influences as a starting point in design

Attitudes and Values, Knowledge and Understanding

Students will develop an awareness of museum collections and the importance of the historical heritage of their culture

Activity, Behaviour and Progression

Students will feel encouraged to visit museums and galleries

This learning journey is part of a larger project funded by the Designation Challenge Fund and the MLA - to increase the access and enjoyment of Hull Museums' craft and design collections.

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