You will shortly be visiting the Allen Gallery in Alton for two hours to support the delivery of a session called Exploring Pattern. This session has been devised and developed especially for year 3, 4, 5 & 6 pupils.
You will be supporting and leading a small group of pupils as they try activities throughout the Gallery; an Interpreter-Demonstrator will oversee the session by moving from group to group to support you.
On arrival the Interpreter-Demonstrator will meet you and introduce you to the Allen Gallery and give you a brief introduction to the session. They will also take the whole class on a brief walk around the whole building – there are two floors.
The Interpreter-Demonstrator will introduce the session by discussing pattern and motifs. The class will then divide into groups to carry out a total of 6 activities. The activities are:
At the end of the activities pupils will be invited to spend 5 mins sketching a motif from our tile collection to take back to school for follow-up work on patterns.
Please note: there are no public toilets at the Allen Gallery. However, the staff are happy for visiting pupils to use their toilet facilities during their visit. The Interpreter-Demonstrator will explain where they are during their introduction.
How to book a visit to a community museum gives you step-by-step guidelines – simply note the name of the session you would like, the museum’s telephone number and see the guidelines.