LEARNING - WHAT WE OFFER


We offer a range of facilitated workshops presented by staff and a dedicated team of volunteers. Sessions take place both in the Museum gallery and in our off-gallery workshop space.

We frequently offer full-day visits in partnership with Ely Cathedral and Ely Museum. Please contact the Learning Officer for more information about visits to multiple venues.

If you can't see an option that meets your learning or budgetary needs, please contact the Learning Officer directly to discuss alternatives. We strive to offer an inclusive and flexible service, and will endeavour to work with you to create an offer that works for you, your learners and your budget.

Bookings can be made with the Learning Officer by telephone on 01353 660347 or by emailing learning@stainedglassmuseum.com

EYFS and Key Stage One


Windows on Worlds


A participatory storytelling session richly resourced with costumes and props that will take your pupils on an imaginative journey exploring the use of colour in the Museum. This session is an excellent springboard into Literacy and English activity back in school. Why not extend your visit by combining this session with one of our art and craft activities?
30 minutes
£1.50 per pupil (minimum charge £15)

NEW Arts Award Discover in a Day


A specially tailored experience that supports your pupils to achieve their Arts Award Discover certificate. Pupils will discover how stained glass is made, and then create their own fused glass artworks in response to one of our panels.
Full day experience
£15 per pupil (minimum charge £150)

SEASONAL Candlelight and Colours


Delivered in partnership with Ely Cathedral, join us for a seasonal Advent workshop. Pupils will participate in an interactive Advent tour of the Cathedral, explore the Christmas story at The Stained Glass Museum, and make their own painted acrylic Christmas decorations.
Full day experience
£5 per pupil (minimum charge £75)

Key Stage Two


Discover Stained Glass


Guided by Theophilus the monk, pupils will explore the traditional art and craft of stained glass. This is a creative visual literacy session that can be themed to suit a variety of curriculum topics and interests. Pupils will learn how to 'read' stained glass windows, before creating their own souvenir artwork.
Duration and pricing dependent on creative activity chosen, please contact us for more information.

Victorians


This session can be offered in partnership with Ely Museum to provide your learners with an immersive Victorian-themed day. Please contact us for more information.

Pupils will learn about the process of manufacturing stained-glass, and the dangerous working conditions experienced by Victorian child-apprentices. Pupils will also explore the Victorian glass on display at the Museum, before creating their own souvenir artwork inspired by one of our Victorian panels.
2 and a half hour workshop
£5 per pupil (minimum charge £75)

NEW Arts Award Discover in a Day


Pupils will explore the science of glass and colour in this hands-on workshop. Pupils will learn about the visible light spectrum and key terminology such as absorption, reflection and transmission in the context of our collection. They will discover how stained glass is made, and create their own fused glass artworks in response to one of our panels.
Full day experience
£15 per pupil (minimum charge £150)

COMING SOON Arts Award Explore


We are currently developing our Arts Award offer both on and off-site. If you are interested in participating in our pilot phase, please contact learning@stainedglassmuseum.com

Key Stage Three and Beyond


Discover Stained Glass


Students will explore the medieval process of making stained-glass. They will have the opportunity to explore the Museum to collect details and motifs from the glass on display before being supported to transfer their designs into their own souvenir artworks.
Duration and pricing dependent on creative option chosen, please contact us for more information.

Spotlight Tours


A short tour of the Museum adapted to meet the specific interests and needs of your learners. Why not extend your visit by combining this tour with one of our art and craft activities?
40 minutes
£2 per pupil (minimum charge £20)

Art and Craft Activities


These activities can be adapted to suit a wide range of ages and abilities. Sessions can also be enhanced and extended in length and complexity for more advanced learners. Please contact the Learning Officer directly if you would like to discuss any of these activities in more detail.

Suncatchers


In this workshop pupils will be able to decorate a pre-printed acrylic suncatcher to display in a window at home or at school. This session is most suitable for EYFS and KS1.
30 minutes
£2 per pupil (minimum charge £30)

Glass Painting


Pupils will have time to explore the Museum and collect details and motifs from the panels on display. They will then be supported to turn these into a design for a final piece, which they will transfer onto either acrylic or glass using paints and pens. This session is suitable for KS1 and beyond.
1 hour and 30 minutes
£3.50 per pupil if painting onto acrylic; £4.50 per pupil if painting onto glass (minimum charge £35)

Glass Fusing


Pupils will learn how to cut glass and then apply this skill to producing their own fused glass artwork. Pupils will work with flat glass, frit (ground glass), noodles, and stringers, which can be layered to produce a range of visual effects. Glass will be kiln-fired and available for collection approximately one week after your visit. This session is most suitable for KS2 and beyond, but can be adapted to accommodate KS1 learners.
2 hours
£10 per pupil (minimum charge £100)

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