FREE Admission
Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL

Open Daily 10:00 - 17:00 Call: 0191 515 5555

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FREE Admission
Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL

Open Daily 10:00 - 17:00 Call: 0191 515 5555

Separator National Glass Centre is part of the University of Sunderland
Incredible Collections

Dan Klein and Alan J. Poole Collection

 

Workshop availability: July 2013 - June 2014

 

Pupils will participate in activities and discussions then go on to make an exciting piece of glass artwork, using themes and techniques to complement the focus of the gallery tour.

 

Curriculum links: Art and Design, Science



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Points of View

3 Solo Shows

 

Workshop available May - September 2014.

 

Students will explore and discuss the electic collection of artworks in our 3 Solo Shows exhibition, using observational drawing to inspire their designs for a fused mosaic tile or a glass painting. 

 

Curriculum links: Art and Design, Science, Design and Technology



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Eye-catching

Eyewear

 

Workshop availability: January - April 2014

 

Students will take inspiration from the eye glasses on display, get creative, design something extraordinary and then make an eye-catching piece of glass art.

 

Curriculum links: Art and Design, Science




Stories of Glass in Sunderland

Available all year round

 

In this interactive session, pupils take the role of trainee archaeologists and through a series of challenges and dramatic interventions they will discover the history of glass making in Sunderland from Benedict Biscop to the present day. 

 

Curriculum links: History, Art, Science

 



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Patterns of Pyrex

Heritage Gallery

 

Available all year round

 

This cross-curricular workshop introduces pupils to Pyrex, a significant part of Sunderland’s glassmaking heritage, and also explores the use of patterns in Pyrex designs.

 

Curriculum links: History, Art and Design



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Benedict Biscop

Heritage Gallery

 

Available all year round

 

Travel back in time 1300 years and meet the man who introduced the art of glassmaking to the Anglo-Saxons, this workshop includes a visit to St Peter's Church.

 

Curriculum links: History, RE, Art and Design



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Whimsey's Adventure Backpacks

Heritage Gallery

 

Available all year round

 

This session has been designed as a half facilitated visit, half self-led visit allowing some flexibility in timing and content to fit your needs.

 

Curriculum links: Science, History



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Virtual Tour

Familiarise yourself with our Stories of Glass in Sunderland exhibition and Learning Studios with this interactive virtual tour.

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