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Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL

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

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE
BOOK BY PHONE: 0191 568 9700
EMAIL: info@nationalglasscentre.com

FREE Admission
Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL

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

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE
BOOK BY PHONE: 0191 568 9700
EMAIL: info@nationalglasscentre.com

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Architecture: Buildings and Ideas

Suitable for KS1/KS2, full day session, £8 per pupil

Explore National Glass Centre and visit St Peter’s Church to compare old and new buildings using a range of sources and materials. Use a viewfinder to make observational drawings, draw a map of the route between the 2 buildings and use acetate to create a stained glass window design. Take inspiration from the stained glass to paint on a glass tile.

This qualifies as a complete Arts Award Discover, or contributes to part of Arts Award Explore. There is additional charge for Discover certificates, group discounts apply. 

Curriculum links: Art and Design, Science, History, Religious Studies, Geography

 

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Gallery Glass

Participate in gallery tours and discuss the contemporary art on display across our different gallery spaces. Learn about the artists’ ideas and glass making processes. Choose a piece of artwork, write a review and share to the group.

Discuss measurement, scale and proportion. Investigate shape by using maths to create symmetrical or tessellating designs.

Create a fused glass decoration based on either symmetry or tessellation. Learn about glass making processes and equipment.

 

Years 1 – 6 / KS1 and KS2 (adapted for suitability) / £8 Full Day per student

 

This qualifies as a complete Arts Award Discover, or contributes to part of Arts Award Explore. There is additional charge for Discover certificates, group discounts apply. 

 

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

 

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Stories of Glass in Sunderland

Suitable for KS1/KS2, half day session, £6 per pupil.

 

Discover the history of glass making in Sunderland, with a focus on Anglo-Saxon culture and local industrial history. Students will make a Pyrex-inspired painted plate to take home.

 

Curriculum links: History, Art and Design, Geography

 

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Changing States

Suitable for KS1/KS2, full day session, £8 per pupil

 

Learn about the science of glass with exciting experiments, using a range of materials. Practice measuring and making predications.  Have a tour of the Gallery and create an abstract design on a fused glass tile. Learn about the glass fusing process of heating and cooling and how a kiln works. 

 

This qualifies as a complete Arts Award Discover, or contributes to part of Arts Award Explore. There is additional charge for Discover certificates, group discounts apply. 

 

Curriculum links: Science, Art and Design, Maths

 

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Whimsey's Adventure Backpacks

Suitable for KS1/KS2, half day session, £2 per pupil

 

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

 

Curriculum links: Art and Design, Science, History

 

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Compare Contrast Create

Explore the contemporary and historical artwork on display across our galleries.

Discuss artists’ ideas and your own personal thoughts and feelings. Choose a piece of artwork, write a review and share to the group.

Learn about glassmaking and the industry in Sunderland since 674AD, handle historical glass objects from our Stories of Glass in Sunderland exhibition and compare them to the contemporary work.

Create a painted glass design inspired by the artwork.

 

Years 2-6 / KS1 and KS2 (adapted for suitability), Full day £8 per pupil 

 

This qualifies as a complete Arts Award Discover, or contributes to part of Arts Award Explore. There is an additional charge for Discover certificates, group discounts apply. 

 

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

 

 



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